Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ron Plaizier Wildlife Artist

I am drawn to the Ron Plazier's art but then again I love landscape painting. The roots of Ron's painting begins in Quebec's Chateauguay Valley, on the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Ron was born and raised in Quebec. He was nurtured into the arts under the guidance and encouragement of an attentive mother. She recognized his talents early and she kept him supplied with materials to keep his young hands busy.

Ron is the father of two sons, and he married a girl he had known from the age of seven. That's remarkable in its own right.

He left Quebec with his family and they moved to Ontario and found their way to the lovely village of Marmora, about half way between Toronto and Ottawa.

Ron became serious about about art some 20 years ago, when he competed in several wildfowl wood carving competition and he went from there to acrylics and has been painting in this media ever since.

Like many artists, Ron provides for his family through full time employment. He works as the Chief Information Officer for the Kawartha District School Board in Peterborough.

Ron find that painting provides a therapeutic escape from life's stresses.

When I first looked at his paintings I was reminded of the work of Glen Loates. Ron confesses to ejoying painting birds and he says: "There's something about birds that seems to captivate the imagination. I guess it's because birds are so fast and fleeting. There one second, gone the next. Capturing their detailed intricate feather patterns and colours for the viewer gives me a certain amount of satisfacion."

Ron has a refreshing attitude towards his art. "I've competed successfully in a number of art shows over the years and have sold a few paintings which is very rewarding but I think the biggest reward is when I can put a smile on someones face."

Ron draws from the influence of artists such as Robert Bateman, Glen Loates and Carl Benders. "What I really enjoy about painting is that it allows me to slow down life's hectic pace and to observe the small details, I mean really observe, and appreciate the natural beauty around us."

While Ron, doesn't have a 'home gallery', at this time, he has set himself up an attractive website to showcase his art and his long term goal is to find a place in several galleries. And from what I can see that day isn't all that far away.

To visit Ron's website to see his gallery of works, please click here.

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