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Ron Hedrick

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Ron Hedrick was born in Vancouver in 1942 and currently resides and works from his studio in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Hedrick’s painting career commenced when he received instruction in painting from the noted landscape painter Karl E. Wood in 1968. In 1982, he had his first show at the Peters Gallery while residing in Kamloops,BC.By 1990 the demand for his work increased and his dream of becoming a professional artist was finally realized, and he has never looked back.

Hedrick’s early work was noticeably influenced by fellow Canadian Tom Thompson's stunning colors and heavy impasto oils. As his craft developed, Ron's individual style began to take shape. Hedrick's work is now recognizable with its bright, sunlit colors and spontaneous, confident brushwork. Ron is constantly exploring new concepts in light, color and form and his works range from "plein-air" landscapes to romantic and nostalgic situations including figurative, still lifes and images of snow scenes and beautiful gardens.

Critically acclaimed in the US and Canada, Hedrick is often referred to as a “colorist”, “illuminist” and "modern impressionist". His works have frequently been featured in publications such as “Magazine Art”, "American Art Collector", “International Art” and “Readers Digest” cover image and countless news articles. Ron has been voted into the exclusive and prestigious Salmagundi Club on Fifth Avenue in New York. He has also appeared on local T.V. and has been interviewed on CKNW radio by one of his many celebrity collectors, Rafe Mair. He also served as “artist in residence” at the Robert Bateman School, teaching value studies in oil paints to young and upcoming artists. His real passion is painting outdoors on location, whether alone or with a group of fellow art enthusiasts.

In 2004, he founded the” Stave Falls Artist Group”, made up of a small talented group of painters. They have since flourished and many of the participants have become noted, professional artists in their own right, contributing to commercial art galleries in Western Canada. Ron cherishes and is very proud to be part of the continued evolution of the Stave Falls Artists Group. Ron also provides art instruction to more than twenty four students at his studio. In 2009 he gave a 10 day workshop in Southern France and he is invited to give a workshops at local art communities such as the North Shore Artists Guild in North Vancouver, BC.

Ron is a totally dedicated artist and spends long hours in his studio, doing what he loves best, working on new creations and ever searching for the ideal masterpiece. The lure that is the soul of every true artist.

Lately, Ron has been receiving many requests for commissioned pieces. “There’s something special about a commissioned piece to me. For one thing, I find this to be the ultimate flattery for me as an artist, to have that kind of confidence from the purchaser. And also, the rewards of being so closely connected, regarding the customer, the piece and myself. It becomes a shared vision and accomplishment that we can celebrate together. I have a file that I keep, designated to letters and thank you cards from past customers. They are usually quite personal and emotional, as it involves a representation of a special time place or persons dear to them. Suddenly being an artist doesn’t seem so solitary.”



Ron Hedrick: Last Light, Kalamalka Lake Ron Hedrick: Spring at Aspen Grove Ron Hedrick: Sunlight on Monet's Pond
Last Light, Kalamalka Lake
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Spring at Aspen Grove
54 x 72 in.   Oil on canvas
Sunlight on Monet's Pond
48 x 60 in.   Oil on canvas   
Ron Hedrick: Headly, BC Ron Hedrick: Irises At Ferncliff Gardens Ron Hedrick: Rural Farm Team
Headly, BC
16 x 20 in.   Oil on canvas
Irises At Ferncliff Gardens
24 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Rural Farm Team
11 x 14 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Vineyard in the Mission, Kelowna Ron Hedrick: Pemberton River, Duffy Lake Road Ron Hedrick: Another's Point of View
Vineyard in the Mission, Kelowna
24 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Pemberton River, Duffy Lake Road
30 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Another's Point of View
20 x 16 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: A Shared Moment Ron Hedrick: Snow Shoveling Ron Hedrick: Monet's Pond in Summer
A Shared Moment
20 x 16 in.   Oil on canvas
Snow Shoveling
8 x 10 in.   Oil on board
Monet's Pond in Summer
32 x 46 in.   Oil on board   
Ron Hedrick: Distant Sails Ron Hedrick: French Countryside With Roses Ron Hedrick: Fall on the Similkameen
Distant Sails
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas   
French Countryside With Roses
38 x 58 in.   Oil on canvas   
Fall on the Similkameen
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Kelowna Landscape Ron Hedrick: Lavender Fields Ron Hedrick: French Poppies
Kelowna Landscape
24 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Lavender Fields
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas   
French Poppies
30 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
Ron Hedrick: Sun Valley Stream Ron Hedrick: Viewpoint, Winfield Ron Hedrick: Looking At the Eye
Sun Valley Stream
30 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Viewpoint, Winfield
5.5 x 6.75 in.   Oil on board
Looking At the Eye
20 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas   
Ron Hedrick: Beach Fun Ron Hedrick: Wading Ron Hedrick: Seaside Fun
Beach Fun
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas   
Wading
14 x 11 in.   Oil on canvas
Seaside Fun
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Late Fall, Pemberton Area Ron Hedrick: Lavender Farm Ron Hedrick: Wader at Third Beach
Late Fall, Pemberton Area
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Lavender Farm
24 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Wader at Third Beach
40 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Autumn Reflection Ron Hedrick: Birch Trees in Winter Ron Hedrick: Okanagan Vista
Autumn Reflection
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Birch Trees in Winter
40 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Okanagan Vista
24 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Beaver Lake Descent Ron Hedrick: Okanagan Sunset Ron Hedrick: Autumn Vista
Beaver Lake Descent
24 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Okanagan Sunset
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Autumn Vista
40 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Afternoon at the Beach Ron Hedrick: Pitt Meadows Dyke Road, East View Ron Hedrick: The Golden Ears
Afternoon at the Beach
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Pitt Meadows Dyke Road, East View
20 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
The Golden Ears
40 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Hawkin's Pickle Road (East Mission) Ron Hedrick: Frozen Pond Hockey Ron Hedrick: Kelowna Vineyard
Hawkin's Pickle Road (East Mission)
8 x 10 in.   Oil on board
Frozen Pond Hockey
11 x 14 in.   Oil on board
Kelowna Vineyard
24 x 30 in.   Acrylic on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Autumn Trail Ron Hedrick: Lake Country Ron Hedrick: Winter Lane with Heavy Snow Fall
Autumn Trail
48 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Lake Country
24 x 36 in.   Oil on canvas
Winter Lane with Heavy Snow Fall
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Ron Hedrick: Winter in Another Time Ron Hedrick: Winter Walk Ron Hedrick: Rural Skaters
Winter in Another Time
16 x 20 in.   Oil on canvas
Winter Walk
11 x 14 in.   Oil on board
Rural Skaters
11 x 14 in.   Oil on board

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