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.”
Last Light, Kalamalka Lake 36 x 48 in. Oil on canvas
Reflections of Giverny, France 54 x 70 in.
Sunlight on Monet's Pond 48 x 60 in. Oil on canvas
Headly, BC 16 x 20 in. Oil on canvas
Spring at Aspen Grove 54 x 72 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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