Ron Plaizier, Wildlife Artist
Born in 1959, Ron grew up in the Chateauguay Valley on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in rural Quebec. His mother, Rita, was a local artisan, well known for her work in soap stone carving, needlework and egg etchings. “My mother was never idle with her hands, constantly creating something and quite often working on multiple projects at a time and it’s her creative drive that I’ve fortunately inherited from her.”
Ron later moved to Ontario to start a family with his wife Judy and now have two grown up sons Justin and Kyle. It was his love, shared equally by his family, for the outdoors, canoeing and kayaking that helped him develop a keen sense of observation and attention to detail. It wasn’t until his late thirties however that he would apply those skills initially to create detailed wildfowl carvings using wood and acrylics as his medium. Competing professionally in Ontario at various Wildfowl Carving competitions, he was fortunate to have won numerous awards for his creations.
“Working in this 3-dimensional art form forced me to develop an intimate understanding of wildfowl anatomy and detail” Ron now works primarily in the 2-dimensional art form of painting using acrylics on canvas or mason board and specializes in capturing meticulous detail with a balance of artistic composition and lighting that he hopes results in work that captures the viewer’s attention and lures them in.
More recently he competed in the 2012 Buckhorn Fine Art Festival winning first place as well as People’s Choice Award and as a member of the Belleville Art Association Ron entered and was accepted in the 2012 Juried Art Show and won the People’s Choice award there as well. As a signature member of the Artist for Conservation he has had success selling paintings across Canada and as far away as Australia.
In his artwork he hopes to not only present something appealing to nature and art lovers but also perhaps raise environmental awareness and the importance of wildlife preservation.