How does someone become an artist when they hadn’t been drawing instinctively from an early age? In the case of Ron Parker, it was simply a matter of self-preservation. Wildlife became so familiar to him while on nature walks with his son that they pressed the issue. "When the animals started crawling up my leg," he says, "I started painting them."
There were hints of his fine art career in his early life, but they weren’t overwhelmingly obvious. He was born and raised amongst the beauty of British Columbia, but graduated from Lord Byng. . .