oil on canvas
Donated by the Artist
After a 25 year career as a sign-painter and graphic artist, Stacy and his wife, Marcia sold their business and moved to Victoria. There he was surrounded by the native artform, and was able to learn about the culture and the artform disciplines with a first nations mentor and gradually, he began to portray his impressions and conceptions in paintings. Stacy’s unique interpretations of the northwest coast native mythology attracted the attention of collectors across Canada and various other countries like Japan, where he has a painting hanging in the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. In 1998 Ron decided to take a break from the world of galleries to further develop his skills. For 12 years he taught acrylic painting through art colleges and art supply stores. His students enjoyed his teaching style immensely. Ron self-published a book called “The Secret World of Colour”. Stacy was heavily involved with the Island Illustrators’ Society, was instrumental in starting the Sidney Fine Art Show, and worked hundreds of hours on the Arts and Cultural Highway with Karl Schutz of Chemainus. He has participated in many fine art shows, winning awards and accolades. Now, settled in Summerland, he is enjoying teaching art, painting and writing for “Ravenkind”, a future book, as well as painting still life and the absolutely beautiful Okanagan landscape.