Driven by adventure and inspired by nature, Ric Fedyna creates art that is informed by his experiences in the wild. He is a hunter that paints, or rather; a painter that hunts. Bowhunting has been an artful practice and meditation that connects him to ancestry and forefathers whose survival depended upon what they could hunt and gather. He spends his time in the wild patiently observing the patterns of nature, the movement of animals, the sunrises and sunsets sweeping across the Alberta landscapes. All this knowledge and inspiration comes to life on canvas in his studio, as he tells the stories of his adventures, the land and it's majestic creatures.
Ric completed his degree in Visual Communications at the Alberta College of Art and Design. He then started a career as an illustrator and art director. Fast forward over 30 years, Ric has art and creative directed hundreds of campaigns for most of the top advertisers in Canada. He has won dozens of regional, national and international awards for his work. Throughout his career in marketing, he never let go of his fine art painting and his quest for adventure. That is now his focus and It's what feeds his soul. Ric also gives back by teaching at the Alberta College of Art and Design and by donating paintings to help fundraise for various wildlife conservation charities and associations.