Ronald McLellan

About the Artist

Ron McLellan was born in Port Alberni, British Columbia in 1956. He attended Capilano College in North Vancouver, BC and then spent a year (1978-79) at the Alberta College of Art and Design, followed by a year at the University of Calgary (1979-1980). He also took a welding course at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology before receiving a diploma in Visual Arts from the Alberta College of Art and  DesignA plan, or to plan. The organization or composition of a work; the skilled arrangement of its parts. An effective design is one in which the elements of art and principles of design have been combined to achieve an overall sense of unity. Also [applied design], the production of attractive and well crafted functional objects. Subcategories of the design arts include: architecture, bonsai, fashion design, furniture design, graphic design, ikebana, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, stagecraft, textile design, and Web page design. (Artlex.com)  in 1982.

McLellan then entered the Fine Arts program at the University of Regina, where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1984. He worked at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in several capacities before moving to the Saskatchewan Arts Board in 1987, where he was the  RegistrarA person with broad responsibilities in the development and the enforcement of policies and procedures pertaining to the acquisition, management and disposition of collections. The registrar maintains the records pertaining to the objects for which the institution has assumed responsibility. Usually the registrar also handles arrangements for accessions, loans, packing, shipping, storage, customs, and insurance as it relates to the objects. (Artlex.com)  and Loans Officer. During his time in Regina he also taught  designA plan, or to plan. The organization or composition of a work; the skilled arrangement of its parts. An effective design is one in which the elements of art and principles of design have been combined to achieve an overall sense of unity. Also [applied design], the production of attractive and well crafted functional objects. Subcategories of the design arts include: architecture, bonsai, fashion design, furniture design, graphic design, ikebana, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, stagecraft, textile design, and Web page design. (Artlex.com)  and  sculptureA three-dimensional work of art, or the art of making it. Such works may be carved, modeled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, and relief, and made in a huge variety of media. A sculptor is one who creates sculptures. (artlex.com)  classes at the University of Regina and a  drawingDepiction of shapes and forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines. Colour and shading may be included. A major fine art technique in itself, drawing is the basis of all pictorial representation, and an early step in most art activities. Though an integral part of most painting, drawing is generally differentiated from painting by the dominance of line over mass. There are many sorts of drawing techniques, varying according to the effect the artist wants, and depending on whether the drawing is an end in itself — an independent and finished work of art -- or a preliminary to some other medium or form — although distinct from the final product, such drawings also have intrinsic artistic value. Preliminary drawings include various exercises (e.g., contour drawing, gesture drawing, figure drawing, drawing from the flat), as well as sketches and studies, cartoons and underdrawings. (Artlex.com)  course through the City of Regina community program.

McLellan’s work has been exhibited across Canada, and has been featured in solo exhibitions at both the MacKenzie and Mendel Art Galleries. His work has also been included in many group exhibitions, primarily in Saskatchewan and Alberta. McLellan now lives in Parksville, British Columbia.


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