Inspired by iconic toys and cartoons over the years, along with his reverence of nature Ron DeFelice conceived the idea to produce whimsical worlds on painted canvas. DeFelice uses plein air field studies, clay sculptures and studio painting to build a stage for my characters in these natural environments. He further enhances lighting, color and composition through digital design
Rendering these amorphic clay characters with texture and monolithic proportions allows him to achieve a deliberate contrast to his painterly landscapes. As a result Ron DeFelice is able to conjure up these impossible realities that radiate weirdness and positivity. It is his hope that the viewer will feel a connection to this happy amalgam of nostalgia and fantasy.