About Ricky Schaede
Born in Brampton, Ontario in 1993, Ricky Schaede is an artist, art instructor, and community arts advocate who practices painting, drawing, and sculpture in Orangeville, Ontario. Having been exposed to painting and drawing in his early childhood by his father, Ricky found his voice as an artist after returning home from a series of sacred fire ceremonies at the Mayan ruins in Guatemala at the age of 19.
Since discovering his passion for painting, Ricky has won multiple awards and sold pieces to collectors in Ontario and Quebec. He is also co-founder of Club Art, a not-for-profit youth arts project whose mandate is to create a safe, inspiring space for youth to experience and create art. Through his efforts with Club Art, he positively impacts his community and uses art as a tool to connect and inspire others. Since 2014, Ricky has been blessed to teach kids art classes at Maggiolly Art Supplies in Orangeville, and has recently begun teaching drawing and painting to adults, as well as private students.
In 2015 and 2016, Ricky traveled to Austria to study the Mische Technique with Philip Rubinov Jacobson and Mantra Cora, an early renaissance technique considered to be a sacred treasure, infusing paintings with ‘an inner light’. In 2015, Ricky joined the Canadian Society for Art of the Imagination, participating in their exhibit in Montreal in October 2015, and in Manhattan at ONE Art Space, in April 2017. Ricky's recent solo show 'The Triumph of Life' took place at Maggiolly Art during the Orangeville Blues and Jazz Festival in June 2017.
Ricky's work continues to evolve and expand as he gains technical knowledge and skill, as well as life experience and wisdom. His plans for the future are to continue creating and refining his body of work with the goal of seeking gallery representation and exhibiting his work internationally. To see more work, learn more, or join Ricky's mailing list for news and updates, visit his website, www.RickySchaede.com.