Rick Beaver belongs to the Mississauga Ojibway of the Rice Lake area in Ontario. He has been painting and exhibiting internationally for more than 30 years. He also brings his formal training as a wildlife biologist into the studio. His fusion of art with science works to honour and protect earth.
His art has been noted for vibrant colour and line which creates motion for his subjects including wildlife, native lifestyles and particularly dynamic landscapes rendered in gouache (opaque watercolor) or acrylics.