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Sometimes, things happen that reshape the way we look at the world around us. Ronei has lived her entire life on Vancouver Island, bathed in the light and water of the Pacific landscape. In recent years, both of her parents were diagnosed with dementia. It has been a period of devastating loss, a time in which her parents’ inability to remember the past has called up her own memories of childhood with a vivid brightness.

Ronei was raised on the edge of the wilderness. Her family home sat on a farm by a lake near the ocean. In this quiet habitat, she explored forest trails, paddled canoes, and collected sand dollars. The natural world permeated her DNA.

These memories are now sharpened by loss for her parents, shifting her view of the scenery. While working the canvas she reflects on the past—the memories that continue to animate this native landscape. Ronei’s paintings are reflections—of the west coast world, of memories, of the losses and love that connect one’s identity to place. They are coloured with perspective, gratitude and a sense of purpose.

 

Collection Dedication

The Soleil Collection is dedicated to my daughter Kaita Soleil as I embark on becoming a full-time artist. She is my brightest light; my sunshine; my happiness. She is the embodiment of my dream come true. Being a working Mother sometimes makes you question your priorities; feel guilty for the time taken away from them. I had an awakening recently. On February 10th, 2022, I Closed my salon doors, retired from hairdressing to become a full-time artist. Kaita said to me, " Mom, I'm so proud of you!", 5 times that day, followed by, "I can't wait to hold your hand through the joy and the challenges of your new career." Her face was beaming with pride and excitement. That was the moment all guilt and questioning slid off my shoulders for good. Her entire being showed me that I am a role model to her. Not because I have been a working Mother her whole life but because I was following my dream.

  • Interlude by Ronei Faganello
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    Interlude

    $3,240.00

    36" x 36" x 1.5" Acrylic on Canvas Nissen Bight, Cape Scott, Vancouver Island

    $3,240.00
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  • Head in the Clouds by Ronei Faganello
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    Head in the Clouds

    $2,160.00

    36" x 24" x 1.5" Acrylic on Canvas Cox Bay, Pacific Rim National Park, VI

    $2,160.00
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