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Ross is an active member of the Gillespie Group, artists who meet regularly in Edinburgh to paint and to share inspiration and techniques - the group welcomes new members of all abilities.
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Ross is an established artist living in Edinburgh. He has been painting since he moved here from Dumfries in 1984, and exhibits regularly in joint exhibitions, often in aid of charities - Cancer Research UK, Prince's Trust, Casciani - and in solo shows, including Annandale Distillery (Aug 2015), Edinburgh's Tidalfire, Saint Columba's Hospice and Edinburgh City libraries.
He has been represented by several commercial galleries, including Edinburgh Drawing School, Caroline Temple, Colinton Arts, Daisy Cheynes (Stockbridge), Marchmont Gallery, Aquila, Life In Canvas, Framework Gallery and Grove Gallery. His greeting cards are available in popular Edinburgh shops, including Paper Tiger, Bonkers, Framers, Everyone's Designs and Edinburgh City Art Centre.
Ross's vibrant watercolours have featured on a book cover and his commissioned work has included Edinburgh's historical buildings, as well as local pubs and restaurants. He was commissioned to paint the winning pub in the Pub of The Year competition, run by Edinburgh City Council, and also one of his Edinburgh Winter paintings was used by the Council as their electronic Xmas card.
He is primarily a watercolourist, though likes to introduce other water-based media into his work. Varying textures by experimenting with various materials particularly interests him.
He works in different styles and enjoys letting the paint influence the finished work.
As well as Scottish landscapes, cityscapes, trees and flowers, Ross likes to paint abstracts with a particular liking for what he terms, realistic abstracts.
Ross is influenced by many artists and particularly by the watercolourists, John Blockley and Ron Ranson.
Natural light, cities, buildings, mountains and trees, and in particular the Scottish Highlands, inspire him.