Ross Andrews is an Australian painter who was born in Africa and grew up on four continents.
"Each painting is an idea that comes from the places I like to explore – often the Sapphire Coast and Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, or the hills around Canberra, and sometimes out west," Ross says.
"I get the idea down on the spot, or in the studio, in any of the aqueous media and conte.
"My viewpoint can be downward like cartography. Or it can crop down to the objects in the middle-ground.
"Just as often, what I explore is the alchemy of paint – bringing out the textures, colours and patterns of the foreground - the bits of landscape that are most alive, moving, brilliant.
"I also look for spatial planes that I can move around, tilting and collapsing perspective.
"My aim is to create a lyrical description of the landscape ... passages that flicker between an abstraction of infinitesimal minuteness at one moment, and infinitudinal vastness at the next."
Woden, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2008 - 'The Shire Paintings, Wee Waa Raa and Beyond'. Solo Exhibition. Collector Gallery
2010 - 'Members' Exhibition'. M16 Artspace, Canberra.
2009 - 'Scapes'. Group exhibition. Artists’ Shed, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
2009 - 'The Elephant in the Room'. Group exhibition. The Front Gallery, Lyneham, Canberra.
2009 - 'Members' Exhibition'. Canberra Art Workshop.
2007 - 'Members' Exhibition'. Canberra Art Workshop.…Read More
Trained in drawing, sculpture, painting and portraiture under Charles Tompson, George Zacharewicz, Jan Brown and Elisa Crossing and other teachers who gave evening classes at the Canberra School of Art. More recently at the Australian National University with landscape artist Frank Thirion.
I've also studied with artists whose work I most admire, like Brett Bailey and Kerry McInnis in Canberra and George Gittoes in Bundeena.
After business studies completed an MBA - University of New England, 2001.
I continue my practice at the M16 Artspace in Canberra, Australia, alongside hundreds of friendly artists who jostle for easel-space each week in the Canberra Art Workshop’s open studio.
If you're coming to Canberra and would like to join us at a life drawing workshop on a week-night, call me on 0405 103 424 or email email@example.com …Read More