rossmooreart Artist Statement

Ross Moore Artist Statement

I was educated at Moseley School of Art in Birmingham from the age
of eleven although I knew I wanted to paint from the age of seven.
From there I went to Bretton Hall and that was what drew (and kept)
me in Yorkshire. I have run a theatre company, taught special needs
and learned West African drumming in Ghana and Senegal, but
always painted. Ten years ago I decided that I wanted to devote all
of my time to painting. My studio is in Holmfirth.
As well as being an exhibiting artist I also teach one to one session from my studio.
My subjects range from local landscapes to those from Europe and
Africa, places I have been to and enjoyed. I also paint still lifes,
animals, trees and figures.
I try to find a balance between what I see and what I paint using
mainly inks and dyes, which give great depth of colour. The initial
idea or image may be a landscape view but once the first mark is
made, it becomes a balance between retaining some truth to the
subject and pushing the painted image to new ground.
The inks and dye I use are emulsion, shellac or water based and I tend to use mainly Diamine, Liquitex, Rohrer Klingner and Dr. Martins on a variety of papers.

Previous Exhibitions

Bretton Hall College-1979
Batley School of Art & Design-1980
Tulley House Museum, Carlisle-1994
The Mill Arts Centre, Oxfordshire 2001
GCL Holmfirth-2011
Dadabar Sheffield 2012
Willow Tree Gallery Holmfirth 2012
Clocktower Sheffield 2012
Holmfirth Vineyard 2013
Dewsbury Museum 2014
Joe Cornish gallery 2014
The White Room (York) 2014
The Calder Gallery (Hebden Bridge) 2014
The Purple Gallery (Birmingham) 2014

Pieces at Duphnys (Burton), Willow Tree (Holmfirth),
Smart gallery Batley and Gallery 6 (Huddersfield)
Pieces in private collections in the U.S., Europe and Australia.
Private and organisational commissions including Kuretake UK.

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142 Woodhead road, Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth

Telephone: 01484 687 316

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