Ross is a self-taught artist, having spent the last five years learning how to draw and bring forth character with watercolour pencils. This portfolio outlines his artistic journey over that time, bringing various animals to life through multiple layers of colours, texture and brush work. Working in small scale (most of his pieces are on A5 sized canvas) and embracing realism by connecting small pockets of fine detail together is the logical approach to art has chosen to undertake. Subtle colouring holds a distinct fascination for Ross who aims to bring forth personality with each canvas strike.
In 2023, Ross is continuing his collaboration to bring an Ojibwe children's language book to life with his watercolour pencil illustrations. He is also looking into evolving his artform by creating dual, or even trio wildlife pieces which retain the portrait aspect he loves, while bringing more action and life into the theme.