Holmfirth, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
About ross moore
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. Four years ago I decided that I wanted to devote all of my time to painting. I have a studio in Jim Robisons gallery in Booth House, just shy of Holmfirth, Yorkshire. 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 at best a balance and at times a struggle between retaining some truth to the subject and pushing the painted image to new ground. The inks I use are emulsion, shellac or water based and I tend to use mainly Diamine inks and Dr. Martins, alongside Pentel and Kuretake brush pens which use dye. The intensity of the inks and dyes work better for the feelings and sensations that the subject provokes, more appropriate than a palette of drab greys. The paper I favour is Bockingford 300gsm and Khadi 320gsm paper for its lovely texture.
Moseley school of art, Birmingham 1969-75
Wolverhampton Polytechnic 1975-76
Bretton Hall College 1976-79
Bretton Hall College-1979
Batley School of Art & Design-1980
Tulley House Museum, Carlisle-1994
The Mill Arts Centre, Oxfordshire 2001
Dadabar Sheffield 2012
Willow Tree Gallery Holmfirth 2012
Clocktower Sheffield 2012
Holmfirth Vineyard 2013
Various pieces at Duphnys (Burton), Willow Tree (Holmfirth)
and Northern Galleries in Kendal, Leyburn and Huddersfield.
Pieces in private collections in the U.S., Australia and Europe.
Private and organisational commissions including Kuretake UK