Ross Ryan studied at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen from 1993-1997, where he was awarded The St. Fittick Prize for Printmaking. From his studio, perched above Crinan Harbour, Ross enjoys spectacular views looking southwest across the sound towards Jura. Balancing the life of a sailor and painter, Ross has spent 3 years predominantly painting outside, often on deck of his 1947 wooden fishing boat The Sgarbh, though Bet Low Trust Travel Bursaries have taken him to The Caribbean and The Arctic and he has held artist residencies in Poland, Finland and Ecuador. For his exhibitions at The Scottish Gallery Ross has chased heavy weather across the islands of Scotland, painting seascapes full of the energy and drama of Atlantic storms.
Please see Ross’ latest exhibition Crinan to Catterline here.