Bill Ross creates his provocative images in black and white charcoal on toned paper. He believes that in a world consumed by technology there is an almost primal honesty to the simple act of drawing.
As a young man, Bill studied art at Ocean County College and the Art Students League in New York. After finishing his studies he, like most artists, found the need for regular income and Bill started his own successful irrigation business. Now he has renewed his passion for drawing.
Although his subject matter is ever changing and can elicit many different reactions, his dedication to detailed draftsmanship is always consistent. Asked what reaction he desires most from his drawings, he paraphrases Marion Boddy-Evans: “I believe art is foremost for the artist who creates it. You do it for your soul, and if anybody else gets something out of it, that’s a bonus.”
In May 2011 Bill became an Exhibiting Member of the Guild of Creative Art.
In October 2011 He was awarded an Honorable Mention at the Guild’s Annual Juried Show for his Drawing entitled “FLOCK”. The judge commented, “I admire the virtuoso technique and love the unexpected mix of traditional handling of the background with the modern subject matter.”
Bill Ross does portraiture and welcomes commissions. Please contact the Guild for more information.