John F. Ross
John F. Ross is a Studio Art graduate of York University. He is a diverse and skilled artist who creates work with passion and conviction. He has been exhibiting his paintings since 2006. He was born in Toronto, Ontario and now lives and works in Calgary.
The landscape paintings of John F. Ross depart from Western Canadian traditions, introducing to the viewer a new land, stark and disarmed. This imagined environment, while grounded in specific traditional symbolic forms, borrows from a surrealist disposition and a long time influence of apocalyptic aesthetics. Just as oil paint and canvas are tools, the landscape itself is a medium with which to tell a story.