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Jenny Ross

Jenny Ross
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Through painting and drawing I aim to map real and imagined spaces, drawn from my own experiences, dreams and written work. My recent work explores spiritual practices and rituals, both local and from around the world. My work has a strong focus on the natural environment with a tangible presence of figures and animals. My inspirations come from a wide range of sources including books, found images and the landscape where I live in Scotland. Walking with my thoughts is an important part of my process.
My images are rarely planned beforehand as I prefer to react to the media and colours during the creation process. I find that mixing media excites me and I love its unpredictable and dynamic process. My practice has mostly involved waterbased media but using oils is becoming important.
Name Jenny Aileen Myron Ross
Born Aberdeen, Scotland 1989
Citizenship Dual nationality: Scottish and Canadian

Education

School St Margaret’s School for Girls, Aberdeen 1994-2007
University University of Glasgow, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
2007-2013

Awards

Dena Screenprint Ltd Purchase Prize, 2017, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
RSW Watermark Award, 2015, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Scotland
Apache Prize, Aberdeen Artists’ Society, Scotland
Wallacespace Young Artist Award, Aberdeen Artists’ Society, Scotland
Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, RSW, Scotland

Exhibitions
2021
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London

2020
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London
Aberdeen Artists’ Society ‘Coming Home’ Virtual Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery

2019
Visual Arts Scotland ‘Alight 2019’, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2018
Aberdeen Artists’ Society Annual Exhibition, Duff House, Banff
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London
Wells Art Contemporary Exhibition, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells
The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour Open Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2017
Newave Gallery Group Exhibition, Aberdeen
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Mall Galleries, London

2016
Visual Artist Unit Group Exhibition, Glasgow
Newave Gallery Group Exhibition, Aberdeen
RSW 5th Summer Open Annual Exhibition, Meffan Gallery, Forfar
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
Newave Gallery Group Exhibition, Aberdeen

2015
The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 134th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Aberdeen Artists’ Society Annual Exhibition in collaboration with Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust, Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Newave Gallery Group Exhibition, Newave Gallery, Aberdeen
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Mall Galleries, London
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, Jerwood Space, London
RSW 135th Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Distant Scaffold, Iceland
  • Jenny Ross
  • Distant Scaffold, Iceland
  • Drawing
Piling Up Winter
  • Jenny Ross
  • Piling Up Winter
  • Painting
Trail
  • Jenny Ross
  • Trail
  • Painting
Running Out of Dreams
  • Jenny Ross
  • Running Out of Dreams
  • Mixed Media
Too Many Whispers
  • Jenny Ross
  • Too Many Whispers
  • Mixed Media
I Wrote Above the Water, Beside the Sea
  • Jenny Ross
  • I Wrote Above the Water, Beside the Sea
  • Mixed Media
Running Out of Dreams I
  • Jenny Ross
  • Running Out of Dreams I
  • Oil
How Important the Dreaming Mind Becomes
  • Jenny Ross
  • How Important the Dreaming Mind Becomes
  • Painting

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