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Pete Ross

Born: Glasgow, Scotland 1961.

B.A. Art & Design

Western Australian Institute of Technology

(Curtin University).

Pete Ross was born in Glasgow, Scotland, 1961. Now living and working in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Peer recognised for his works in portrature and landscape painting by notable exhibitions and participation in esteemed competitions such as Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and Lethbridge 20000 Art Awards underscoring his status as an artist of merit.

More recently Petes practice, which he terms 'interpretations of environment', where he adeptly merges interpretations of natural landscapes with oil and acrylic paint on sculpted, fire-treated native wood panels.

At the heart of Pete's artistic vision lies a profound dedication to addressing the critical issues concerning the impact of human activity on the environment, communities, countries, and the planet as a whole.

His oeuvre is characterised by a compelling portrayal of the interconnectedness between human actions and the delicate balance of nature. Through his powerful depictions, Pete endeavours to provoke contemplation on ecological and sociocultural challenges, urging viewers to confront the consequences of human interventions on the natural world. This commitment to bringing forth thought-provoking dialogues on pressing environmental concerns has become a defining hallmark of Pete's artistic expression.

Pete continues to explore and challenge the boundaries of artistic expression through his powerful and thought-provoking creations, addressing pressing global concerns with unwavering dedication and artistic prowess.

Exhibitions + Awards

2016:

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

(Semi Finals). Paddington House,

Sydney, Australia.

Black Swan Portrait Prize.

Art Gallery of Western Australia.

2018:

89 Days. The Fenians Exhibition

Kidogo Art Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia.

'Skin Deep'

West Australian Portrait Artists. Exhibition. Moores Building, Fremantle, Western Australia.

2020:

WAPA Exhibition 2020

West Australian Portrait Artists Exhibition. PSAS

Fremantle, Western Australia.

2021:

Leithbridge Landscape Prize

Salon Des Refusés

Paddington, Queensland, Australia.

2022:

Leithbridge Landscape Prize

Finalist.

Paddington, Queensland, Australia.

2023:

Town of Claremont Exhibition

Finalist.

Claremont, Western Australia.

Publications:

exh. cat. Black Swan Prize for Portriture 2016

exh. cat. Skin Deep 2018

exh. cat. WAPA 2020

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