Ross has always been keen on art and creativity. By his late teens, one of his paintings was chosen for inclusion in the Lancashire Artists Annual Exhibition at the Harris Art Gallery in Preston. He also studied architecture. Firstly at the Harris College and later at the Birmingham School of Architecture where he qualified as an Architect. He went on to practice architecture in England and Canada, before settling in Dublin where he raised his family. He retired from architectural practice in 1991, in order to pursue his lifelong dream of dedicating himself full-time to painting and developing his creative ideas.
Since then he has never been far from his paints. At first he worked mostly in pen and watercolour and, then gradually moved towards oil, then acrylic paint on canvas as his style became looser and more abstract. To know his art is to know that his style is fluid, progressive, colourful and inimitable. It's "happy" art, painted for the sheer hell of it......!
Hopefully, it will resonate with you and provoke some kind of wonderful reaction or emotion. Certainly Ross's art has already joyously affected thousands of supporters and fans of his work worldwide. He has exhibited numerous times over the years in Ireland, the UK, France and California. These days you are more likely to find him at home in Co.Wicklow, enjoying his grandchildren and painting in the garden, rather than chasing the ever-changing and demanding art scene (when you have reached your 80's you've earned the right to relax a little).
Ross Eccles - 2011 "City Chaos" size: 244 x 152 cm (96 x 60 inches)
This painting is currently on corporate lease.