The work is an extension of myself. But something more has to have gone into it. There’s that bit of artistic introspection. It’s a result of that. There’s a seeing thing involved, or, more a combined ‘feeling and seeing’, an encounter with myself. My eventual drawing isn’t meant to look really realistic. It may be a likeness but it’s not a copy. It’s come out different because I’ve had a different intention for it. When it comes down to it, I make self-portraits because, pretty much, I’m all I know.
Recently graduated with a First Class Degree from the University of Dundee, Ross has been selected for RSA New Contemporaries exhibition in 2018 and preselected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018.