Susan Ross was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She attended The Alberta College of Art and Design between 1979 and 1983, majoring in painting. Her art production had slowed down in the closing years of the late 20th Century but has recently been 'ramping up'. After creating a series of landscapes that fall somewhere between Fauvist and Tom Thomsonesque sensiblities, Ross embarked on a cycle of work employing imagery derived from petroglyphs that she had researched during a visit to Woodview, near Peterborough, Ontario. These sacred and mysterious rock drawings take on new meaning(s) when filtered through Ross's aesthetic scope. Riotous skeins of dizzying hallucinatory colour coalesce with retina-burning intensity in this group of paintings; pictures that could induce the very visions that inspired them.
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