Ross Gee profile
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Born in Hale Barns, England on the 24th of June 1965, Ross Gee displayed a natural talent for the arts at a very young age. As a young boy, he can remember having a passion for art and spending much of his childhood drawing, specifically sketching animals. His love for art extended from drawing to an infatuation with art history books. Gee, captivated with the fascinating art history books, studied the old masters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. In addition to the great masters, Ross Gee found great inspiration from his mother and father, who were also great art enthusiasts.
Later, after going to Stockport College of Art and Design for four years, Gee started using his art background in the illustration field. This work extended from colourful characters for cereal boxes, to scientific medical charts used by physicians.
Today, the artist resides in Stockport, England and is pursuing his enthusiasm for painting, moving away from the more commercial art to fine art. Working primarily in oils, Gee’s paintings display a vibrant impressionistic style that, as he puts it, “makes no excuses for what it is.” About his work, he reflects that the “magic part” to him is the skill to stand up close to the canvas and see dabs and splashes of colour, but then, stepping back, to see a picture.
Pulsating hues of paint are juxtaposed against a dark night sky, capturing a thrilling street scene in one of his paintings. Gee looks to the world around him for inspiration, finding beauty in city lights, blasts of colours, and reflections bouncing from buildings. Everywhere Gee looks, he sees a picture and is constantly taking snap-shots in his mind.
In many of his paintings, Manchester, England is a major source for inspiration and is often the subject in his work, bringing the city to life with his energetic style. In his rendering of The Printworks and Oxford Road, the viewer can catch a glimpse of the vision behind Gee’s “mental snap-shots” he takes when observing the lively world around him. Gee is one of the few contemporary masters of traditional painting and at the top of many collectors “hot” list.