Ross Eccles | Contemporary Art | Blog | What's On My Mind

  • Buying Original Irish Art Online

    Although born in Lancashire in the 1930's, Ross has lived in Ireland for more than 50 years now, and capturing the Irish landscapes, culture and architecture of his adopted home has been a central and repeating theme throughout his artistic career. 

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  • January 2023 - New Artworks

    What has Ross been working on so far this year? Watercolours, watercolours and more watercolours. Like this beautiful painting of the Old Course at St. Andrew's, Scotland.

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  • Happy New Year, 2023

    Ross was busy painting and creating throughout 2022. The result is a wonderful, exciting collection of new works that we have to share with you, like this show stopping Westminster watercolour painting, with its wonderful tongue-in-cheek title ("Westminster Chaos"). 

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  • The Best Christmas Gift 2022

    It can be hard to find a unique, memorable Christmas gift for a loved one. Thankfully, even for the person who has everything, art makes a wonderful, exciting gift (to give, and to receive!). Gifting a piece of Ross's art can bring joy, colour and excitement to any occasion, whether that is at Christmas, for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. 

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  • Ross's Love Of Nature

    Ross has always been drawn to the natural World, from his hobbies of birdwatching, camping and exploring the natural World to his many illustrations and works of birds, fish, landscapes and the sea. 

    As the World now begins to yearn to reconnect to our own soulful natures - both the nature within us, and the nature around us - we suggest that you take a look at some of Ross's nature-inspired artworks in the NATURE COLLECTION

  • How To Find Out More About Ross & His Art

    A few years back we put together a book on Ross's art, featuring his story and many of his artworks. The book was created to be a introduction to the man behind the paintings, with his story from his childhood in England, through to his travels abroad and years as an architect, before he settled into art as a full time career in the 1990's. 
  • Follow Ross On Instagram

    Ross has been on Instagram for the past few years, sharing paintings, thoughts, photographs, ideas and more. You can find him @rossecclesartist

    He has shared a incredible selection of artworks from years past, as well as what he is currently working on. He updates it regularly himself and it's a super way to connect to what he is doing and interact with him. 

    Follow him and like, comment and share his work and ideas. It would be greatly appreciated! 

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  • Have you checked out Shannon Superhighway?

    Since 2015 Ross has been working on a number of number of local, regional, national and international concept and development ideas in relation to flood defences, infrastructure improvements, port concepts etc.

    His work led him to create and publish a concept's website called Shannon Superhighway, which intended to bring some of Ross's visual presentation of the Project, first started in 2015, to a wider audience.

  • New Website For 2021

    It's been a joy to launch a new website for Ross in 2021! The new site allows collectors and fans of Ross's work the opportunity to buy his art directly and easily online, to purchase digital gift cards for loved ones or to pick up a copy of the book on his life and works that we put together a few years ago.

    Read more about the site launch and our plans for 2021. 

  • My First Car

    Just Imagine four young people in their mid 20's, walking into a car showroom  in 1962 and asking for a test drive in an immaculate Rolls Royce. 

    The Rolls ran on petrol.....lots of it! But it was the start of a new adventure and friends were always ready to chip in to fill the "beast"... a girl-magnet according to them!

    Regular salutes from policemen and first-class service in filling stations, restaurants and at social events was an unexpected bonus.

  • Supporting The RESPECT Charity

    The Respect Charity is holding a Charity Ball & Auction Event at Fitzpatrick's Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin on the evening of Saturday 26th January 2019.

    Ross is thrilled to be supporting this fantastic charity again.

    This year he is donating for auction, a framed painting of Blackhall Place, which is the Law Society's Headquarters in Ireland. 

  • Ross's School Book Drawings

    In 1949, Ross entered the "A" Class at Clitheroe Grammar School after passing his 11+ Exams.

    He already had an interest in Art and Architecture, much influenced by his father Frank, who had no opportunity to become an architect, but sketched on a regular basis. Ross's interest was further encouraged by his art teacher who also gave "History of Architecture" classes to those with an interest in the subject.

    The drawings below are examples of Ross's work taken from his schoolbook.