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

  • St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

    Working on this original pen & watercolour painting of St. Peter's Square, The Basilica and the Vatican, brought back distant memories of schoo...
  • Sunny Days In Wicklow

    Ross was out painting in the sunshine over the June Bank Holiday weekend, basking in the heat and brightness that came with it. As we reach midsummer, and the longest day of the year, there is a flurry of colour and activity in nature and within ourselves. 

    Ross's artwork from the past week certainly reflects this. His "Dream Race" painting depicting sail boats gracefully sailing on a glittering ocean, with beams of sunlight shining down upon them, was painted outdoors over the long weekend. 

  • Lovely Landscapes

    Ross has been busy painting breath-taking landscapes over the past few months, taking on some of the most-loved scenic spots in Ireland and the UK, from Benbulbin to the Lake District and Ireland's much-loved Glendalough.
  • Benbulbin, Co. Sligo

    After painting Carraun Hill, Ross sat down to work on another great focal point in the area - Benbulbin. 
  • Fond Memories & Football Stadiums

    We love the fun and sentimentality of two of Ross's most recent watercolour paintings - "Match Day, Ewood Park" and "The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion". 

    Both paintings have been created side by side in 2023. Why? Read on to find out why these particular football stadiums were painted by Ross. 

  • 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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