“Sometimes we just have to look, to feel and to be alive in anothers energy. The energy we feel with connection.”
Reviewing Los Angeles, California Artist Karrie Ross’ work will take you there, into the energy, safely, revealing a thought, passion, a risk or a question that drives her to create, to be totally one with the painting long after it’s completed to it’s balance and seems to just vibrate for you.
Enter a life of spiraling energy that takes you on a journey exploring your connective electricity. Get swept up in the moment by women dancing, bowing or seeming to fall into an intended daydream. Spirals filling a space where the vibration bounces off the canvas and into your consciousness. An accidental drip or a group of Druids gathering in a mystical forest? The swirl of line and within your imagination a flower appears! Each series conveys within it’s vision a lasting perspective the artist wants to share of their existence, encouraging you to explore the parts within yourself that respond to her’s.
These are some of the whimsical artwork series created by artist Karrie ROSS in the expression and sharing of her journey in life. Karrie is a Los Angeles born, Southern California artist. One of her first memories is of an earthquake at the same time a bee flew down her blouse as she ran to her mother calling her… she was around 4 years old! And we wonder where she gets all this stuff about energy! Early on a love of art and pleasing ‘collectors’ came naturally to her … when she was 7 years old you could find her spending her school recesses drawing pictures of women in Cinderella-type dresses for all her school friends… she was greatly admired for this ability!
“I could never figure out why my schoolmates didn’t draw these images for themselves. I had a ball with it, making thin waists and “flip” hair.” Karrie recalls. “But, I didn’t become a figurative artist, my life took me to mixing words and images in another way…”
In high school Karrie found herself putting more art in her life. When she ran for Home Coming Queen her posters were praised and desired… some were even taken off the wall and she was asked to autograph them! She enjoyed the crafts of collage and block cutting and one of her works “If Birds Can Fly… Why Can’t I” was featured in the Bullocks Yearly High School Art competition… encouraging her to keep exploring.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are.
If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
— Oscar Wilde
In college, she noticed that mixing words and images worked for her, they seemed to complete each other. She found that she naturally added words to her art pieces… so it was a career in Advertising, Marketing and Branding that surged side-by-side with her multiple crafts of stained glass, quilting, jewelry making and her fine art surrealistic pen & ink drawing, collage, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings that filed her life for the next 30 years.
She noticed that the two disciplines of design and fine art were working off each other and as she grew with knowledge and experience in design her fine art grew too. The energy of one transferred within her to the other. She also at this time experienced an accident that caused her to reevaluate how she lived her life. She found herself searching for solutions to heal her back and body and started meditating. The connection and energy created amazed and fascinated her. Her art started to move in ways it hadn’t before, her perspective of life was changing radically and her awareness of energy creation and dispersion became her main interest. (She eventually learned the arts of Feng Shui and Sat Nam Rasayan Energy Balancing.)
By the late 1980′s Karrie’s fine art began to take a more dominant place in her life, and beginning like many artists at the local level she applied to outdoor art shows and she was accepted right off to the Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens yearly art show. And her work grew and sold consistently over the years until it was noticed by a company that worked with artists and sold their work at High Point. The process of creating a new “line” each 6 months and then producing the art over and over with each order gave Karrie the ability to create quickly and effectively with quality. To this day she is a prolific artist… enjoying each piece in anticipation of the next.
Her work ethic drives her daily and the action of being a prolific painter is an example of her drive. This also shows up in the way she supports her Fine Art within her daily life of running a successful online one person graphic design business specializing in the design of books and teaching “How to Create a Web-Presence” for self publishing authors and small publishing companies.
“My art has advanced to a point where I, again can’t live without it there in my daily thoughts, it’s like being passionately IN love… I now allow it to consume me in every way. My art, the IT in my life, is currently the object of my affection in all ways.” Karrie states.
She is currently pursuing local and out-of-town representation.
Archival pigment fine art reproductions can be ordered of any of my work shown on the site, please ask me about it.
Copyright: All my work is filed with the US Copyright office and is copyright ©Karrie Ross and all rights of reproduction and display are reserved by the artist. If you wish to use the art in any way, a signed written approval is necessary from the artist… Karrie Ross or her estate and proper credit is to be given. Please contact me if you have any questions.