April 2021: Victoria Ross
I am a self taught artist and doll maker, raised on the West Coast of Scotland but currently based in Linlithgow. I have made art all my life but my practise has coalesced over the years, into an exploration of people and what motivates them. People fascinate me. In particular, I am drawn to exploring the space between the person that we show to the world and the complex thoughts and feelings that remain hidden, often even from ourselves. My portraits are an attempt to capture a particular moment in time where a gesture or expression on someone’s face, can reveal more of themselves than perhaps they realise. My dolls are an expression of my need to make human forms from whatever materials I have, something I have done since childhood. I have come to understand that they too are a way of exploring the same themes, albeit a more playful, less cerebral way and I have stopped thinking of them as a quirky distraction from painting but as an art form in their own right.
Such fantastic & inspiring work!!
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