My work is inspired by imagery of growth and generation.
Explorations and inventions of color relationships and their dynamic
arrangements are all intrinsic to my paintings, monotypes, and collages.
The crux of my search for life force, energy, and meaning engages
color as value and depth.
The vigorous forms in my work are inspired by kinetic
natural shapes such as the poplar tree, the hydrangea blossom, and
the oyster shell. As I layer color and mark, pictorial forms, rhythm,
repetition, juxtaposition and diversion lead to the luminous spirit
Joan Stuart Ross