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 of things.

Joan Stuart Ross
2020