ROSS ECCLES, born in England in 1937, is one of Irelands best known adopted, contemporary painters. He was educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School and the Birmingham School of Art, qualifying as an architect in 1961.Ross first exhibited at the Lancashire Artists Annual Exhibition in 1956. He travelled extensively during his younger years and during that period he practised as an architect in England, Canada and Ireland, eventually settling in Ireland in 1971.
He works in a range of mediums including pen and watercolour on paper, pallet knife acrylic on canvas board and small acrylic paintings on card. His works are highly imaginative and individual. His quirky architectural pen and watercolours have caught the imagination of many a keen collector and are in major art collections worldwide. He defines his work as 'a harnessing of inventive enthusiasm to create a poetic harmony that transcends the sum of the parts'. His paintings are to be found in both private and corporate collections throughout the world. These include: Bank of Ireland, Cantor Fitzgerald, Bankers Trust, Eagle Star Insurance, Austrian Embassy and the collection of Mrs. Jean Kennedy-Smith, the former American Ambassador to Ireland.