Frank Ross was born in 1953 in Wellington. Frank’s approach to painting is uncomplicated and direct. In his work, the expressive use of line and strong brushwork, amplify his experience. “Colour is important to me. Red symbolises the unhappiness I associate with the problems with land.” His paintings incorporate the people of the Boland: labourers toil in the vineyards, women carry wood or trudge wearily home after a day’s work and strong southern sunsets streak the sky.

Frank has had no formal tuition but has learnt much by being in the company of other artists and observing their work. His work is original as he is unaware of the traditional conventions used to portray the human figure and landscape. His talent was recognised by the E’ bezweni Art Group in 1996.

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