Ross is an artist that uses the natural environment as his canvas. This means that he is working with but often against the elements and as a result making his art ephemeral. Most of Ross’ work is done on a freestyle basis, often with no idea of planning but a visualization that feels right at the time. As he is unable to see what he is drawing, due to the scale and close proximity, he hopes that what he has visualised appears across the very large canvas he is using.

The race against the tide and the physical demand required creates real exhilaration and excitement into each piece. Whilst the overhead shot of the final piece can look impressive Ross is aware of the environment and what is going on around him. This is also seen in his “extreme” photography; he pushes himself physically to capture the life and power of the sea. He captures the waves in full force, and offers a new view of them, unfamiliar to and unseen by many. He endeavours to collaborate this by bringing his art and its surroundings together.