Ross Loveday, born in Wales in 1946, is a self-taught painter of powerful and very personal interpretations of landscape. Whether on a large or small scale there is an extraordinary immediacy to his paintings which convey not so much a sense of place but the essence of a particular moment.

Ross Loveday portrait
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Ross Loveday image

'I am not interested in representing the facts as such, although what is created must satisfy me as being true to life though not naturalistically accurate. The subjects are only the starting points - sometimes small insignificant details trigger a complete painting. Chance and accident are accepted and enjoyed - without this the work sticks and is lifeless. I don't draw much or plan anything out and there's no elaborate set of tools: everything's done with a two-inch brush and when it wears down I buy another one'

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In January 2021, we asked Ross some questions about his work, the challenges of lockdown, and more...

Ross Loveday: Artist Spotlight

Awards

Laing Art Competition (twice)

Hertfordshire Open

Essex Open

W.E.G award Eastern Open

Julian Trevelyan Prize 2008

Voted "Printmaker's Printmaker" at Printfest 2012.

Prizewinner at National Art Competition East of England

Neo Print Prizewinner 2012

Intaglio Prize RA

Painting "Private Passions " used as the cover for the Contemporary Jazz Group CD - The Printmakers (2015)

Selected Exhibitions

2011
BITE: Artists Making Prints. Mall Galleries, London.

2010
Originals '10 - Selected

2009
Eastern Art Open - print prize

Originals '09 - the contemporary printmaking show

The Arts Club prize

Royal West of England Academy - RWA Open Print

The Intaglio Award

2008
Originals 08 - The Contemporary Printmaking Competition

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Competition - The

Mall Gallery

Discerning Eye Exhibition 5 prints selected by Anita Klein,

Brenda Fenton and Frances Carey

The National Open Art Competition

2007
Solo Exhibition Fairfax Gallery, Chelsea, London

East Anglia Artists, Cambridge Contemporary Art

Royal Academy of Art, Summer Exhibition

Sunday Times Water Colour Competition 2007

West Wales Art/Fishguard 3 Person Show - July/August 2007

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

Mall Galleries, London

Sculpture Gallery, Manchester Town Hall

Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour for selected Design 08,

The Mall Gallery

2006
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (solo show)

Eastern Art, Kings Lynn

Cambridge Contemporary Art - 3 Landscape Artists

2005
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (solo show)

West Wales Art Centre

Fairfax Gallery, London

2004
Gasgoigne Gallery, Harrogate

Royal College of Art - 'Art on Paper'

2003
Singer & Freidlander / Sunday Times Watercolour Competition,

Mall Galleries

FLAIR - Cambridge Contemporary Art

West Wales Art Centre, Fishguard

Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (solo show)

2002
'The Lie of the Land', CCA Galleries, Cambridge (solo show)

Curwen Gallery, London

2002/03
Glasgow Art Fair

Publications

Printmaker Today Spring '09

Drawing the Line - Gemma Wright talks to Ross Loveday

Ross Loveday's work is held in several public and private collections including HRH Prince of Wales, the House of Lords, British Telecom and Essex County Council.