Category Archives: California artist

A Californian native of Los Angeles through and through

From my latest show at Tieken Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles, California June/July 2018

My art builds a story sometimes not seen but felt. I am a Californian born in Los Angeles. My backyard has been the Pacific. I married twice, both were surfers who helped me stay in touch with my one love— my home … the sun, the ocean, the desert and mountains. An endless ebb and flow of observation and feelings now taken into my art. The watching of people and nature and the hows they interact. Living in California with so many warm clear days, the watching observing of nature, people and places are what we do. My watching shows up as abstract form in my artwork. Whether it’s the freedom of the watercolors, the alive of the oils, to the acrylics, my Los Angeles nature show up.

“Journey Beyond the Sun”; 4 pieces, 30″x22″ (total 84″x 64″) framed; watercolor on arches

They say “Its the light” that makes the art in California so different. I will agree. Our dose of sunshine seems to never end even on Continue reading

Indigo Journey; essay by Eve Wood

A big thank you to Eve Wood for the insightful essay about my artwork, “Indigo Journey”. Indigo and it’s aspects have played a big part in my life. Eve captures the essence of being an “indigo”. (Indigo Journey, 8 pieces 30×22 (64″x88″ overall); watercolor on handmade paper, 3D sculpture)

This is one of my newer pieces, of story and it is a beginning for many of the exhibit installations I create using my artwork as vignettes in the never ending story of being human. As my acupuncturist says, “life is change and the stories we create to live it.”

My art is/are stories and in arrangement create the story I want to tell at the moment, which changes over the illusion of time.


Karrie Ross: Mood Indigo
Essay By Eve Wood
May 2018

“Indigo Journey”; 8 pieces 30″x22″, watercolor on paper with assemblage hanging sculpture, 2018

The elegant and painterly drawings that comprise Karrie Ross’ most recent Indigo series are unsettling in their rawness and emotional tenor, yet sustain a mutable and effortless power. Working in a variety of media including acrylic and watercolor, these elegantly luminous drawings are deceptively simple. Mining the same territories as artists like Continue reading