Category Archives: SOLD!

SOLD! “Umbrella and Eggs!” from the recent LA Artcore Union Center for the Arts show

Umbrella and Eggs!; 22x15; oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink on arches

Umbrella and Eggs!; 22×15; oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink on arches

This is one of my most fav paintings. “Umbrella and Eggs!” was a fun and explorative piece when I made it. I was just beginning to go in this direction again and adding the eggs and their whimsey was new to my thinking. I very much like the way this turned out and was excited Continue reading

SOLD! Art Projects Paia

Orange Fish; 30x22; oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink on arches

Orange Fish; 30×22; oil, watercolor, acrylic, ink on arches

Just in from the Art Projects Paia in Hawaii… The Orange Fish (30″x22″; oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink on arches) has been sold. And, I’m in process of painting two more for shipping soon.

Thank you to APP and to the new owner of this piece of art.


SOLD: The Tree

SOLD!  =  The Tree; 60h x 48w; oil, acrylic, pencil, gold leaf on canvas

SOLD! = The Tree; 60h x 48w; oil, acrylic, pencil, gold leaf on canvas

“The Tree” SOLD:  60h x 48w; oil, acrylic, pencil, gold leaf on canvas

The family who bought “The Tree” saw it at the Beverly Hills Art Show and we talked for several months about it.

I’m happy to report that it was SOLD and is happy in it’s new home. I consider the painting one of my signature pieces, not only for its size but for the detail and new explorations it holds.

I used a variety of paints: oils acrylics, metalics and gold leaf. The pencil spirals again cover the image and the ink drips and spirals enhance the mystery.

Thank you to the collector. May you enjoy it for many years.

"The Tree" being wrapped for delivery.

“The Tree” being wrapped for delivery.

SOLD: Window Between Worlds Charity Auction Oct. 26th

window-between-worldsOctober 26; 7-10pm.

A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end ross-karrie-together-awbw-72domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become “a window between worlds” for survivors taking steps to change their lives.

An elegant and heartfelt affair featuring a unique opportunity to collect art by established and emerging Los Angeles-based artists created especially for this event.

The piece I submitted was two hands reaching/touching. Was the first to sell to a very nice collector. Thank you.


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SOLD: 2013 City & Self at the Red Pipe Gallery in Chinatown

“City & Self” Group one day show curated by Mat Gleason who is also having an opening at his new gallery Sept. 14th … don’t miss it.

SOLD: the piece “City”  Thank you to the collector.

City & Self curated by Mat Gleason; Group show

City & Self curated by Mat Gleason; Group show

I will have two pieces in the one-night-only art event at Red Pipe Gallery, “City & Self” featuring 30+ LA artists who have created new works over a 3-week period to celebrate their experience of “life in the ‘city’ and the ‘self’ within it.”  A broad spectrum of perspectives, styles, and mediums will be on display. The show is curated by Mat Gleason.

Seems that every time I set out to paint a 6″x6″ it turns out really awful but the 8″x8″ did work. So when I was given the project of creating two… yes two 6″x6″ I nearly ran to the hills… I admit, I did at least 3 trys to no success then… I decided I didn’t have to take the theme literally and once the “box” was broken… “City & Self” just happened…

I chose to use a more collage / assemblage technique to example my feelings for “City & Self” instead of using my drawing or painterly styles. I used a mixture Continue reading

SOLD!! Karrie Ross’ “Left/Right” Bustier will be at the Gallery 825 “Out There” Show

I’m happy to announce that the artwork “Left/Right” Bustier,  has been SOLD! at the Out There, show, a special exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities at Gallery 825, June 8 – June 15, 2012.
Location:  825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069; 310-652-8272

The Out There calendar is as follows:
Exhibition Runs: June 8 – June 15, 2012
Friday, June 8, 6 to 9pm (parking on the street and possibly valet)

Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) and the City of West Hollywood are proud to announce the fifth annual Out There exhibition celebrating the LGBT experience during West Hollywood’s Pride Month festivities. This effort commemorates West Hollywood’s lasting commitment to raising public awareness and appreciation of the talents and abilities of all artists.

 The Out There exhibition opening at Gallery 825 on June 8 is an all-media exhibition juried by Francisco George and William Escalera. Out There celebrates and acknowledges the special opportunities that West Hollywood provides for creative individuals. Out There is made possible by the City of West Hollywood. Out There runs June 8-15 at Gallery 825.

Featured Artists: Ruben Acosta, Sarah Barnard, Gary Frederick Brown, J.T. Burke, Jarred Cairns, Ellen Cantor, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Michael Chearney, Nicholas Coroneos, Yu Cotton-Well, Adrienne Davis, Jolly de Guzman, Jose L. De Juan, Raul De La Torre, Wanda Decca, Jack Dorlan, Lore Eckelberry, Hadiya Finley, Helane Freeman, Dwora Fried, Norbert Garcia, Michael Giliberti, Teale Hatheway, Eileen Hespen, Kirk Kain, Motoko Kamada, Jim Keville, Linda Kunik, Teresa Lakier, Echo Lew, Gray Malin, Mary Grace McKernan, Daniel Monteavaro, Andy Moses, Marin Murakoshi, Michael Ochinero, Mei Xian Qiu, Burton Rein, Rachael Rendon, Karrie Ross, Dennis Ruble, Linda Jo Russell, Susan Sanchez, Heather Scholl,  Sharron Shayne, Rena Small, Ashleigh Sumner, Hui Tan, Phil Tarley, Joseph Terrill, Vincent Tomczyk, Tim Townsley, Ariel Vargassal, Frank Ventrola, Cathy Weiss, Davyd Whaley, Karen Frimkess Wolff and Joan Wulf.


To read more about the bustier series see a previous post Karrie Ross Bustiers, A Dialogue from the Inside Out

I am also offering to create commission pieces on this series… a personalization of ‘breast bustier’ art and words (using existing plastic form) for the collector. Please be sure to call me to arrange yours. 310-915-0920

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SOLD! “Exploring the Red Dot(s)” bustier by Karrie Ross at Gallery 825

SOLD! “Exploring the Red Dot(s)” bustier by Karrie Ross; 15 x 7 x 11; mixed media on plastic bra form

I am so excited that the bustier for Gallery 825 Sold and the owner will be enjoying it for a long time. This piece is inspired by a fascination with the red dot, not only just the simple dot but the concept of using a red dot to indicate a sale…  the back inquires if you have found yours yet?

I am currently also creating paintings within this exploration… the Red Dot. Why red? Red is a ‘hot’ color, it vibrates at a higher vibration and stimulates as Continue reading

SOLD: “Love Garden” giclee 40″x40″

Giclee Print Sold: 40″x 40″; the print will be embellished with live paint dots for a special effect.
I am happy to say that this print will be heading up to Palo Alto for framing and installation in a private residence.

Drop-Dot Flowers Series: Love Garden!; 48×48; mixed media on canvas



Karrie Ross is a Los Angeles Fine Artist who writes about fine art business and process. She is available for educational panel discussions on her fine art and process. Her artwork is available for solo or group show, installations and public art opportunities. Please contact her at email for more information.



SOLD: “Oh The Two of Us”

Oh-the-two-of-us-SOLD: 2011 to Lori and Herair Garboushian (Karrie in the middle)

I’m excited to announce that Spiral Series: Bustiers:  “Oh The Two of Us” SOLD at the LAAA annual auction to Lori and Herair Garboushian of Los Angeles.

This is the first Bustier I painted/drew in this series. I started the beginning of this year and I now have 15 finished with more to come.

Being the first one, it was painted most similar to my Spiral Series paintings in its approach with the drawing and painting applied to the “canvas” of a plastic bra form. This seems to be classified as a sculpture since it is free standing  but I did not do the form. I plan to explore that avenue later. I consider this a painting/drawing.

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“GEM” at the Gallery 825… “Hand Magic” was selected…SOLD

Karrie Ross “Hand Magic” selected for GEM show April 2, 2011 Gallery 825; LAAAA

My piece Spiral Series: “Hand Magic”; 24 x 18; mixed mdeia on canvas; 2010; was one of the pieces selected for display in the annual fundraiser.

Los Angeles Art Association proudly presents

The Kickoff to LA’s Spring Art Season!

Saturday, April 2, 6 to 10p
One-night fundraising event

Preview the artwork

An Evening of Fine Art Discovery and First Dibs for Savvy Collectors: Gem Celebrates 5th Anniversary as One-Night-Only VIP Preview, Exhibition and Sale Benefiting The Los Angeles Art Association, on April 2nd, 2011. Continue reading

Fine Art Process: Finding that new inspiration. SOLD prints available

A portrait of the people who make us smile. Taking from my son, Orbison, Cash, Holly, Belushi… using symbols found everyday yet attributed to certain feelings, a hat, sunglasses, suit and tie conjure up our relatedness to those who have inspired us over the years.

If you find yourself stuck on what to paint next… ask yourself a few questions and see what comes up. Look around your home, think ‘something you haven’t done before’ like a portrait or landscape or abstract! What happens will get your creative juices flowing once again.

Spiral Series: They Make Us Smile!; 48 x 48; mixed media; 2010 SOLD

Who has inspired you? Tell us about them.

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Karrie Ross, Los Angeles Artist