'No Prisoners'

An Exhibition of New Paintings and Photographs by Douglas Ross

From Tuesday 13th March to Saturday 24th March 2001

Douglas Ross was born in New York and moved to Ireland in 1966 where he received his degree in literature in Trinity College, Dublin. He turned to painting in his early 30's and has since successfully established himself while exhibiting with the RHA, The National Portrait Awards and The Independent Artists. 'No Prisoners' will be his sixth solo show.

The exhibition is entirely figurative and consists of acrylic paintings and digital colour photographs. The paintings draw from two sources; a personal crisis during the year 2000 and life histories of his sitters that have been explored by both artist and the sitter.

The work has a surreal appearance with clues to a deeper psychological drama that is being played out by the artist. There is a sense that his literary education has become enmeshed with his painting.

Accompanying the paintings are eight digital colour photographic images of the pregnancy of Elizabeth Clarke which were taken over a seven month period.

Opening Reception: Thursday 15th March 7-9pm