‘Caroline Ross sources art materials from a world that ended a thousand years ago’ – Dark Mountain 11.
Welcome to my website, especially if you have just found my work in the new addition of Earth Island Journal. All my upcoming workshops are here. You’ll find some of my art and illustration, foraged and natural ancient materials, and details of future and past workshops future where I teach how to make materials and paints, earth-skills and drawing. Do get in touch via the contact page or find me on Instagram @foundandground.
News: Wild Ink workshop in Western Sweden was a great success, and I plan to be teaching natural materials there again in March. The first of a series of workshops at my new studio has begun. This November 8 folks booked for oak gall ink making, plus quills and brushes. Coming up next are making natural watercolours from scratch in February 2020, and painting on buckskin in January. All the details are on the workshops page, you will be most welcome to attend.
My work features in The Clearing, an online magazine from Little Toller. My latest article for Dark Mountain is here. My work features in the Autumn 2019 issue of Earth Island Journal, and I am now part of Wild Pigments Project online. Watch this space.
News: From October 2018 I have been teaching regular life drawing sessions at Canela Café in Hampton Court, each last Tuesday evening of the month, for details have a look here.
I created the painting for cover for Dark Mountain 13 which was published in May 2018. Have a look here for a short essay and great pictures of the great rocks on which I worked. New commissioned work appears in Dark Mountain 16, the tenth anniversary issue, this October.
I co-taught Wild Twins again in May 2019 with Paul Kingsnorth, a week for rewilding your art and / or your writing on Sherkin island on the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland. Our May 2018 course was a grand event with much sunshine as well as a stormy night, wonderful walks, ancient ochres and songs around the fire. We made making everything we need from scratch – inks, books, paints, pens, and responding to each other, to nature and to ancient stories. We may run this unique course again in 2021. Click the link to find out more about dates, prices, and the venue Sherkin North Shore.
10 of my small works made in natural pigments on deerskin parchment illustrate Dark Mountain 12 – Sanctum. For the cover of issue 13, I used ochres hand-dug and refined into raw pigments from Clearwell Caves, as well as Italian red ochre, Oxfordshire’s hangman’s ochre, and English charcoal.
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