Ross Loveday

Ross Loveday, an optometrist by trade, started painting in acrylic as a hobby when in his thirties. He won several prizes in national and regional competition before starting printmaking with Stanley Jones at the Curwen Studios.

Later when he discovered the carborundum technique he fell in love with the painterly effects it creates and went to work with Leicester Print Workshop where it is a speciality. Carborundum suits his emphasis on abstraction and texture and the use of fine earth colours to capture the unique feel of a place or a fleeting moment. 

With this work Ross won several competitions including the Julian Trevelyan and Intaglio Awards and was also voted Printmakers Printer at Printfest.

He joined Sudbourne Park Printmakers in 2016 and enjoys the support of a talented and friendly group of people. Some of his prints made at Sudbourne have been exhibited at Eames Gallery, the British Art Fair, Royal Academy Print Fair and the Summer Exhibition. His print, Frozen, was recently bought by the British Museum. 

Ross admires the work of Tapies and Miro, amongst others, and recently he has also found inspiration in Japanese pottery and the thick calligraphic brush strokes of Japanese ceramics.

Birth of Cool
Carborundum

Field Study
Carborundum

It’s About Time
Carborundum

Earth Lines
Carborundum

Straight No Chaser
Carborundum

Kind of Blue
Carborundum

Wind of Change
Carborundum

Flamenco
Carborundum