Marsha Ross is a multi-media artist who opened Los Angeles's first photographic art gallery PHOTOSPHERE. Elton John attended the opening and it was featured on national television twice. Marsha has worked as a Hollywood journalist writing cover stories for New York Magazine and Los Angeles Magazine and had a cover story in the first New West Magazine. Her artwork has been exhibited all over the world including in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and New Delhi.
Marsha Ross has traveled around the world three times and while traveling in Africa, she met the foreign minister of the Polisario which was at war with Morocco. She saw a genocide like Nazi Germany where the U.S. and Morocco napalmed tents with only hides to protect them. She joined the movement and lobbied Washington, the U.N., and met with other diplomats to stop the Western Sahara genocide. She was the Los Angeles counsel for the Polisario. And now the Western Sahara is reconized around the world as an independent loving country.
She collects and sells and a large collection of prints, posters, originals and silk screens by Milton Glaser. At a young age, she traveled around the world many times, looking for love and adventure. She found both and her art was inspired by what she learned.
She became well known in Hollywood where her art was on display at Nicky Blair's celebrity restaurant on Sunset Strip, dating Warren Beatty, Alejandro Jodorowsky & Maximilian Schell. You can see Marsha's work on her website. [www.spiritualsurrealart.com] Private appointments can be made to view art not included on the website.
The work of Los Angeles artist Marsha Ross seems to be the natural outcome of the fast paced information based culture of the twenty-first century. Surreal, erotic, humorous and complex are some of the words that come to mind when viewing the portfolio of works that Marsha Ross has exhibited and amassed in the years that she has been working as a professional artist.
Fluent in art history and the contemporary icons of the modern world, Ross is able to lyrically juxtapose images that are haunting and often satiric.
One of Ross’ earliest influences comes from Tantra, Buddhism and other religious art of India, Burma, Nepal and Tibet. Consequently, her work lends itself to meditative contemplation. She has traveled extensively in non-Western culture and understands how a static image can move and change if stared at even for a short period of time. She collects art from India and Nepal.
Humor and nature seem to be the constants that run through the work of Ross. Skyscrapers, butterflies, flowers, constellations and wild animals interact in an imaginary world that exists only in the mind of art. Mysterious women emerge from flowers, combine with heavenly images of planets and birds, creating sensuous and personal work. The work has a highly finished quality and as such allows the images to penetrate the latent world of dreams and the subconscious.
[www.Spiritualsurrealart.com] is a chance to view some of Ross’ work that has been shown and sold in Paris, New Delhi, New York and Mexico City. Ross' commercial work includes album covers, trade ads, billboards, corporate commissions and book covers. Her art was on exhibition at the celebrity restaurant “Nicky Blair’s” on Sunset in Hollywood for close to ten years. Please enjoy the brief videos of my hybrid wolf, Sweetie, on YouTube on the Marsha Ross channel.
Thank You For Your Interest.
Deep In The Sahara Desert