Based in Boulder, Colorado

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© 2017 by Valdon Ross Ltd

There are countless worlds beyond the limits

of what human Senses can perceive

Step into the realms of the Unseen Ordinary...

Torii: mono no aware, 2018|5.75ft x 26ft

Creative Neighborhoods Mural Project | Boulder, CO

I believe too many people silence themselves and hide their true self-expression.

People repress their curiosities, longings, and true selves due to fear and perfectionism.

By using artistic styles such as Whimsy and Folk/Outsider Art, my visual creations provide a “permission statement” for those needing the encouragement. The Illustrative and Narrative nature of my use of archetype and storytelling, invites the viewer to imagine and wonder.

As an animist, I believe all things contain a spirit and life-force. This is true even of ideas, such as those expressed through my art. When you see life in everything, youw will find that the natural world is full of more splendor than you casually assume as you go about day to day life in the busy-ness of modernity. It is possible to experience a deeper level of connection with life and existence when you see the relationships we have with all of creation.

My art as an invitation to step out of the reality you have created through routine and expectation to discover wonder within the unseen ordinary…

The Process

I believe artwork cannot be separated from its process, and that process is an integral aspect of what a piece conveys.

Central to my creative process are "discovery" and "expression."

Discovery is the result of a continual dialogue between myself, the image guiding what I create, the location, the medium I am using, and what is being physically created. By remaining open, curious, and responsive to what unfolds, the creation unveils more of its potentials of meaning and expression.

Expression is about responding to the nuance of a given medium. This is why the style of the image is nuanced from sketch, to scale drawing, to mural. This is part of the "life-force" of the idea as it comes into being as physical art. At each point of the process the idea expresses itself in different ways and reveals more layers of the meaning it contains.

Messengers from an Unseen Realm, 2018 | 5.75ft x 20ft

Private Commission | Sparks, NV