“… painting … is an accident. I foresee it and yet I hardly ever carry it out as I foresee it. It transforms itself by the actual paint. I don’t in fact know very often what the paint will do, and it does many things which are much better than I could make it do”.
Ross Cohen grows grapes along the banks of Store Creek 10kms south of Stuart Town, where he is a third-generation local, and he prefers to describe himself as a farmer rather than as an artist.
Educated in Bathurst at the then Mitchell College, Ross studied with some of the leading artists of the region, several of whom purchased his student works. Over the years, Ross has travelled extensively throughout remote Australia and outback landscapes are a major influence in his work.