ROSS WATSON GALLERY

"He is a leader in contemporary realism." Sir Elton John

Painting Archive: Absolute Realism

Taking in a Ross Watson painting is like peering into a crystal clear photograph, a slice of reality - but where in the world would you see a perfectly sculpted woman perched atop a jet, radar dish lifted to the heavens?

"Surrealism has always been an interchangeable influence on my work," says the 38-year-old Melbourne-based artist. "I love paintings people can look at and imagine walking into that scene thinking 'Well, it's not totally unfeasible'."

Australian Style
Volume II, issue 4, February 2000


the cinematographer
The Cinematographer
Oil on Board
122 x 92cm / 4' x 3'
Sold
A Private Collection, Sydney

cyclist crossing art deco bridge
Cyclist Crossing Art Deco Bridge
Oil on Board
122cm x 180 cm / 4' x 6'
Sold
A Private Collection, San Francisco


twins
Twins
Oil on Board
122 x 92cm / 4' x 3'
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne

carnation
Carnation
Oil on Board
100cm x 75 cm / 3'3" x 2'6"
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne


parachute
Parachute
Oil on Board
122cm x 122 cm / 4' x 4'
Sold
A Private Collection, Sydney

roller blades
Roller Blades
Oil on Board
59 x 69 cm / 23" x 27"
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne


viewing deck
Viewing Deck
Oil on Board
122 x 92cm / 4' x 3'
Sold
A Private Collection, Adelaide

life guard
Lifeguards
Oil on Board
105cm x 75 cm / 3'5" x 2'6"
Sold
A Private Collection, San Francisco


tarmac
Tarmac
Oil on Board
92 x 122cm / 3' x 4'
Collection, The Artist

tarmac 2
Tarmac II
Oil on Board
100cm x 100 cm / 3'3" x 3'3"
Sold
A Private Collection, Sydney


dusk
Dusk
Oil on Board
122 x 92cm / 4' x 3'
Sold
A Private Collection, Sydney

beachfront
Beachfront
Oil on Board
122 x 92cm / 4' x 3'
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne


upperdeck
Upperdeck
Oil on Board
106 x 80cm / 3'6" x 2'8"
Sold
A Private Collection, Perth

dockside
Dockside
Oil on Board
61 x 61cm / 2' x 2'
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne


balance
Balance
Oil on Board
122 x 122cm / 4' x 4'
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne

the beach 4pm
The Beach, 4pm
Oil on board
94 x 122cm (3' x 4')
Sold
A Private Collection, Sydney


radar dish
Radar Dish
Oil on board
94 cm x 122 cm (3' x 4')
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne

robert sitges
Robert, Sitges
Oil on board
100 cm x 100 cm / 3'3" x 3'3"
Sold
A Private Collection, Sydney


oliver
Oliver
Oil on board
60 x 60 cm / 2'6" x 2'
Sold
A Private Collection, San Francisco

untitled
Untitled
Oil on board
100cm x 100cm / 3'3" x 3'3"
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne


lifeguard
Lifeguard
Oil on board
94 cm x 122 cm / 3' x 4'
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne

ferry boat
Ferry Boat
Oil on board
60cm x 60cm / 2' x 2'
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne


grant hackett
Grant Hackett
Australian Olympic Gold Swimmer

Oil on board
122cm x 122cm / 4' x 4'
Sold
A Private Collection, Melbourne