A Short CV

Bern Ross was born in London and brought up by the great artist Cyril Hamersma who would take her to his exhibitions and give her encouragement to create throughout her life.

She took formal training in Art & Design in East Anglia, late 60s, and went on to use it in careers involving teaching and writing.

Nearly all her paintings are a compilation of images she has seen around her in Scotland or remembered from the many places she lived in as a child. Bern Ross is primarily an abstract expressionist artist and would never copy a photograph though she might use one as an aide memoire.

The pictures develop from her love of colour, her beautiful surroundings  in Scotland, and a sometimes unstoppable imagination; together with an exuberant desire to explore and experiment with texture and paint.

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Artist News/Exhibitions:

"You will only find my work for sale online or in my studio at home here in North East Scotland.

"I have taken part in NEOS (North East Open Studios) many times and I’m a member of the Scottish Artists Union.

"In my MAJOR SOLO EXHIBITION in Montrose, Angus in May 2013 I displayed over 60 paintings for a month - it was a very good experience and a fantastic stepping stone. Many of the paintings are now sold.

"Most recently I had the privilege to share the beautiful new studio of Frances Gilroy for NEOS 2014 where there's a stunning view of the sea and Mearns countryside and I showed some NEW previously UNSEEN work including - especially - seascapes, both abstracted and conventional. They were immensely popular and - with knock-on effects from the Open Studio event itself - a good many seascapes are now sold and I need to paint more!"

Extended CV >


"It arrived in perfect condition and this afternoon we are going to put it in its place, where it will look splendid. Thank you very much. We are really going to enjoy living with it." ~ ['Light Shower' oil on canvas, now happy in South of France]

"Received 'Secret' today and love it even more than i did."

"All received. Perfect condition (thank you Royal Mail!). Absolutely lovely, thank you so much."

"Stunning picture, Bern :) and superbly packaged :) Thank you sooooOooo much! Wow! x x x x " Penny H.

[River Deep, Mountain High] "...Arrived safely this morning. Well wrapped up - we will have many hours of fun bursting the bubble wrap! It looks absolutely stunning with the photos on the website not doing it justice. We are really delighted! There is a lot of depth to it and we feel that it's really personal to us."

NEOS comments: "Beautiful work." "Love the colours." "I love the energy in your work!" "Lost in sea!"

Bern Ross: Regular walker
Dunnottar Castle
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