Christy Ross is a San Diego based artist and credentialed art educator who
approaches art with whimsy and freedom. Always, she endeavors to bring a smile to the observer. She especially loves to paint landscapes and seascapes, places to which people seek to escape, in her signature vivid colors.
Her love for painting started in high school. Having attended San Dieguito High School in Encinitas, she then continued learning as a design student at UCLA.
She earned her teaching credential in art from California State University, Los
Angeles. While working at Legend Films as a color designer, one of the most
enjoyable and challenging projects Christy led was, "Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta,” nominated for a Sports Emmy (R) in the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award.
In 2021 the San Diego Art of Pride Resilience exhibition featured her painting
"Sunrise Elephants". Also in 2021, her painting "The Cloud" was chosen to be in the Surfing Madonna Art Show. “Sunset Harbor,” “Liberation Elephant” and “Kailua” were chosen for Red Bluff Art Gallery’s online exhibition in 2021 and 2022.
From 2021-2022, her exhibit Pandemic Escape had a good moment in time at San Diego's Mission Hills-Hillcrest/Knox Branch Library. Both “Sunset Harbor” and “Kailua” were recently chosen for the Surfrider Foundation’s Art Auction & Gala. She is excited to share her new collection "Breathe" at the Pannikin in Encinitas this September, 2022.
She is passionate about teaching art to children, both for their lack of inhibitions and their ability to master self-expression by connecting art to their own lives. All of which she finds endlessly inspiring. Children ask questions to do their best work, and don’t feel the need to fit into a category, making them authentically themselves. She loves their approach of not worrying about whether they’re doing it right. Bravo!