I was born on the small island of Martha’s Vineyard. I lived a mile down a dirt road in a rural town called Chilmark with amazing, organic stonewalls, sprawling sheep farms and a picturesque fishing village. That’s where I was raised, a wild island child: fishing, swimming, surfing and living life to its fullest! At 18, I moved to the island of Oahu in search of perfect waves and a change from the harsh northeast winter. After slacking off at Hawaii Pacific University for the year, I headed to San Diego, California to pursue a career in art and I have been here ever since.

I come from a family of artists. My father is a coppersmith and jeweler, and my grandparents were painters, sculptors and folk artists. I strive to be original and to follow my heart when creating a project. Over the years I have developed a style that I feel is truly unique to me and I am very proud of that.

I hope you enjoy my work!

Ross McDowell