Doug Ross has been making fine art silkscreen prints since 2005 at his home studio in Santa Cruz. His work is a product of place, and the abundant wild spaces we have here in Santa Cruz, both land and sea, have had an obvious influence on the subject matter. Doug’s work is populated with stylized creatures, which although based on actual species, are filtered through a mind trained in graphic design and the Modernist design movement. Before embarking on his third career as a fine artist, Doug was a freelance illustrator for national publications, and before that a graphic designer. His experience in the commercial side of image production has elevated the technical level of his printing, and paved the way for innovative techniques combining digital technology with traditional printmaking methods.