Ross R.'s Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Crazy Babbling Sunshine

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Atlanta, GA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

ROSS R. ROSSIN

Painter/Portrait Artist
Rossin Fine Art

“Not knowing everything is a good thing because it gives you courage.”

INTERESTS:

Art Entrepreneurship

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Choices Failure Risk Success Individualism Passion Chance Hard Work Courage Fear Determination Fulfillment Self-Reflection Simplicity Culture Inspiration Values

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

art, artist, Bulgaria, courage, creative, failure, fear, happiness, home, international, leaving, love, luck, oil paint, passion, portrait, power, reinvent, rejection, uncertainty

BIOGRAPHY:

  • He was born in Bulgaria under communist leadership.
  • At the age of six, he was already painting; says he did nothing but stay at home and paint.
  • His early passion paid off; when he was a teenager, he was accepted to a prestigious fine arts school.
  • Next, he was invited to join the Bulgarian Association of Artists, an elite circle made up mostly of middle-aged men; he was only 19 years old.
  • After the Iron Curtain collapsed, he was free to explore the world, and he realized he'd had a hunger to travel.
  • Says that finding the courage to travel and learn about new cultures taught him about the human spirit and informed his painting.
  • He spent five years in Japan building up his portfolio by painting businessmen and politicians before moving to the U.S.
  • He's done portraits of various world leaders, and his works have been included in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

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