Ross Morgan is fine artist and illustrator from Adelaide, South Australia.

From an early age growing up in the mid–north of South Australia, Ross enjoyed exploring the rural environment filled with creatures, abandoned structures, and objects of yesteryear. He also practiced drawing, painting, and arts and crafts projects encouraged by his mother at the kitchen table. These early experiences have been key in establishing his life-long interest in drawing and painting.

He completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia in 2000. Since then he has been exhibiting in numerous solo and group exhibitions, art prizes and running an independent studio practice.

Ross is fascinated with the visual narrative, and loves developing characters, stories, and environments.  As an exhibiting fine artist, he often explored his drawings and paintings as a collective series or sequence. Giving the viewer an experience of storytelling through pictures. Many of these conceptual and personal artworks have featured in an ever-growing series of solo exhibitions.

As an illustrator Ross has completed several commercial commission projects for films, corporate events, and international art collectors.

The love of the visual narrative lead Ross on the path of wanting to create illustrated books.

In 2018 he won the Raising Literacy Australia’s Emerging Author and Illustrator Mentoring Project. Through this initiative he completed his first illustrated book Molly Moores has a House Like Yours written by Kaliah Tsakalidis and published by Little Book Press in 2020.

“As an exhibiting fine artist, I was often limited to sharing my artwork beyond the painting on the wall. Often it was only through a gallery or collector that people got to enjoy it.

I love the format of a picture book. It is an intimate way to share a collaborative piece of art. Bound in a beautiful little package that we can hold in our hands. It can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone”

Currently Ross is working on a number of new picture book projects as both author and illustrator.

Coming Soon

Hedgehog the Wonder Dog - Ford Street Publishing

Written by Dannika Patterson, Illustrated by Ross Morgan

GLOW  - Walker Books Australia

Written and Illustrated by Ross Morgan

The Gargoyle - Hachette Australia

Written by Zana Fraillon, Illustrated by Ross Morgan

Published Titles

Molly Moores has a House Like Yours Little Book Press2020

Written by Kaliah Tsakalidis