Ross Buckland was born in Calgary in 1958 and was fortunate in having experienced air travel at an early age. An infatuation with flying developed which along with a habit of doodling on schoolbooks led to an interest in aviation art.
With no formal art training except for high school art classes, Ross learned by studying the work of artists whose paintings he liked. Books and magazines featuring the work of Frank Wootton, Keith Ferris, R.G. Smith, and others became his textbooks. Buckland would visit the Air and Space Museum in Washington to see their paintings and try to learn from the real thing. “Their books remain as valuable treasures to me and I still refer to them often.”
Many years later, and after successes in sales of originals and reproductions Buckland is still inspired by many predecessors and current favorites. With an unending desire to learn, an individual style continues to evolve while striving to express an appreciation and love of aviation and the landscape.