This is Ross Muir - a successful, full-time artist based in Glasgow. Ten years ago, Ross lived a very different life.
He was a full-time drug addict, from the age of about 15 until he was 28. During this period, he lived with his dad, who was “at his wits’ end”, says Ross.
Eventually Ross managed to get clean, and “became obsessed” with painting.
Within a couple of years he took the plunge and quit his day job to focus on art.
But two weeks later, his life was about to be thrown into disarray again. “I went to visit my dad with a print, it was like the first print I’d got made. It was a really big deal for me, I’d got the print framed and was going to give it to my dad and I found him dead. It was brutal man, it was horrible.” Ross suffered for a while after the loss of his dad, but is glad he got to see him recover from his addiction and take his passion for art full-time. “I’m doing him proud. I’m righting the wrongs from the past”. #rossmuirart #art #scottishart #bbcscotland #scotland #artist