Ross Stewart has been painting, illustrating, designing, and working in animation for over 20 years. His primary role of visual development and art direction, he has worked on 3 oscar nominated movies: as art director on Secret of Kells, concept artist on Song of the Sea, and in visual development on ParaNorman with Laika Studios. More recently he has moved from art direction into directing, working with Tomm Moore on The Prophet and now the latest Cartoon Saloon feature, Wolfwalkers. As a freelance conceptual artist, he has worked for many animation and film studios worldwide on award-winning projects and has illustrated books and literature for a variety of publishers. His paintings are exhibited throughout Ireland and the UK and held in collections worldwide. He is a nature lover and would gladly sit under an oak tree all day long.