Born and raised in Flint Michigan, Lavarne Ross is a largely self-taught artist. At a young age he drew pictures of the horses on his grandfather's Arkansas farm. Much of his inspiration for his art, prints and posters comes from a desire to capture the changes in both his hometown of Flint and rural Arkansas.
Lavarne Ross' most recognizable art, prints and posters are the pieces in his "Dancer" series, in which he conveys the motion of the dance through the flowing garments of the figures. Ross also shows his appreciation for jazz in works where he gives a visual interpretation of the music.