Richard Young - Fine Artist

Richard Young

Barnstaple, Devon - United Kingdom

 
 
 

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Richard Young

Barnstaple, Devon - United Kingdom

Richard Young - Fine Artist

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About Richard Young

I am a British national, born in Yorkshire in 1961, and now based in North Devon, UK where I have my office and studio.

Though I have always had a flair for pencil and chalk drawing, I began oil painting at the age of 12, studied hard, developed a talent and practiced in every spare moment, enjoying early regional competition success and media publicity for my work in the North of England. Fortunately, my tutors recognized my skill and encouraged me to undertake both my Ordinary and Advanced level art exams a few years earlier than my peers, which I passed with the top grades. Being financially driven at that time, in 1983 I graduated in engineering and with a passion to travel, I initially pursued a career as a design consultant with various International design consulting companies, residing primarily in the Middle East. Nevertheless, an artisan at heart, I returned to Commercial Art several years ago as a semi professional freelance artist, and have extensively developed artistry and my own personal style through exhaustive self tuition and 'burning' the midnight oil. I actively display my artwork in my website, galleries, magazine publications, shows and exhibitions and have recently been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts.

The style of my artwork is modern, yet classical / traditional and occasionally contemporary. The composition and technique I use is influenced and inspired by the realism and romanticism of my favourite post renaissance Masters and their wonderful, timeless masterpieces. Especially Bouguereau... Predominantly figurative, the tendency of my artwork is towards carefully composed anonymity, capturing the emotions and self belief of the subject, rather than characteristic individual representation. The creation of figurative artwork not only depicts the emotions of the artist, it transforms the artist's emotions. Also, it is far easier for all of us to carefully scrutinize figurative artwork and judge its anatomical accuracy, often creating a more personal understanding of specific favourite pieces. My figurative artwork, including portraits and nudes, are sensual and sometimes tastefully erotic. My ballerinas and flamenco / belly / tango dancers are passionate, moody and emotional. My preferred lighting, shading and contrast are dramatic. I simply adore light and am fascinated with its arguably undue influence on any subject. After all, without light, what is art? Unlike the vast majority of past and current artists, I delve extensively between the extremes of highlights and lowlights in my artwork in a chiaroscuro technique, occasionally minimalist, often leaving the viewer's mind to complete the picture and to add depth. I always strive to create an atmosphere in whatever I produce, at the highest possible quality and using a knife, brush, canvas and a very limited colour palette of oil paint or pastels, usually alla prima, mixing only on the canvas!

I personally invite all art lovers of the purest form, whether you're an established or prospective client, a corporate buyer, an individual seeking knowledge, or you're simply interested in discovering more about my exclusive artwork, to come into my world, enjoy my finest works, and find out more.

Whether you're a collector, you appreciate the creativity and value of fine art, or you're simply an admirer of skilful and talented visual arts, purchasing, owning and living with an original artistic creation is an exciting and extremely personal experience, be it a figure study, ballerina, dancer, nude, a portrait, or any other form of painting or print. It is also both satisfying and fulfilling, a way of seeing the world differently, seeing yourself differently, opening and challenging your thoughts to a different perspective and wider dimension, arousing your senses and stimulating your mind, let alone uniquely transforming an area of your home to one that you can truly be proud of. Art should be viewed, pondered, admired, exhibited, proudly displayed, carefully scrutinized, and in order to benefit to the fullest extent possible, it should be understood from the perspective of its creator - the professional artist. This is obviously not always quite as simple as it seems, though if a viewer has similar feelings to me about art, he or she will connect with my artwork and better understand me. Art is a thing of beauty, not just an investment. My website, galleries that display my artwork, and exhibitions, should hopefully be a friendly and enjoyable place to look at some of my artwork, irrespective of whether you are interested in purchasing a piece.

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Classical dancers fine art original oil paintings, pastels and gicleť prints by a Devon Artist, Richard Young - R Young Art.

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Richard Young - Presence

Presence

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Richard Young - Awareness

Awareness

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Richard Young - Emotional Awakening

Emotional Awakening

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Richard Young - Sequential Dancer

Sequential Dancer

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Richard Young - Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

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Richard Young - Harmony and Light

Harmony and Light

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Richard Young - Sultry Dancer

Sultry Dancer

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Richard Young - With Deftness

With Deftness

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Richard Young - Deep Consideration

Deep Consideration

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Richard Young - Intense Ballerina

Intense Ballerina

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Richard Young - Devotion to Dance

Devotion to Dance

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Richard Young - Solitaire

Solitaire

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Richard Young - Inner Peace

Inner Peace

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Richard Young - Halcyon Ballerina

Halcyon Ballerina

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Richard Young - Refined Grace

Refined Grace

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Richard Young - After the Dance

After the Dance

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Richard Young - Arabian Coffee

Arabian Coffee

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Richard Young - Ardent Dancer

Ardent Dancer

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Richard Young - Dance Finesse

Dance Finesse

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Richard Young - Dance Seclusion

Dance Seclusion

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Richard Young - Dancer at Peace

Dancer at Peace

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Richard Young - Deathly Seduction

Deathly Seduction

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Richard Young - Desert Dancer

Desert Dancer

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Richard Young - Destiny

Destiny's Dance

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Richard Young - Divine Grace

Divine Grace

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Richard Young - Duende

Duende

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Richard Young - Eclectic Dancer

Eclectic Dancer

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Richard Young - Elegant Dancer

Elegant Dancer

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Richard Young - Emotional Tango

Emotional Tango

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Richard Young - Flamenco Arms

Flamenco Arms

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Richard Young - Flamenco Dexterity

Flamenco Dexterity

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Richard Young - Flamenco Fire

Flamenco Fire

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Richard Young - Flamenco Recital

Flamenco Recital

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Richard Young - Flamenco Soul

Flamenco Soul

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Richard Young - Flamenco Woman

Flamenco Woman

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Richard Young - Flemenco Arrogancia

Flemenco Arrogancia

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Richard Young - Free Spirit

Free Spirit

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Richard Young - Heaven

Heaven's Angel

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Richard Young - Held in Tango

Held in Tango

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Richard Young - Homage to Petra

Homage to Petra

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Richard Young - Inner Sanctuary

Inner Sanctuary

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Richard Young - Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris

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Richard Young - Light Elegance

Light Elegance

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Richard Young - Lost in Tango

Lost in Tango

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Richard Young - Moonlight Tango

Moonlight Tango

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Richard Young - Poise in Silhouette

Poise in Silhouette

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Richard Young - Prima Ballerina

Prima Ballerina

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Richard Young - Rubinesque Dancer

Rubinesque Dancer

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Richard Young - Samba Celebration

Samba Celebration

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Richard Young - Sun Court Dancer

Sun Court Dancer

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Richard Young - Tango Cascade

Tango Cascade

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Richard Young - Tango Heat

Tango Heat

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Richard Young - That Tango Moment

That Tango Moment

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Richard Young - The Art of Grace

The Art of Grace

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Richard Young - The Rhythm of Tango

The Rhythm of Tango

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Richard Young - Torrid Tango

Torrid Tango

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Richard Young - Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

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