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 was in 2007 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 gicleƩ prints by a Devon Artist, Richard Young - R Young Art.Prints may be purchased here. Signed prints and certain originals may also be purchased via my website: R Young Art

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2015 Fine Art Calendar by Richard Young

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Dance Away by Richard Young

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Dance Emotion by Richard Young

Richard Young - Genteel Dancer
 

Genteel Dancer by Richard Young

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Dance Alive by Richard Young

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2014 Fine Art Calendar by Richard Young

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Richard Young - Awareness
 

Awareness by Richard Young

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Emotional Awakening by Richard Young

Richard Young - Sequential Dancer
 

Sequential Dancer by Richard Young

Richard Young - Leap of Faith
 

Leap of Faith by Richard Young

Richard Young - Harmony and Light
 

Harmony and Light by Richard Young

Richard Young - Sultry Dancer
 

Sultry Dancer by Richard Young

Richard Young - With Deftness
 

With Deftness by Richard Young

Richard Young - Graceful Enlightenment
 

Graceful Enlightenment by Richard Young

Richard Young - Deep Consideration
 

Deep Consideration by Richard Young

Richard Young - Intense Ballerina
 

Intense Ballerina by Richard Young

Richard Young - Devotion to Dance
 

Devotion to Dance by Richard Young

Richard Young - Halcyon Ballerina
 

Halcyon Ballerina by Richard Young

Richard Young - With Strength and Grace
 

With Strength and Grace by Richard Young

Richard Young - Reaching for Perfect Grace
 

Reaching for Perfect Grace by Richard Young

Richard Young - Refined Grace
 

Refined Grace by Richard Young

Richard Young - Inner Peace
 

Inner Peace by Richard Young

Richard Young - Solitaire
 

Solitaire by Richard Young

Richard Young - The Passion of Dance
 

The Passion of Dance by Richard Young

Richard Young - Flamenco Performance
 

Flamenco Performance by Richard Young

Richard Young - After the Dance
 

After the Dance by Richard Young

Richard Young - After the Performance
 

After the Performance by Richard Young

Richard Young - Arabian Coffee
 

Arabian Coffee by Richard Young

Richard Young - Arabian Coffee Awakes
 

Arabian Coffee Awakes by Richard Young

Richard Young - Ardent Dancer
 

Ardent Dancer by Richard Young

Richard Young - Bailarina a Solas del Flamenco
 

Bailarina a Solas del Flamenco by Richard Young

Richard Young - Bailarina Orgullosa del Flamenco
 

Bailarina Orgullosa del Flamenco by Richard Young

Richard Young - Bellydance of the Pyramids - Rachel Brice
 

Bellydance of the Pyramids - Rachel Brice by Richard Young

Richard Young - Concentracion del Funcionamiento del Flamenco
 

Concentracion del Funcionamiento del Flamenco by Richard Young

Richard Young - Dramatic Eclecticism
 

Dramatic Eclecticism by Richard Young

Richard Young - Dance Finesse
 

Dance Finesse by Richard Young

Richard Young - Dance Seclusion
 

Dance Seclusion by Richard Young

Richard Young - Dancer at Peace
 

Dancer at Peace by Richard Young

Richard Young - Deathly Seduction
 

Deathly Seduction by Richard Young

Richard Young - Dedication to a Performance
 

Dedication to a Performance by Richard Young

Richard Young - Desert Dancer
 

Desert Dancer by Richard Young

Richard Young - Destiny
 

Destiny's Dance by Richard Young

Richard Young - Divine Grace
 

Divine Grace by Richard Young

Richard Young - Duende
 

Duende by Richard Young

Richard Young - Eclectic Dancer
 

Eclectic Dancer by Richard Young

Richard Young - Elegant Dancer
 

Elegant Dancer by Richard Young

Richard Young - Emotional Tango
 

Emotional Tango by Richard Young

Richard Young - Encantado por Flamenco
 

Encantado por Flamenco by Richard Young

Richard Young - Finale del Funcionamiento del Flamenco
 

Finale del Funcionamiento del Flamenco by Richard Young

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