David Young started painting in oils during his late ‘teens and has gone on to become
one of the West Countries most notable landscape artists.
His upbringing was in a rural Devon hamlet that forged his outlet and subsequent
expression in art and the environment. The freedom for a young boy to roam the woods
and fields, befriending and learning from old country people, gave him an enduring
love of the land and it’s soil, seasons, traditions and wildlife.
Profileof Dartmoor artist David William Young
His work includes all aspects of his rural domain including Dartmoor which he has
travelled extensively for over twenty years on his horse Thomas. He does not paint
many works in a year. Each painting takes months and is agonised over. Critical to
each is the light, texture and atmosphere.
He has declined commissions for some years so he can devote himself to paintings
that excite and extend his imagination. He continues to live and paint in the hamlet,
his studio surrounded by his vegetables, compost heaps and abundant wildlife which
are continual satisfying distractions.
Hope Springs eternal. Early sowings & apple cordons in bloom.
David Young & Thomas, Tavy Cleave, Dartmoor
Art & the environment
It’s a bit difficult sometimes putting into words what means a lot, along with all
the contradictions it often throws up. I think this song and video by the talented
group ‘Seize The Day’ does a better job than I could do in a thousand words expressing
my love and concerns for the natural world we live in.