For most of his life as an artist David Young, seduced by the utter beauty of the
living world, was compelled to express his feelings of awe (through the use of oil
paint) at natures wonderful nuances of light, colour, textures and form. His love
of the natural world lives in the canvas.
But it’s not enough.
As the years have passed he no longer can ignore its destruction by humans. That
is why he is devoting the remainder of his painting life to work that concentrates
on the Anthropocene* (see below) as a visual document for future generations to ponder.
David Young, painting from an early age, has gone on to become one of the West Countries
most notable landscape & environmental artists.
It was his upbringing in a rural Devon hamlet that forged his outlook and subsequent
expression through art and environmental concerns.
His freedom as a young boy to roam the woods and fields, befriending and learning
from the last of the old country people, gave him an enduring love of the land and
it’s soil, seasons, traditions and wildlife.
He has declined commissions for some years so he can devote himself to paintings
that concern the Anthropocene.
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.