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R Young Art
Welcome to the R Young Art website, an online art gallery featuring the original, fine art oil paintings, sketches, drawings and pastel artwork produced by myself, Richard Young. 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 classical Masters and their wonderful, timeless masterpieces. Especially Bouguereau, as his artwork was full of beauty and passion... Predominantly figurative and of females, 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 is full of passion and is occasionally sensual. My ballerinas and flamenco / belly / tango dancers are passionate, moody, atmospheric and emotional, with a frozen realism. My musicians and singers come alive in their passionate performance. My wildlife is alive, though it's a project very much in its infancy at the moment. 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 and passion in whatever I produce using traditional methods and techniques, at the highest possible quality and using mostly a knife, very occasionally a brush, canvas and a very limited colour palette of oil paint or pastels, often alla prima, mixing only on the canvas!
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 sensual figure study, ballerina, dancer, 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 a high quality 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 either an original or a print.
I personally invite all art lovers of the purest form, whether you're an established or prospective client, a corporate buyer, a student, an individual seeking knowledge, or you're simply interested in discovering more about my exclusive artwork, to come into my world, enjoy my finest oil paintings and pastels, and find out more. And thank you for taking the time to visit my website, please do visit again, as new artwork is usually added monthly.
Please select one of the
gallery links above to view a collection of my recent original
fine art. Most are of beautiful dancers and sensual models, and some are
kindly permitted by the customer. All with a varying amount of realism. I also have an Archive Originals Gallery.
If you need access, please let me know. The
links to the left are for
general information, a guide to the more common
art terminology, and of course to progress an
for either an
print. Also you may download
free 2012 calendar and some
free Wallpaper for your computer.
also offer large format high resolution digital
scanning services to Artists. And please don't hesitate to
me to let me know what you think of my website and
Last updated in May 2013 to add an update for the ART 2013 Exhibition in Taipei, update some additional testimonials received from kind customers and reflect Sold, Sold, Sold and Sold Artwork, all fortunately sold during the ART 2013 Exhibition in Taipei - They are not available forever, though I so wish that I could keep them all!.... New Artwork to follow very shortly, which was created specifically for the exhibition in Taipei. If you happened to be there and saw my exhibition, please contact me and let me know what you thought. Meanwhile, remember to treat yourself to some superb quality, traditional fine art or even a print? Go on, you deserve it, as an anniversary / birthday present or simply a special gift for someone you know. You owe it to yourself...
Note that all of my original artwork within the above galleries is supplied framed at no additional charge and delivery / shipping is mostly free...
In closing, I
can do no better than to quote one of my favourite literary
artists Oscar Wilde: "The pleasure that one has in
creating a work of art is a purely personal pleasure, and
it is for the sake of this pleasure that one creates. The
artist works with his eye on the object. Nothing else
interests him. What people are likely to say does not
even occur to him. He is fascinated by what he
has in hand. He is indifferent to others. If my work
pleases the few, I am gratified. If it does not, it causes
me no pain."
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Richard Young - FRSA
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