Richard Young

Wokingham, UK

Founder & Painter

"l though I was a prolific artist as a child and won my first art competition aged just 11, I never though I would be where I am today. It’s been quite a journey!" "I have extensively developed my own personal style and technique throughout my career and I create all oil paintings entirely using a knife, often in a limited colour palette and mixing only on the canvas. I define my artwork style as being contemporary realism. 

My figurative compositions are influenced and inspired by the realism and romanticism of my favourite post renaissance classical Masters and their timeless, romantic masterpieces. William Bouguereau in particular. They predominantly entail high contrast, dramatic lighting and shading, as I simply adore light and am fascinated with its arguably undue influence on any subject. With the subjects, I aim to capture a carefully composed aloof anonymity in a moody atmosphere with the drama, passion and emotion in a frozen realism, rather than characteristic individual representation of a traditional portrait."

Richard Young

All Artwork by Richard Young