Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

Every Picture tells a story – realistic and stylised animals in art from Manic Illustrations

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Hare Brained Reshuffle


Painting of a running Hare by animal artist Diane Young Stroud

Just had a reshuffle about with my web pages.….trying to make the site a bit simpler and more effective!  See what you think! If there is anything odd going on with links etc please let me know. 🙂



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Hungarian Vizsla


I once owned a pointer, a Hungarian Vizsla.  He was so lovely and trusting and gentle, enthusiastic in bounds and very biddable.  This image originally an ACEO was inspired by my love for the breed and for gentle Boss who we enjoyed for an amazing 15 years.

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Early Preparations …..

The printer is whirring away, Christmas is coming and those prints have to be ready.  Is the iron hot ?  I hope so.  We are definitely ready to strike.  I have a little stock of prints all ready mounted hoping that some lovely peeps will buy them for gifts.   The whirring is worrying though, that printer had better keep going, sucking up that liquid gold in the form of CMYK pigments…. let’s hope we get through the winter in one piece.

Find some of these on etsy and if you don’t find the one you really want then contact me; I will get them on there for you pronto.  🙂

Prints for sale of original paintings of animals by artist Diane Young of Stroud UK


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Art For a Good Cause.

The piece of art shown here was made by me over 20 odd years ago, it even got framed and hung on the wall.

Cat drawing

Sometime later it was put behind a cupboard or a book case and stored and moved house, and stored again whilst I moved onward with practicing and evolving my craft.

Today all those years later it has surfaced for me to reflect upon and I will allow it to accompany my post here as the one I wish to post is a secret for the next 9 days!

The reason for these strange goings on is that Longfield Hospice, at Burleigh nr Stroud in Gloucestershire Uk has nearly 100 pieces of work submitted for a secret auction to raise money for this fabulous charity providing therapeutic and end of life care for those in need.   You can find Longfield here  with lots of information and a link on the page for the auction currently on ebay.

People who receive full time care or attend the drop-in centre do so without charge as the charity raises funds to provide fantastic support in a fabulous location perfect for holistic care.

Get onto ebay click on “see all items” and take a look at what is on offer…artists local to Gloucestershire and celebrities as well have submitted original artwork for you to bid on.  The artist’s name is on the back to be disclosed upon purchase…it could a piece of work by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen or even Keren Woodward from Bananarama….. or even little ol’ me.




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More Animal prints from Manic Illustrations.

Christmas Cat and the Red Cardinal along with Mousie and the Fairy on the Tree.

Framed 7 x 5 xmas prints by artist Diane Young for sale at Fish OUt of Water Wotton Gallery


Framed Red Cardinal prints by artist Diane Young Framed Christmas Cat prints by artist Diane Young

The festive season is starting early here in my studio….so many things to organise 🙂

Prints framed or unframed available soon from Fish Out of Water Gallery and Gift Shop at  Wotton-Under-Edge Glos UK.