Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

Every Picture tells a story – paintings of realistic and stylised animals

About Me/Contact

CONTACT DIANE:    email:  

or message me on facebook here

ABOUT ARTIST DIANE YOUNG:Painting by Diane Young - Mouse on a BranchDiane Young Manic Artist of Manic Illustrations

I take my inspiration from the natural world and especially love drawing animals.   My artist style falls into two categories : lifelike and animal characterisation.  Hares, horses, dogs, elephants… any animal will do!  I enjoy the challenge putting elements of a composition that may not be reality but is made to look real.  It is not often you get an owl holding a stop watch or an elephant carrying a crane feather!  My animals can get up to all sorts of antics and both styles can be used for pet portraits.  Storytelling often underpins my images, with hints of humour and I paint animals featured in poems and folklore .  Your pet is part of YOUR story which I can depict for you in a painting.  Take a look at my Pet Portrait characters, or a if you prefer a more realistic approach click this link to see examples.    Look in my images for gold leaf embellishment which is a favourite of mine giving a picture an individual and luxurious look. I also embellish prints with gold leaf too.  That extra special commission is just an email enquiry away!


Fun pictures of animal antics created in my attic studio.  Also animal studies, dog portraits and mythology paintings.  Look for images from my Lost Things series (featuring fish, and a pearl ring…) and my Travelling Animals series (a cockerel with a letter, an elephant and more!)  That special pet commission could be very realistic or stylised and your pet quite a character in a painting almost designed by you.  Tell me what ideas you have and I will produce a sketch for you to approve.


Original animal paintings, ACEO paintings, Pet and Animal Commissions, Animal Prints.

Painting of harris hawk with gold leaf background by artist Diane Young

Harris Hawk with Gold Leaf


For more Pet Portraits click here

Contact me by email if there is something else you require either in design or size.

Gus Commission Dog Portrait painting by Diane Young

Gus: Commission

My work is on display at the Cotswold Craftsmen Gallery – 3 Market Street, Nailsworth, GL6 0BX, there is more about me on the shop website here.

I. Diane Young Attic Studio    2012-Dec-Art-table

Diane Young artist is available for:Manic Illustrations Logo

Freelance Work & Commissions.

Contact : email –

Copyright © Diane Young 2013 All Rights Reserved.

If you require it there is  more copyright information here.

2 thoughts on “About Me/Contact

  1. Hi! this is Emma From UWE. your website is fantastic! best of luck in the future! one day i am sure something good will come out of all your wonderful illusrations.
    Take Care


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