Animal Artist ~ Diane Young

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


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#Art for Art’s Sake

Sometimes, or maybe even often, I produce pieces of work and dismiss them.  I don’t mean to, I do not think hard about this at all, it just happens.  These pieces surface at times, perhaps when an exhibition is about to begin and I start gathering things together.

My “Stepping Crane” is such a piece, having been exhibited at the Amberley Inn on our “Fish and Ships” PV night and I am pleased to say it is shortly on its’ way to a new home.

Painting of a dancing stepping crane by artist Diane Young Stroud

Stepping Crane, Original SOLD

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“Fish and Ships” is the title of my shared exhibition with stamp collage artist Rachel Markwick currently on at the Amberley Inn Stroud until the 30th October 2017.We have been lucky enough to have sold some pictures already; this one of mine was sold today.

Tower of animals elephant, lion, bear, flamingo, Painting by artist Diane Young

Balancing Act

Currently the ponies painting is a work in progress, it would be great to think I will finish it soon and that (fingers crossed) a space might be made to hang it.

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“The Hottest Day” – Ponies on Minchinhampton Common

Find Rachel Markwick’s website here

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#Fish and #Pheasants shimmer and gold.

There is soon to be an exhibition at the Amberley Inn nr Stroud which will include these artworks.  The Koi fish painting was a joy to paint and now needs a nice frame.  The exhibition will start on 1st September more details to follow.  In the meantime here is Halcyon and Wilderness Pheasants with lots of yummy (inedible) gold leaf.

A detailed painting of Koi Carp over river bed stones by artist Diane Young glistening with gold and silver paint

Halcyon – Koi Carp

Image showing 2 pheasants on a gold leaf background by artist Diane Young

Wilderness Pheasants


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Not Just An #Animal #Artist

When I come across artist websites I do not imagine at that moment that they are in fact defined by other activities as well.  When you come across an Accountant you might also apply the same rule?

As or myself, I am the embodiment of both Artist and Accountant (but from a previous life before children)!  And other stuff that I do.

Spot the difference:

Photo of Diane Young holding an arty shoe

Artist

Photo of Diane Young holding an arty shoe

Accountant/Website Design/Other stuff

I also design websites for artists and have finalised a transfer of a website I manage to the WordPress platform today for a dear artist friend whose fantastic birds and animal drawings and painting scan be found here. Take a look at another approach to the same subject of animals and birds by Jilly Cobbe.

Painting of a Black Vulture by Artist Jilly Cobbe

Painting by Jilly Cobbe

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Raptors in Gloucestershire

Painting by Diane Young of the Mythological Thunderbird

Mythical Thunderbird

As Rooks have taken to chimneys where they may have lost their habitat and Peregrines have taken to our urban buildings,  churches and so on in the same way,  I have also learnt today how Little Owls are struggling with their population and are unfortunately not a protected species.

I was invited to listen to a talk on Birds of Prey,  and then happily followed it up with a drink in the Falcon!

The painting above is of a mythological bird is based on Verreaux Eagle native to Zimbabwe.  The Thunderbird has powers over the storms and is currently at Studio 71 ( I mean the painting and not the storms!) and framed for sale.  Message me for further details.