gavin young

five apples
£1,500.00
still life with pitcher, pewter and pear
£795.00
young woman with carnation
£275.00
road mending
£275.00
gavin young

Gavin Young graduated with a BA Hons Fine Art (painting and drawing) from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, the city where he eventually settled with his family. Renowned for his remarkable still life paintings and his paintings of the Scottish landscape, his more recent work has been a wry social commentary on urban Scottish living. Working traditionally from sketches, which he sees as “a great way to learn the craft of painting from life", he has a great skill in taking very commonplace objects and places and turning them into glorious works of art. His early sketches sometimes incorporate the use of a ‘camera obscura’ - a device that delights and frustrates the artist in equal measure: “there’s a kind of a magical thing about looking at a camera obscura image: you immediately think that it arrests you. It grips you somehow. It cuts off any extraneous information and just focuses that. It’s like it’s got a mysterious strange quality, it’s so clear and that’s the way it grips you.” Gavin also enjoys painting en plein air, finding inspiration in the changing light and the many challenges the landscape affords.

gavin young

Gavin Young graduated with a BA Hons Fine Art (painting and drawing) from Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee, the city where he eventually settled with his family. Renowned for his remarkable still life paintings and his paintings of the Scottish landscape, his more recent work has been a wry social commentary on urban Scottish living. Working traditionally from sketches, which he sees as “a great way to learn the craft of painting from life", he has a great skill in taking very commonplace objects and places and turning them into glorious works of art. His early sketches sometimes incorporate the use of a ‘camera obscura’ - a device that delights and frustrates the artist in equal measure: “there’s a kind of a magical thing about looking at a camera obscura image: you immediately think that it arrests you. It grips you somehow. It cuts off any extraneous information and just focuses that. It’s like it’s got a mysterious strange quality, it’s so clear and that’s the way it grips you.” Gavin also enjoys painting en plein air, finding inspiration in the changing light and the many challenges the landscape affords.