Richard Young – Professional Artist

I am an award winning professional UK artist, creating deeply passionate fine art in a contemporary realism style, using a painting knife, a limited colour palette and mixing only on the canvas.

All original artwork and prints in all formats are created entirely by my myself in my own studio and office. I self-publish my own prints in order that I can fully control the quality throughout as I am an absolute perfectionist. No other artist personally hand crafts the same range of artwork, to the same exacting standards, as myself.

I also undertaking scanning and printing services, corporate and public art events, private coaching and commissions.

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Available Artwork Formats

Original Artwork

I create all original oil paintings entirely using a knife, in a limited colour palette and mixing only on the canvas, in a contemporary realism style.

Each painting is totally unique and painstakingly hand crafted by myself with extreme passion and fine detail in every aspect. An original oil painting is the ultimate art form for discerning collectors when only the very best in fine art is acceptable and they require a statement piece to adorn their home for many years. Whether the same original artwork remains in the same place year round, or several pieces are alternated with the seasons, original fine art says something about the collector’s taste and personality.

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The technique I employ is a form of segmented alla prima, completed in three wet on wet layers during each painting session: The dark shadows and undertones, the mid tones and then the highlights and light glaze effects. For compositions having a high chiaroscuro effect, I complete the underpainting layer in a lean black paint allowing the sweeping knife application textures to remain and effect the main subject in the second layer which transition into the deep shadows in a drybrush technique by scraping back.

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.

Unframed: By default, originals are supplied unframed for discerning collectors who have a preference to purchase their own bespoke frame to suit their personal taste that complements both the artwork and their home décor.

Framed: As an option, originals can be supplied framed in an extremely high quality, textured, black, solid wood frame, for a sophisticated contemporary appearance.

There can be only one…

  • Late Night Deliberation. Fine art original oil painting on a 91cm x 61cm stretched canvas created using a knife. Original available.
  • Late Night Deliberation - High resolution detailed close up
  • Late Night Deliberation framed and hung in my home for reference
  • Late Night Deliberation framed and hung in my home for reference
  • Late Night Deliberation framed and hung in my home for reference
  • Late Night Deliberation framed and hung in my home for reference
  • Artwork galleries of fine art. The Passion of Dance - Drew Jacoby. Produced in cooperation with Marty Sohl and Drew.
  • The Passion of Dance - High resolution detailed close up
  • The Passion of Dance - Drew Jacoby. Ltd edition hand embellished giclée print - close up
  • The Passion of Dance - Drew Jacoby. Ltd edition hand embellished giclée print - close up
  • The Passion of Dance Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed
  • The Passion of Dance Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed
  • The Passion of Dance Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed
  • The Passion of Dance Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed
  • The Passion of Dance Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed
  • The Passion of Dance Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed
  • The Passion of Dance Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed 1
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed 3
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed 4
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed 5
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print - Framed 7
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print 1
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print 2
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print 3
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print 4
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print 5
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print 6
  • After Dinner Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Print 7

Limited Edition
hand embellished prints

All of my artwork is available in this highly sought after museum quality format. The perfect wall décor to adorn a traditional to contemporary interior.

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Each print is individually hand produced entirely by myself on Epson 350 gsm premium satin canvas using my Epson Surecolour giclée professional printers at an extremely high definition 2,880 dpi. They are guaranteed lightfast, all of the intricate fine detail of the original artwork is accurately reproduced and the quality is absolutely superb. A border of approximately 1cm is provided for mounting on board and framing.

The 2 stages of hand embellishment comprises of carefully applied textured impasto style brush strokes on highlighted features followed by hand detailed fine brush stroke varnishing throughout to replicate the original artwork. The finished prints are waterproof hence glazing is not required and the surface may easily be dusted and wiped clean. Admirers can also clearly see and touch the detailed textures for that extra dimension of a ‘touchy-feely’ experience and they may be forgiven for believing it to be an original oil painting.

Only 99 signed and numbered prints of each artwork are available and these really are the ultimate, top of the range, fine art prints when something extra special is required.

Unframed: By default, these prints are supplied unframed for discerning collectors who have a preference to purchase their own bespoke frame to suit their personal taste that complements both the artwork and their home décor.

Framed: As an option, the prints may be mounted on board (smaller sizes) or stretched (larger sizes) and framed in an extremely high quality, textured solid black wood, contemporary frame, for a sophisticated contemporary appearance.

The next best thing to an original…

LIMITED EDITION Hand Embellished
RESIN PRINTS

All of my artwork is available in this museum quality highly desirable format. The perfect wall décor to adorn a chic, sleek, contemporary to ultra modern interior.

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Each print is individually hand produced entirely by myself on Epson 350 gsm premium satin canvas using my Epson Surecolour giclée professional printers at an extremely high definition 2,880 dpi. They are guaranteed lightfast, all of the intricate fine detail of the original artwork is accurately reproduced and the quality is absolutely superb. The image and canvas are extended around the sides of a 4cm deep box section frame with a backing board for extra rigidity and support.

The print is then coated in a clear, non-aging, extremely resilient resin having a high gloss ‘mirror like’ finish. The finished prints are waterproof hence glazing is not required and the surface may easily be dusted and wiped clean as admirers will definitely want to touch the surface!

Only 50 signed and numbered prints of each artwork are available and these really are the ultimate, top of the range, contemporary fine art prints when something extra special is required.

Unframed: Framing is not essential, as these prints may be directly hung unframed via the fitted hanging wire for a more modern appearance.

Framed: As an option, an extremely high quality, 5cm deep, 1.5cm thick, textured solid black wood, contemporary tray frame having a 1.5cm gap from the print and flush with the print surface is also available, for a more sophisticated appearance.

The ultimate in contemporary fine art…

  • Sax Player - Joshua Redman. Produced in cooperation with Salvador Abreu.
  • Sax Player - High resolution detailed close up
  • Sax Player - Joshua Redman - Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Resin Print
  • The Passion of Dance - Drew Jacoby - Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Resin Print
  • The Passion of Dance - Drew Jacoby - Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Resin Print
  • The Passion of Dance ltd edition hand embellished resin print framed
  • The Passion of Dance ltd edition hand embellished resin print framed
  • The Passion of Dance ltd edition hand embellished resin print framed
  • The Passion of Dance - Drew JacobyThe Passion of Dance - Drew Jacoby - Ltd Edition Hand Embellished Resin Print
  • The Passion of Dance ltd edition hand embellished resin print framed - 4
  • The Passion of Dance ltd edition hand embellished resin print framed - 3
  • The Passion of Dance ltd edition hand embellished resin print framed - 2
  • The Passion of Dance ltd edition hand embellished resin print framed - 1
  • Time to Reflect. Fine art original oil painting on a 91cm x 61cm stretched canvas created using a knife. Original available. Framed = £1,900
  • Time to Reflect 1
  • Time to Reflect 2
  • Fine Art Giclee Prints
  • How to order fine art. The Passion of Dance print on granite in the USA. Wow factor...
  • How to order fine art. The Passion of Dance print in Silva and Lambert's Houston home
  • The Passion of Dance - Drew Jacoby
  • Whiskey Neat. Fine art original oil painting on a 91cm x 61cm stretched canvas created using a knife. Prints on canvas and archival cotton rag art paper are available at all sizes up to 66"W x 44"H (168cm x 118cm). Picture her proudly on display in your home, dressed to impress.
  • How to order fine art. Bailarina Orgullosa del Flamenco and Finale del Funcionamiento del Flamenco prints on canvas in Tom's home
  • Reaching for Perfect Grace and Halcyon Ballerina prints in their USA home

Fine Art prints

All of my artwork is available in this extremely popular museum quality format to suit all tastes, interiors and budgets.

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Each print is individually hand produced entirely by myself using my Epson Surecolour giclée professional printers at an extremely high definition 2,880 dpi. They are guaranteed lightfast, all of the intricate fine detail of the original artwork is accurately reproduced and the quality is absolutely superb. A border of approximately 1cm is provided for mounting on board and framing.

By default, prints are provided unframed on white cotton rag archival art paper – 310 gsm up to A2 size or 230 gsm above A2 size. They should be mounted on board with a single or double matt and framed behind glass for protection.

As an option, unframed prints are available on 350 gsm canvas, suitable for mounting on board. When the optional 5cm border is specified, they may also be stretched. They may be framed with or without glass and when stretched, they may also be hung unframed.

These beautiful, signed, fine art prints are available in a wide range of sizes when something special is required.

Beautiful fine art for all budgets…

I create beautiful fine art for homes, offices and commercial establishments, offering THE very highest quality fine art with subjects to suit all tastes, sizes to adorn the wall of any interior, formats to complement any décor, and priced to meet all budgets, from students to the most discerning collectors.

Real Art for Real People – Because real life isn’t abstract and there’s no need to compromise.

My artwork is very carefully planned, composed and created with meticulous precision.
Minor imperfections of the creative process add to the contemporary artistic appearance.
I don’t leave anything to chance. There is a reason for everything, from start to finish.

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