Stephen Scott Young is one of America’s most preeminent watercolor and drypoint artists. His meticulous method of preparing careful studies for each work, and applying colors in layers…often using just primary colors, red, yellow and blue…is labor intensive, resulting in just twenty or so finished works each year.
Young’s earliest influences were Caravaggio and Vermeer, whose work he copied from a book given to him by his mother when he was an adolescent. His attention to detail, the lights and darks of his works, reflect his masterful technique. The warmth and tenderness with which he infuses his subjects are a reflection of his unique style and sensibility.
Stephen Scott Young’s Sense of Place
Young was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1957. His father was in the army, which made Young an army brat, who attended eleven schools in eleven years. When Young was fourteen, the family moved to Florida, where Young still has a studio. He taught himself to paint with watercolor and studied printmaking at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota.
While at the School, he met and married graphic design student, Annette Farrington, a seventh generation Bahamian. Thanks to Annette, Young visited the islands and found his muse in the people, places and light of the islands.
Young’s works have been exhibited throughout the world and are part of the permanent collection of major museums, including the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, the Museum of Fine Art in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Asian Museum of Watercolor Art, Haikou, Hainan Province, China.
Stephen Scott Young Watercolors at the Surovek Gallery
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