Gallery

GALLERY

This is the working palette or page if you like. As time goes by these pages will be updated as work is completed or as projects finished. It’s a slow process because my work is labour intensive and quite often some projects will be exclusive or hidden until exhibition day.

THE WAY I PAINT

I have found my love with abstract art in all its expressive form and non-subjective glory. Painting freely and having minimal or no boundaries enables me to open my mind and create in a purist form. I am ruled by my feelings and try to avoid order, channelling emotion, and to grasp at something dreamlike. Subject matter in my picture is something that I feel is a professional secret, because if I didn’t have that subject I couldn’t paint that picture.

IT STARTS WITH A STUDY

 

Charcoals and pastels are my loyal companions that allow me to work quickly, eliminate the finer details and focus on the main form of the composition. Colour combinations are worked and developed to create harmonious relationship or as juxtapositions to provoke tension. All my final paintings started out as a bunch scribbles or finger smudges of colour and tone. If you want to see the raw energy, unpolished and sometimes ugly makings of what turns out to be a great piece of work, I openly display these within their own 'pastel' pages.

THE FINAL PROCESS: PAINTING

 

I work with a pure colour concept, so for me the choice of pigments are rich and vibrant colours to create a harmony that is parallel to nature. My pre-selected studies play a guiding role for the application of colour purity, avoiding a muddy wet mess. The use of brush, knife and fingers are used to apply transparent glazes and buttery textures, building on depth and tension. At all stages of the painting, colour and form develop simultaneously in a rhythmic application. Then there are the nuances and the subconscious mark making that endorses the artwork as my own. Spiritual unity is my goal; interwoven colour scale and harmonious contrast bringing the energy to the world within the four sides of my canvas.

 

Get in Touch

 

8 Water Meadows

Longridge

Lancashire

Great Britain

PR3 3BW

Email: info@rickyyoung.co.uk

Phone: (+44) 1772 784 851

(+44) 07969 760 271

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