"Look closely at the surface of the horses, and you will see the council flats, and the partly formed, or possibly partly disintegrating, elaborate armour of identity. Images play with the contrast between high and low status, without judging either. The domestic interior of the council flat is imprinted in the surfaces with the lacy net curtain, a nostalgic interface between internal and external worlds." - The Whitethorn Gallery


April Young's work is concerned with the expression of life through figurative study. Her sensitively produced animal studies are often enveloped in a narrative, enriched by folklore and mythology. The horse appears repeatedly as a motif in Young's work as representing both tradition and constant change. In the age of the internet, it reminds us that the natural world is still constantly moving outside of the digital age. It embodies a vehicle, both literally and as a tool for the imagination.

Young consciously explores this mixture of myth and reality from the Kelpie, to George Stubbs, to Picasso's Guernica, with an awareness that equestrian imagery has an expressive power of authority and depth of tradition rivalled by few other subjects of nature.

Young has worked in a number of materials and to various scales from small works for giftware to large scale outdoor sculptural commissions, having been a professional artist since studying in Glasgow in 1993. She has been commissioned to work in a number of materials and various scales from small works for giftware to life-sized bronzes as a corporate commission for Morgan Stanley.


As well as being held in private collections in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Germany, the United States, and New Zealand Youngs work has gallery representation throughout England, Scotland and, Ireland including at major regional art fairs. 


Additionally, she has exhibited in many mixed shows including the Royal Academy in Bristol. Her sculptural work was most recently selected for the 'Handmade in Britain' show along with eight other artists at the British Embassy in India. Some of her work from the collection of Ringo Starr was recently auctioned at Julien's in Beverley Hills, further enhancing its value to collectors.