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.
Her work has gallery representation both nationally and internationally and is held in private collections worldwide.
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.