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After Dinner by ryoung, visual art

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The Passion of Dance by ryoung, visual art

Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio

I am a professional artist based in Wokingham, Berkshire.

I have extensively developed my own personal style and technique, I create all oil paintings entirely using a knife and mixing only on the canvas.

The style of my artwork is a contemporary realism, influenced by the romanticism of my favourite post renaissance classical Masters and their timeless masterpieces. William Bouguereau in particular. My artwork compositions mostly entail dramatic lighting and shading. I simply adore light and am fascinated with its arguably undue influence on any subject.

Predominantly figurative, I aim to capture a carefully composed mood, atmosphere, drama, passion and emotion of the performance in a frozen realism, rather than a portrait of the performers themselves.

I am an award-winning artist and have exhibited extensively throughout the UK and internationally.

I am also interested in exhibition, gallery representation, publishing, licensing and venue display opportunities.

And I offer fine art scanning, giclée printing, art practice coaching and art event services.

Favourite Visual Artist
Bouguereau, Michaelangelo, Modigliani, Chasseriau, Leonardo da Vinci
Favourite Movies
John Carter, Iron Man, Bridget Jones, 4 Weddings, Life of Pi
Favourite TV Shows
Breaking Bad, Hung, Walking Dead, Vicar of Dibly, IT Crowd, Greenwing, Fawlty Towers, Lead Balloon, My Family, Any good comedy...
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Coldplay, Garbage, Alanis, Corrs, Nora Jones, Hayley Westenrer, London Grammar
Favourite Books
Instruction manuals, comics, picture books
Favourite Writers
Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare and Scott Adams.
Favourite Games
Tennis, pinball machines, scrabble, pool, bar football, darts, snooker, bowling, Marco Polo!...
Favourite Gaming Platform
A snooker table, swimming pool, table tennis table, pinball machine, chessboard, or a twisty road...
Tools of the Trade
Oil paint, pastels, pallete knife and champagne. Oh - and my very busy household DIY stores.
Other Interests
My family, snooker, swimming, cinema, music, art, walking in rain, photography, bikes, my Q7...

Just wondering where each of us sells the most prints? I sell quite well on Etsy and various Print on Demand websites

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Personal Website
High Street Gallery
Deviant Art
Virtual Gallery, such as SaatchiArt
Print on Demand Website, such as Fine Art America
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A belated happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all my friends, followers and all at DA. Whilst I've been seriously busy during the lockdowns, I've not been very active on DA lately and the layout has changed so much! I think I prefer the old ve
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Hello to all at DA... I've uploaded more paintings after a necessary break. Most of my artwork nowadays is geared towards exhibitions, which I thoroughly enjoy. Meanwhile, thank you so much to those who purchase a print of, , comment on,  and even view my artwork. I sincerely appreciate it.  +  I do try to reply to all comments, though there's simply far too many 's and 's for me to thank those who do so individually. If I tried, I'd simply never get any painting done! And remember that if anyone is interested in a signed gicleé print, they are only available via my website: www.ryoung-art.com. Please e mail me at inquiries@ryoung-art
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