Cheryl Young

Bath, Maine
Art tells a story. I combine my love of drawing, color, and nature to make art and the tale is usually about animals. My mediums are color pencil, ink, and watercolor pencil. I grew up in rural Brunswick Maine, helping my family raise different domestic animals and watching or interacting with wild creatures in the fields and woods of our extensive property. Animals attract me because we humans have a strong empathetic connection to them. Drawing them is fascinating because animals’ fur, skin, and feathers have texture, patterns, and colors, much like fabrics. I graduated from University of Southern Maine with a BFA in Art, with concentrations in drawing and textile design. I currently show at the Ironbound Gallery in Camden, and I am a member of River Art in Damariscotta, as well as other art shows during the year. I also design costumes and have an online shop where I sell them. I live with in Bath with my family and our big, orange cat, Murphy.