We were thrilled that Plein Air Magazine selected a painting by Mark White Fine Art artist Dan Young for its most recent cover! The story inside is worth reading for its insight into Young's practice and artistic motivations. To read the article in full, please click here.
Dan Young was born in Denver, and grew up in western Colorado “camping and fishing throughout the Rocky Mountains." This outdoorsy background was hugely influential to Young's development as an artist. He attended Colorado Institute of Art before moving to Dallas to pursue a career in commercial art, but even after he achieved success as an illustrator, the landscape was always persistently calling. In 1989, he returned to Colorado to paint full time.
Young enjoys depicting scenes of the rural American West, with subjects ranging from picturesque ranches that dot the mountain valleys to serene snowscapes and river-crossed pastures. He states, “Though I’m a landscape painter, I like introducing hints of man’s presence in the landscape. Sometimes I feel I’m in a race to paint a disappearing way of life. It’s hard to watch so many of the family farms and ranches being swallowed up by development.”
Click here to read about Dan Young in Southwest Art Magazine.