A colourful journey through Newfoundland and Labrador as seen through the distinctive, whimsical style of internationally renowned artist Adam Young.
Highlighting the last ten years of Adam Young’s artistic work in Newfoundland and Labrador, this book features over 100 paintings and sketches based on the artist’s representation and vision of the Atlantic coast. Inspiration for Young’s work comes from the stark beauty of the landscape and architecture and the warmth of the people who live here. His mediums of choice are acrylics and inks, and the work focuses on light, repetition, movement, and colour. The fishing stage and saltbox house are common themes in Young’s paintings, and these objects stand in as characters. The colourful little shacks embody a playful feeling of curiosity and wonder as they balance on the rocky and sometimes harsh coastline of the North Atlantic.
About the author
Adam Young is best known for his whimsical and colourful depictions of Eastern Canada, particularly Newfoundland. He was born in Halifax, NS, and raised in Moncton, NB; he’s been living on Fogo Island, off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, since 2008. Adam graduated with a BFA from Mount Allison University in 2003 and started his artistic career as a freelance illustrator for newspapers and magazines throughout Canada. His professional body of work began after his first visit to Newfoundland in 2005. He is the co-author and illustrator of the children's book, The Little Red Shed. Find more at ayoungstudios.com