Meet the Artist

 Megan Young (b. 1966, UK)

Megan Young is an English watercolour artist living close to Hamsterley Forest in the heart of the scenic Durham Dales. She enjoys painting detailed landscapes, seascapes and wildlife taking her inspiration from the natural beauty found in the British countryside. Megan is passionate about art and has a deep respect for nature. She is happiest when merging these aspects with her creativity.

Megan's artwork has been displayed in galleries, county shows, and art fairs throughout Britain with several of her original paintings being awarded prizes for detail and veracity. She is an international selling artist with many paintings and prints now held in private collections in France, America, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.

I was born in Scotton, a small village in Yorkshire, and have lived in the North of England for the majority of my life. As a child I would spend hours drawing and making things and even now I am happiest when working on a painting or craft project. I am constantly looking for inspiration for my next painting and often a walk in the Dales, along the coast or through the forest, seeing the beauty, complexity and colours of nature, will generate new ideas and enthusiasm.
For me, starting a new painting is the hardest task, facing a blank sheet of paper can feel like a challenge in itself! But once I start drawing and see the picture begin to form I go into my own world, oblivious to anything else. When in the flow of creativity art has the power to engage you so fully that you become totally unaware of time or other events around you.
I have experimented with a variety of media but always come back to watercolour. I admire the loose, quick drying properties and the way it allows the artist to manipulate the paint. I love combining thin translucent washes with fine detail, blending delicate layers until satisfied with the final image, knowing the painting is complete and there is nothing more to add.


Our physical world, respect and explore,
Where water meets land; a beautiful shore.
Mountains we conquer, look down in awe,
If you're an artist, make sure you draw.

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