After having studied Public Art in early 2000 Shona Young went on to gain a degree with distinction in Sight Specific Design in 2006 at Forth Valley College. Since then she has exhibited in many galleries in central Scotland and been part of group exhibitions Here she found the the opportunity to work in a range of mediums and subjects. She found this opened up and stretched her imagination, and finds herself now working mostly in mixed media. Her subjects can vary but she is instinctively drawn to using strong colours, texture and often symbols which tell a story. She enjoys exploring portraiture, particularly older pieces, and loves to create magical feelings with the clothing and expression.
On living and working as an artist during lockdown, Shona states: ‘Initially the world seemed to come to a standstill with no end in sight, which was frightening for everyone. It was difficult to be inspired and creative during lockdown. Eventually I gave myself permission to step back, reset my thoughts and inspirations.’