Shirley Cean Youngs

“I’ve been a creative person my whole life”. Born in the farmlands of upstate New York in 1939, I had a beautiful childhood experiences. Spending countless hours in the woods and fields and roaming around beautiful Lake Ontario. I learned much about nature. Being the middle child of five, life was always busy, but I loved being alone creating some form of an art masterpiece…As I grew older I begun to realize that I has been given a special gift and I felt my life as and artist made me an instrument to pass divine love along to others.
Moving to Connecticut in 1960 opened a whole new world as I found all around me, including many of my favorite American Impressionists. I completed with honors and American artist correspondence course and took a few workshops with people I admired such as Robert Brackman, Roger Curtis, Daniel Greene, Foster Caddell and Charles Movalli.

I found the language of painting an exciting journey and after years of painting plien air landscapes and studio figure painting, my impressionist style emerged.

During my career as a painter I have been told that my work is uplifting and heartening connecting with the lightness of the spiritual worlds. Putting my heart and sole into every painting for over 40 years has led to world wide recognition. My work has been exhibited thought out the United States France, German, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Canada. It has appeared on national television, as been featured in magazines, newspapers, books and on book covers. My paintings have received countless awards, but to me the greatest award is to have my work hanging in a private, corporate and celebrity collection somewhere around the world. Art to me is an expression too subtle for words, to be given this means of expression is a gift beyond value.

When I am painting, serenity settles peacefully over my life and hopefully, I express those pleasures to others, to be enjoyed over again.

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