Graham Young has built a reputation for creating paintings that capture the vibrancy of contemporary New Zealand life through sparkling light and bold colour. While the beautiful New Zealand landscape is often the backdrop for his works, Graham also focuses on how people live in their country ensuring the human touch is always evident in his works.
Young‰۪s oil paintings have made their way into collections internationally, with the appeal of his work transcending national boundaries. He enjoys travelling and has a keen interest in art history, but New Zealand, his adopted home, remains his primary inspiration not just as a visual motif, but the relaxed kiwi attitude to life.
Young has recently embarked on a new project releasing a book ‰ÛÏLazy Days ‰ÛÒ Painting the Kiwi Lifestyle‰. This publication contains a collection of vibrant, evocative paintings, where Graham has set out to capture the essence of the quintessential Kiwi lifestyle ‰ÛÒ not the sugar-coated views that sometime exist in tourist brochures and coffee table books, but rather the familiar but often overlooked scenes and places that call to mind the relaxed, laid-back nature of the Kiwi attitude to life