Contact: Ross Young
5808 E. Bear Creek Road
Preston, ID 83263
Phone: (208) 252-7197
Hours: By appointment only.
About the Artist
The art of Ross Young has been described as painterly and forthright, a true expression of the places and sports he knows so well. A lifelong hunter and fisherman, Young knows the adrenaline rush of a covey rise, the smell of dawn as ducks cup into the decoys and the thrill of a trout rising to a well-placed fly. Personal experiences likes these add authenticity to his paintings and invite the viewer to relive his/her own outdoor adventures.
Ross received his Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Art degrees in painting from the University of Tulsa. Over the years, Ross has exhibited his work in national and international art shows, galleries and museums. The Bird Dog Museum and Hall of Fame has over 45 of his paintings in their collection. His clients include such corporate giants as Nestle Purina, International Paper Company and Procter & Gamble.
A professional artist since 1980, Ross has the honor of painting the most distinguished sporting dogs in the world. Since 1997, the Nestle Purina Company has commissioned Ross to annually paint ten of their Outstanding Field Trial Dog Award portraits. He is the official artist for the National Pointing Dog Championship, the American Field Quail and Pheasant Futurity, the National Open Shooting Dog Championship, the U.S. Shooting Dog Invitational Championship, the Continental Championship, among others.
When Ross is not at work in his studio, you will most likely find him out doing what he loves most: hunting, fly fishing or field training bird dogs. Ross divides his working time between his main studio located in a rural setting just outside of Springfield, MO, and his mobile studio “Arlo” which could be about anywhere. Ross’ paintings may be viewed at www.rossyoung.com or by appointment at the Ross B. Young Art Studio, affectionately known as “The Dog House.”