Young, Michael

I studied drawing, painting, jewellery and silversmithing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, from where I graduated with Honours in 1982. During my period at the college I won the prestigious Johnson Matthey Metal Awards for a place setting of cutlery, which I designed and made in silver. After leaving Art College I continued my studies, gaining a teaching qualification from Moray House. Thereafter, I followed a successful career within several well-respected advertising agencies, before setting up my own graphic design company in 1992. I have also lectured in graphic design and illustration. I enjoy working in various mediums be it as a painter, ceramicist, sculptor, jeweller or silversmith, and was awarded the N S Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award at the RGI Annual Exhibition in 2010 for my painting ‘A bit of a guddle’. I am regular exhibitor at the Open Exhibitions of the RSW, RGI, PAI, AAS, RBA and RSMA. My work is available through selected galleries.