The Way It Should Be
Nat. Ch. Funseeker's Rebel
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 like these add authenticity to his paintings and invite the viewer to relive his/her own outdoor adventures.
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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, Procter & Gamble and Bass Pro Shops.
A professional artist since 1980, Ross’ award winning art spans a number of painting genres. His repertoire of subjects includes upland bird hunting, fly fishing, wildlife, landscapes and 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 twelve of their Outstanding Field Trial Dog Award portraits. He is the official artist for the National Pointing Dog Championship (which has been running for over 100 years on the historic Ames Plantation) the American Field Quail and Pheasant Futurity, the N.S.T.R.A. Trial of Champions, the National Open Shooting Dog Championship, the U.S. Shooting Dog Invitational Championship, the NVA National Championship, the NGSPA Invitational Championship, and the Continental Championship.
Ross’ works have appeared on the covers of or in magazines such as Pointing Dog Journal, Gun Dog, Quail Unlimited, American Field, Grouse Point Almanac, Sporting Tales, Retriever Journal, Wildlife Art, Field Trial, Shotgun Sports, Upland Almanac, Ultimate Outdoors and U.S. Art. To date, Ross has published over 70 limited edition prints including 20 to benefit the Ozark Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2009, Ross had a showing of his BSA paintings along side original Norman Rockwell BSA paintings at the Ozark Trails Council Boy Scout Museum and at the Missouri State University Art Museum.
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.”
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Ross B. Young Art Studio
6155 E. Farm Road 132
Springfield, MO 65802
Tel. 417-866-1800 (9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. CST)
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