Georgie Young is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and paints mainly contemporary Scottish landscapes. She paints primarily in acrylic using a bold palette and rich textures. For many years Georgie Young lived, taught and painted in Ayrshire. She now divides her time between Edinburgh and Pittenweem in Fife.
"My work aims to evoke a feeling and capture a sense of place, an atmosphere, or an unexpected detail, rather than reproduce a direct likeness. The paintings are a product of observation, interpretation and improvisation: the original observation is processed, re-examined and the essence abstracted. The landscape is always the starting point and thereafter what is produced is my attempt to recreate, not the place, but the memory of the place."