Maine’s Diana Young, Virtuoso ‘Painter of Places,’ Joins Flood Fine Art

Flood Content is honored to be representing Diana Young, a virtuoso landscape painter based in Bangor, Maine. In 2017, Young began her sixth decade living and working in the US state famous for breathtaking beauty, natural diversity, and small town charm.

Having resisted the formality of gallery representation since before the 1980s fine art boom, Young has decided to leapfrog directly to a 21st Century approach to showing work by granting a North Carolina company permission to bring her stunning visuals directly to audiences on social media pages and websites.

Flood Content & Fine Art, a company based in Asheville, specializes in marketing fine art on social media. Flood lead T.R. Brogunier is looking forward to sharing Diana’s work with a Maine audience first, “to give Mainers first dibs on reasonably-priced work by a local artist with world-class talent.”

Flood also represents Tobin Sprout of Leland, Michigan, arguably one of a very small number of masters of contemporary photorealistic painting.

Young travels – and continues to paint – locations all over the US and the world, yielding fine canvases from a fascinating array of locales. Yet she finds ample inspiration in the state she has called home since 1967, when her husband found work in his field of chemistry, ultimately running his own forensic lab in Bangor for over 20 years.

Generally sticking to the facts and fairly humble for such an accomplished talent, Young admits, “Even when my painting style changes, my friends say they can always tell a painting is one of mine.” While responsible for a career and body of work characterized by her unique imprimatur, “I really didn’t begin to hit my stride as an artist until about 15 years ago,” says Young.

While Young is not widely known, even in Bangor, she is well-known among a handful of discerning local collectors, including the Deighan Associates and local architect John Ruhlmann, who commissioned paintings of his buildings from Young. Brogunier sees interest growing beyond Maine, to audiences across New England, and maybe eventually beyond.

“One of the benefits of presenting work virtually is that we can circumvent the usual hoops artists have to jump through to get in front of smart buyers.” Flood is the ‘gallery,’ so they use social media to find fine art fans, no gallery required.

“Like the fashion industry, the contemporary art world does a great job of recognizing trends that will eventually become timeless styles and foundational ideas,” Brogunier explains. “But what the contemporary gallery scene isn’t as good at is recognizing work that has serious merit, but no currency or social vogue. We cater to the concerns of many would-be collectors with empty walls or posters or paintings who are looking for artwork that enriches their lives every day they see it, for decades, for generations.”

In an old-school twist, the process of purchasing a Diana Young painting is decidedly 20th Century. Interested buyers are directed to call (yes, on the phone) the artist (yes, personally) at her Bangor home studio to arrange purchase by check (from a checkbook) or cash. Local purchases can be picked up in person.

Distance purchases will be crated, insured and shipped to buyers looking to transform their living or work spaces with the youthful colors and gestures of one of Maine’s most accomplished painters. Diana’s studio number is (207) 945-6398.

 

Originally published at FloodContent.com on February 1, 2018 by T.R. Brogunier of Flood Content. 

Flood Content & Fine Art is a digital marketing agency based in Asheville, North Carolina specializing in fine art sales on social media in markets across the United States. Flood represents the fine-art work of Diana Young and manages the Diana Young Paintings Public Fan Page on Facebook. Three paintings are currently available from Diana Young. You can view them on the Paintings Page of Flood Content or on Flood’s “Painting Inventory – Available” Board on Pinterest.

Sydney's Garden House, 2004, Diana Young, 36 x 36 inches, gouache, $3200

Sydney’s Garden House, 2004, Diana Young, 36 x 36 inches, gouache, $3200

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