ST. ALBANS — Group members have most likely seen the work of longtime resident Jon Younger across the metropolis with out even realizing it.
Younger, who grew up in Swanton, has been making artwork in St. Albans for the final 20 years. He studied illustration at Massachusetts School of Artwork & Design, and oil portray at Johnson State School, in line with the Swanton Arts Council.
He’s exhibited in as close to as Burlington and so far as Seattle, and his mediums vary from watercolor, ink and oils to acrylics.
You’ve most likely seen the emblem he painted for Sunflower Week, the cornhole boards he designed for charity, or the tattoos he’s created for people close to and much.
However are you aware the place and the way he paints? Or how he creates such vivid colours? The Messenger didn’t both, so we reached out to him to seek out out.
Q: You created the artwork for Sunflower Week in St. Albans. How did that collaboration come about?
A: I’ve lived in St. Albans for 20 years now. Over the course of that point, I’ve developed relationships with numerous metropolis organizations.
The Chamber of Commerce reached out to me to design the art work for the competition.
Q: Not solely are you a nice artist, however you additionally create detailed tattoos. When and why did you enterprise into tattooing?
A: The extra I acquired tattooed, the extra I acquired within the course of.
Vermont is a good place to make artwork, however a bit more durable to make a residing out of it. Tattooing was a good way to do each. I am now virtually 5 years into my tattoo profession.
Q: The place do you paint greatest?
A: I do virtually all of my portray in my studio, which is situated in my dwelling’s basement.
I work after 8 p.m. when the day’s obligations are taken care of and every part has quieted down.
Q: How do you create such daring and vivid colours in your work?
I simply paint what I like to have a look at. I’ve at all times been drawn to rock artwork posters and nicely accomplished graffiti, each of which use daring colours meant to catch the attention.
I exploit solely the very best quality paints. I have been the product and technical advisor for a excessive finish artist paint producer for 21 years, so I’m at all times surrounded by nice shade.