Featured Artist, Stephen Young is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, June 25 to July 1 AND July 9 – July 15. Read on to learn more about his inspiration, his process, and his work.
June 25 to July 1 and July 9 to July 15
Stephen Young is a third generation Nantucketer and a member of the Young’s Bicycle Shop family. He attended Cushing Academy and studied Architecture at Dean College. His art career started by painting rocks and selling them on the sidewalks of Nantucket as a child. From there he continued over the years from furniture design to house and interior design. For the last few years, he has been living in Maine and selling his paintings in stores from Maine to Cape Cod to New Jersey.
His studio, once private, is now open to the public and also now includes a gallery space.
“Someone once told me ‘Don’t be afraid of color.’ These are words I live by to this day,” says Young. “So don’t you be afraid of color, either. Let me show you how color can bring your walls to life.”
What’s with the name? ACK-ME- ARTS. ACK is the Nantucket call sign for the Nantucket Airport. As in JFK, LAX. My roots are from Nantucket “ACK” and my current life is in Maine “ME” so together they make up my business name “ACK – ME – ARTS”.
For more info about Young and his work, follow this link to his website.
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