Kenneth Young is a self-taught artist, has been sketching and drawing with pencil and pen and ink from a very young age and progressed by means of a correspondence course with Art Instructions Schools, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in Charleston South Carolina his family shortly migrated to Kingston New York then to Hudson in 1963.
He was introduced to oil in high school in 1971 and became fascinated with accurately trying to render the textures, light and shadow found in nature. Since then oil has been his favorite medium. At first his aim was to come as close as possible to accurately rendering the subjects he painted. But now he favors trying to convey how the things he paints make him feel while still holding to a detailed rendering, a sort of photo-impressionism.
The drizzly reflection of colors on wet pavement has become a feature of his urban landscapes.