Cheryl Young

Cheryl A Young does color pencil drawings and ink and watercolor pencil drawings, usually of animals. She communicates emotionally through her work, believing that animals have souls, so she starts each drawing by doing their eyes first. Each piece tells a little story, which might come naturally to Young, having published four young adult fantasy books to date, and drawn animals for the first draft covers. Young is a BFA graduate from University of Southern Maine, majoring in Art and English. She shows her work in the summers at Sebascodegan Gallery in Harpswell. Calling herself an obsessively creative person, she likes to garden, sew clothes and home furnishings, refinish furniture, cook fancy candy and cookies, write poems and skits, in addition to her artwork and writing. Young grew up in rural Brunswick, where her family raised different domestic animals. She now lives in Bath with her husband, son, and two Maine Coon cats.