About Ross B. Young
A lifelong hunter and fisherman, Young knows the adrenaline rush of a covey rise, the smell of dawn as ducks cup into the decoys and the thrill of a trout rising to a well-placed fly. Personal experiences like these add authenticity to his paintings and invite the viewer to relive his/her own outdoor adventures.
Ross Young has been a professional artist since 1980 after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Art degrees in painting from the University of Tulsa. Ross’ award-winning art comprises of a number of painting genres, and his repertoire of subjects, including upland bird hunting, fly fishing, wildlife and landscapes, has been exhibited in national and international art shows, galleries and museums. The Bird Dog Museum and Hall of Fame has over 50 of Ross’ paintings in their collection and his clients include such corporate giants as Nestle Purina, International Paper Company and Bass Pro Shops.
Ross has the honor of painting the most distinguished sporting dogs in the world. The Nestle Purina Company commissions Ross to annually paint eighteen portraits for their Dog of the Year Awards and sponsored Championships. He is also the official artist for the National Pointing Dog Championship (which has been running for 124 years and counting). His dog portraits for the National Shoot-to-Retrieve Association include the Trial of Champions, Purina Endurance Classic, UKC Performance Classic and the Quail Invitational. Other championship portraits Ross paints are the National Open Shooting Dog Championship, U.S. Shooting Dog Invitational Championship, NVA National Championship, NGSPA Invitational Open and Amateur Shooting Dog Championship, NGSPA Invitational Open All-Age Championship as well as the National Open and Amateur Retriever Championships.
When Ross is not at work in his studio, you will most likely find him out doing what he loves most: bird hunting, fly fishing, hiking, camping and working on his wildlife preserve Raven’s Roost. Ross divides his working time between his main studio located in the Bear River Range near Mink Creek, Idaho and his mobile studio “Arlo” which could be about anywhere.