Interview with March’s Featured Artist: Jean Young
What drives you to create?
Creativity and passion. I had to take a look deep inside to find what inspires me; my desire to capture these moments, whether they are emotional or storytelling.
How do you make your artwork?
I have two cameras that I use. Both are Canon cameras. One is a basic camera for wildlife and the other is a full frame that I use for landscape and night photography. I also have an assortment of lens, macro (for small details, wide angle for landscape, two different zoom lens for wildlife, and another wide lens for birding. Plus a few basic lens.
What does your artwork represent?
My artwork represents our beautiful Mother Earth; living creatures, trees, plants and water.
What inspires you?
When you look up close at a drop of rain falling off a leaf, a magestic Eagle perched on a tree, the sight and sound of loons, momma birds feeding their babies, a starry sky, the glistening snow, and the fine details of a snowflake. It’s so easy to disconnect and get lost in the beauty that surrounds us.
What does your artwork mean to you?
I love how I am able to capture these special moments and share with others.