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Many of the paintings displayed on this page are for sale.

Some can be purchased via the gallery named - they will be more than happy to satisfy any enquiries you have - whilst others can be purchased directly from the artist.

If you have an interest with any of the paintings please contact David Young who will be pleased to help you with any questions you have.

To purchase a David Young original is a big decision, though hopefully a very satisfying one that will last generations, so the artist not only wants the painting to go to a 'good home' but also to ensure the new owner is completely happy with their new picture.


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Woodlands, valleys & river paintings

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The Oak

Oil painting by David William Young

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The River Taw below Belstone paintings by David William Young

The River Taw below Belstone

Sold  Oil painting by David William Young.

  Size 420’ X 20’’

The title to this painting is  little misleading as the river only takes a small part in the picture and Belstone is up the hill out of sight.

The real focus of this painting are the wonderfully distorted shapes of the trees and the luxuriant coat of mosses that shroud the granite boulders in this damp atmosphere.


The Eternal Summer

(Skinny dipping on the Dart) size 40’’ X 24’’

Sold  Oil painting by David William Young.

I came round the bend and saw a group of people sitting in the sun by the river. The contrast between these naked apes and the green, verdant landscape was striking if not shocking.

Their relaxed manner took me back to my teenage years when failing exams didn’t seem the end of the world. A time when the summers really where hot and long  and being rural kids made our own entertainment in a succession of parties in village halls to the great outdoors.

This painting brings together many of the aspects of my teenage years. My environment, my friends, the girls and FUN!

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Contact The Eternal Summer (skinny dipping on the Dart) painting by David William Young The River Meavy, Norsworthy, Burrator, Darmoor paintings by david william young

The Arsenic Pond

For Sale  Oil painting by David William Young.


The strange hues and mist of the Arsenic Pond, the Fly Agarics and the mysterious young woman was once reality but is now a distant memory.

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The East Okement River near Okehampton

Sold Oil painting Size 36 X 24 inches

From it’s head below Okement Hill in the heart of the north Moor, the East Okement river descends under the towering granite of East Mill Tor, Oke Tor and Belstone Tor till it reaches the steeply descending Halstock Wood whence it tumbles over a succession of waterfalls, rapids and rock pools. The wood is a delight of native deciduous woodland so typical of valleys that are in the shadow of the moor. In this painting I have gone to great lengths to get the reflection, refraction and distortion of the shallows in the river as well as putting my heart and soul into the Autumn trees that I love so much.

The East Okement River near Okehamptonr, Darmoor paintings by david william young

The River

Tamar Valley  

Oil painting by David William Young.

This part of the Tamar  is only a short walk down the hill from where I live. To say that it was an influence on my early career would be an understatement. It is a landscape that is almost impossibly beautiful. It teems with flora & fauna.

I have painted it on one of those late summer afternoons when there is that beguiling stillness in the air and the river shimmers with reflections.  Beyond, the stately Crack Willow with its silvery green foliage, towers over the landscape.

A footnote to this painting. Until a year or two ago there was permitted access to this glorious landscape. The new pheasant shooting wealthy landlord has now banned us all.


The River, Tamar valley painting by David William Young

The Winter of my Mind

For Sale  Oil painting by David William Young.


In the the deepest depths of Winter, snow lies over the contorted alder and willow trees that emerge from the icy waters. Reflections of these cold, twisted branches in this blue, grey landscape only adds to the confusion in ones mind.


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The River Meavy, Norsworthy, Burrator, Dartmoor
Sold Oil painting by David William Young.

Size 40" X 30"


Tumbling down from the higher Moor, the peaty waters of the River Meavy flow through granite strewn woodland before entering the Reservoir at Burrator.

In this painting I have captured the mosses and lichens that cover both the granite boulders and deciduous trees due to the heavy rainfall and moist atmosphere of this valley on Dartmoor.




A Devon Rainforest,

The Dart Valley in a Summer haze


For Sale  Oil painting by David William Young.

Size 30" X 24"


‘I rode my horse up to the ridge. I stopped suddenly. The view that unfolded before my eyes was breathtaking. Surely this Dartmoor valley  couldn’t be in England.It was too epic, far too wild. It gave me a glimpse of the great deciduous forest that once swathed these islands.

This painting has no sky, no river. I want you to get lost in it. I have painted  sunshine breaking through the moist afternoon haze casting light on the forest of this deep meandering gorge. Unseen, the haze on this skin of leaves hides a hidden world of mosses, ferns & lichens that sheath these contorted ancient trees and granite clitter.’


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The Oak oil painting by david william young