KATONAH, N.Y. -- The Fine Arts Department at The Harvey School will host painter and illustrator Coulter Young on Friday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m., as the third artist in its new Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Starting his career as an illustrator, Young saw his artwork published in many major magazines such as The American Spectator, Utne Reader, Pulse and more. He designed CD covers for Sony recording artists such as the band moe. and had two major solo exhibitions at MTV headquarters in New York City.
In recent years as a painter, Young has developed two very different styles: larger than life expressionistic portraits, and traditional plein air painting, dividing his time equally between both. His love for music and his passion for capturing the essence of the musicians he paints is the driving force behind his portraits.
Young, who lives in Beacon, N.Y. with his wife and daughter, currently teaches art (K-8) and health (7-8) in the Garrison Union Free School in Garrison, N.Y. He says his K-8 assignment gives him the opportunity “to teach the basic elements and principles of art from a young age, build a strong foundation in the arts through the elementary grades and nurture the students’ creativity all the way through eighth-grade.”
Young will present his artwork to the students, share his techniques and speak about his career both as an artist and a teacher of art. The event will take place in the gallery of the Walker Center for the Arts on The Harvey School campus.