Ben Young

Ben Young

Ben Young is a fine artist, working in California. Born in New York City, Ben was exposed to art at an early age through his father, grandfather and grandmother who were all painters.

Ben moved to California after high school to attend Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles.

He then went on to become a highly successful creative director and product developer, working at top agencies for most major Television Networks & Feature Film Studios creating hundreds of innovative products. Ben helped relaunch classic brands like Hang Ten, co-developed the Lego Pen and developed a “Food & Wine” product category for Star Trek merchandise. He was the creative director for Burger King’s Kids programs and even wrote & art directed a children’s book for Discovery Channel.

Despite success as a director, Ben always wanted to live as a fine art painter and he used COVID as his pivotal moment. Ben secured a studio in his hometown of Laguna Beach and never looked back.

Ben’s lineage in art, his exposure to the masters and his education speak through his work today. His professional background in realism, composition and color theory have had a strong influence on his drawing and painting. Combining bold color with personally developed and traditional painting techniques he creates a striking balance of realism and abstraction. His diverse skill set has allowed Ben the ability and opportunity to paint in multiple styles and palettes successfully.

In his words..

Art is a journey. Each piece, the product of a lifetime of sensory immersion, interaction, traveling and absorbing. I paint to express myself, my options and observations, and, through my work, bring a new perspective to those who observe it.

I am honored to have studied art and worked with brilliant creatives, absorbed and gained from these experiences. I have listened to advice (good and ill-advised), traveled the world and surrounded myself with creativity and creative people. As an artist I have been given the opportunity to visually reimagine and expand upon the nuances of my experiences.

Art is a place I can go, free of time and boundaries.

~Ben Young

Ben Young

Fine Artist/Creator

Laguna Beach, California