The work of Paco Young reflects a level of maturity that comes only from years of passionate work and dedication. Painting en plein air or, outdoors on location is the one process which he says has taught him the most about painting as well as being his favorite way to work. "An artist learns to paint quickly, distilling the landscape into it`s essential elements, simplifying shapes and capturing light before it changes - this is real painting". Young says artists should paint in a manner that reflects who they are. "I`m rough-
around-the-edges, so are my paintings. I`m impatient and restless, my paintings are direct and not burdened with needless detail. Paintings should be honest, passionate and from the artist`s heart, trends and markets be damned. I paint what I want, the way I want and this keeps me passionate about each and every painting."