Veronica Young

 

Veronica Studied Fine Arts and Photographic Design at Massey University in Wellington.  She graduated with a fist class honours degree in 2007 (Bdes).

Veronica’s art practice draws on both her photographic training and her interest in the tactile processes of painting and collage.  Her latest mixed media artworks draw inspiration from botanical illustrations and reference the many associations we as New Zealanders have with the natural environment. 

Veronica has been the recipient of several awards.  Most recently in the Wai Art Portrait Exhibition she was awarded a merit and also placed second in the people’s choice vote.

Her mixed media artwork explores memories in their most nostalgic form.  Through layers of different media, which include photographs, collage and paint, images emerge of teacups, keys, old books and other treasures.  These mementos evoke a sense of a story; one that the viewer can almost seem to recall, or perhaps invent, from fragments of their own memories.

Veronica’s work can be found in private collections in New Zealand, Australia and the United States and in the public collection of the Wellington Museum of City and Sea.