Cean Youngs (ASMA, PSA, CPS) has been a creative person her whole life. Born in the farmlands of Upstate New York in 1939, she spent countless hours in the woods and fields and roaming around beautiful Lake Ontario where she learned much about nature. Being the middle child of five, life was always busy, but being alone shaped her love of creating some form of an art masterpiece. A self-taught artist, growing older made her realize that she had been given a special gift, and she felt that as an artist she was an instrument for passing divine love along to others.
Cean is a prominent member of the Pastel Society of America, and her work hangs in the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. Moving to Connecticut in 1960 opened a whole new world, allowing her to find art all around her, including many of her favorite American impressionists. She completed an American artist correspondence course with honors and attended workshops with artists such as Robert Brackman, Roger Curtis, Daniel Greene, Foster Caddell, and Charles Movalli. Her impressionist style emerged after years of painting plein air landscapes and studio figure drawing. She found the language of painting an exciting journey. During her career as a painter, she has been told that her work is uplifting and healing, connecting with the lightness of the spiritual worlds.
Putting her heart and soul into every painting for more than 40 years, she has gained worldwide recognition. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Canada. It has appeared on national television and has been featured in magazines, newspapers, books, and on book covers. She has received countless awards, but says that “the greatest award is the honor of having my work hanging in private, corporate, and celebrity collections around the world. Art to me is an expression too subtle for words. To be given this means of expression is a gift beyond value. When I am painting, serenity settles peacefully over my life and, I express those pleasures to other to be enjoyed over and over again.”