Born in 1963, Chris grew up in the mountains of Utah where his exposure to the beautiful landscape fostered a love for drawing and painting. He completed a BFA degree in printmaking in 1986. Young currently works in his Utah studio and is supported by his wife, four children and italian greyhound.
Young's fascination with seemingly ordinary objects - their configuration, function, and design - has prompted his work. His other inspiration is the human figure. "I believe that our physical bodies are infinitely compelling and there is nothing more beautiful or moving for me to ponder and to attempt to capture and reflect." Concerning his work in general, the artist explains; "I don't believe an artist necessarily creates beauty, but often discovers it and reveals it to others. The best of these efforts are affirming and connecting. In my own work, I attempt to capture the slivers of transcendence in the world around me - that moment of truth and beauty when all seems to be made clearer in a wordless revelation."
Havenlight is a new name in art for old friends. We’ve been in the business of helping people find inspiration through art since 1978. Today, we are a family of art service and publishing companies with the sole purpose of providing you access to the finest inspirational artists, experiences, and fine art products. We are artists, galleries, websites, printers, publishers and frame makers that can deliver you the entire palette of art, ranging from an inspiring set of Christmas Cards to the finest work of Original Art.
We first met as Frameworks or Repartee Gallery, when we were voted one of the Top Ten Frameshops in America. We learned customer service face to face on the gallery floor and custom framed our art knowing it would be displayed in the homes and businesses of our friends and families.
We started an art publishing company because we could not find the inspirational art our customers desired. Expanding into book, gift and other art-based goods was a simple evolution of serving the same desire. Today our reach may be a bit broader, but the quality and care of the custom framing offered though our websites and galleries is still created with the ideal that every customer is our neighbor.
You do not need to be an expert to select and enjoy a work of art, you simply need to choose a work that moves you. In doing so, it will illuminate the space in which it hangs and share that light of inspiration with those around you.
That’s what we do as well. We are Havenlight and our mission is art.