Mike and Diane Young are a husband and wife team who work side by side to create artworks in many media,
sharing ideas and inspiration to mould their artistic visions

Michael graduated with Honours from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee in 1982. He studied drawing and painting under Alberto Morrocco, James Morrison and Bill Cadenhead. In jewellery and silversmithing he studied under Dorothy Hogg and Roger Millar, and during this period he won the prestigious Johnson Matthey Metal Awards for a place setting of cutlery which he designed and made in silver, and which is still retained as an example by the College.
After leaving Art College he continued his studies, gaining a teaching qualification from Moray House. Thereafter, he followed a successful career within several well-respected advertising agencies, before setting up Hieroglyph Design, his own graphic design company, in 1992. He has also lectured in graphic design and illustration. Since 2009 he has been able to dedicate more of his time to fine art, and is now a regular exhibitor at the Open Exhibitions of the RSW and RGI. He was awarded the N S Macfarlane Charitable Trust Award at the RGI Annual Exhibition in 2010 for his painting ‘A bit of a guddle’. His paintings and sculptures are in private collections throughout the world.
Diane's work is inspired by everyday moments in time. Much of her inspiration comes from the world around us - architecture, and the patterns, light, and colour of the natural world. She enjoys exploring layers within her creative work and uses a combination of scalpel cut watercolour paper, acrylics, ink, steel and perspex to create unique 3D works produced entirely by hand. Her unique style has proved popular, having had a number of sell-out exhibitions. Her work has also appeared in the prestigious Winter and Summer Open Exhibitions of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Open Exhibitions of The Paisley Art Institute, and Royal Society of Marine Artists. Her work can be seen in selected galleries throughout Scotland.