As a child, Alice Young loved to draw, but was captivated when she discovered ink – liquid, black and alive. As an art student, she was drawn to illuminated manuscripts and early forms of written communication. A career in graphic design followed, but while focused on computer and typographic skills, the lure of the hand-written mark remained strong, and calligraphy became an area of interest and expertise. Now settled on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, her current work encompasses both verbal and non-verbal calligraphy. Inspiration comes from many sources including music, lyrics, poetry, prose, Asian art, historical western manuscripts and the dramatic beauty of the west coast landscape.
1984 Graphic Design Diploma from Georgian College School of Visual Design, Barrie, ON.
2012 Unforeseen Circumstances, Collective Works Gallery, Victoria, BC
2010 The Saint John’s Bible & Art of the Book, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
2010 Fairbank Calligraphy Society Members Exhibit, CACGV, Victoria BC
2007 Responding to our World: Words, Images, Gestures, Guilford Art Centre, Guilford, CT
2007 Reflections, The Finer Things Gallery, Shawnigan Lake BC
2005 The Writing is on the Wall, CACGV, Victoria BC
2007 Letter Arts Review, Vol. 22, No. 2
2007 Letter Arts Review, Vol. 22, No. 1
2006 Letter Arts Review, Review 2006, Vol. 21, No. 3
2005 Letter Arts Review, Review 2005, Vol. 20, No. 3
2005 Graphis Magazine, Italy