The Artist

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Doug Young was born in Connersville, Indiana. He studied under well-known South Carolina artists Emery Bopp, Darell Koons and Carl Blair as well as internationally known sculptor and restoration artist, Adrianus Van der staak.

He has lived in North or South Carolina since 1973 and moved to Greenville, SC in 1992. His works include a life-size sculpture of Shoeless’ Joe Jackson, Gethsemane, The Patriot, Della Gillette, the Creche, and WaterBlessing.

Doug is a member of the Metropolitan Arts Council, and has served on art-related organizations including Taylors Art Group, the West Greenville Arts Festival, Pendleton Street Arts District Business Association, and Indie Craft Parade. He is currently serving on the Taylors Townsquare board of directors. His work is on display in his studio as well as in private collections.

Art Shows/Events/News


December: WYFF 4 Interview and Facebook Livestream

November: Open Studios

July: Moved studio to the Gallery Centre in Taylors, SC


Damascus Road


April: Stations of the Cross

June: Unveiling of Perrin

July - August: Taylors Mill Art Show at Hampton III Galleries (Interview)

November: Open Studios


August: Art-talk for "The Power Company" at Hampton Park Baptist Church

November: Open Studios


January: Selected for "Best of American Artists: Sculptors" (Books available through Blick art supplies, online, or through local book retailers.)

July: Works on display in Mountain Mist Gallery, Cashiers, NC

August: Port City Java Show

September - October: Tri-State Sculpture Show, East Carolina University

November: Unveiling of Della Gillette


May 31, June 13, 20: Art Camp (BJU Museum & Gallery)

December: Unveling of The Creche, Bob Jones University


May 1: Brookgreen Gardens Gala Auction

August 23: Art2Heart  (Children's art show. Fundraisiing for an orphanage.)   

September 10: Baseball field trip (and studio tour)

September  18-19: West Greenville Arts Festival

November 6-7: Open Studios


January 2009: North Greenville University Art Show (judge)

May 2, 2009: Brookgreen Gardens Gala

September 18-19: West Greenville Arts Festival

October 31: Unveiling of "Point of Departure"

November 20-December 18: Expressions Art Show

November 24:  Southern Edition Interview




May 3: Brookgreen Gardens Gala

Sept. 6 - 7:  St. George the Martyr Show

Oct. 15: North Greenville University (guest lecturer) 


Nov. 2008: Village Studios and Gallery Show


Dec. 6, 2008 - February 7, 2009: The Pickens County Museum Show

Dec. 5 - 31, 2008: St. George the Martyr Church Show



Dec. 2008: GED Class  visit the gallery



J. L. Mann Student Art Show (judge)

Map to Works in Public Places

Doug Young has been sculpting for almost thirty years. He's best known for sculpting Shoeless Joe Jackson, Gethsemane and The Patriot, Della Gillette, the Creche, and Water Blessing.

His works are currently on display and for sale in his studio located in Taylors, South Carolina. He is available for commissioned work and private lessons.

See below for Map to Works in Public Places.

Artist Statement

Sculpting comes naturally to me. It’s not always easy or pressure-free, but I love the way the final sculpture plays with light and shadow. What the viewer sees may vary, depending on direction or time of day. I like that.

I prefer the additive process over any other. The spontaneity of the moment, and the opportunity to make changes as the piece takes shape, allows a certain freedom.

Since most of my work is figurative and representational, I try to communicate an emotion through the figure’s facial expression and body language. Good art speaks to the heart.


Are you an aspiring artist? Do you want to get involved in an art community? Consider interning at Doug Young's studio.

Contact Doug today for more information.

Artists in Action

Inverviews and Art Work

Upstate Visual Arts invited artists to demonstrate their work for January's First Friday Art Event. Watch the video hosted on YouTube, to learn more about each artist's process.


Seth Roberts, former intern at Doug Young Studios, has started a podcast. Listen to interviews of some of his artist friends, including Doug Young.