Diane Young

Artist ~ Printmaker ~ Painter ~Every Picture tells a story ~ Artwork ©Diane Young

About Artist Diane Young

Diane Young Animal Artist

“Hiding in my attic studio creating animal characters with lots of life and mischief and storytelling along with pet portraits”

Chances are you have arrived here because you love animals!  On my site you will find fun character animals up to all sorts of antics and more realistic animals along with pet portrait paintings.  I am inspired by nature and love to create animal characters with a hint of humour, and a story to tell. Harvey the Aardvark is a character I created some years ago and has been posted around the world in the form of ACEOs. Storytelling is key to my work, with hints at a narrative and animals featured poems and folklore. Look for the luxurious addition gold leaf which is a favourite embellishment of mine and gives a picture an individual look. That extra special commission is just an email enquiry away

My interest in conveying more than just an image evolved from my training at UWE Bristol. Whilst studying for a BA Degree in Illustration I was very happy to have won a Highly Commended Award for the Macmillan Book Prize for Illustration in 2005.

Harvey the Aardvark has been featured in small collectable artworks called ACEOs which have been sold to ACEO collectors in many countries world wide. You will find Harvey the Aardvark on facebook too!

CONTACT DIANEDiane Young Manic Artist of Manic Illustrations

Email me: diane@manicillustrations.com


Fun pictures of animal antics created in my attic studio.  Also animal studies, dog portraits and mythology paintings.

Painting by Diane Young - Mouse on a Branch


Original animal paintings  including ACEOs

Pet and animal commissions.

Animal Prints from Original Paintings.



Direct from me: diane@manicillustrations.com


Animal Prints and Original Paintings available by emailing me diane@manicillustrations.com

If there is something else you require either the design or size.: diane@manicillustrations.com

Regardless of whether you wish to purchase I hope these images will brighten your day…..Harvey has got lots to do and places sometimes with his shopping trolley.  Here is Harvey the aardvark….

Harvey the Aardvark ACEO by Diane Young    Gus Commission Dog Portrait painting by Diane Young

Above is Harvey The Aardvark and the terrier is Gus a pet portrait commission

There really is a Manic Attic…..stairs  the Manic Attic to the Manic Illustrators creative hub.  With a coffee requirement from the kitchen the stairs keep me fit!

It is a small space for a lot of things so although it may look a bit unkempt everything s in its place. Diane Young Attic Studio    2012-Dec-Art-table


One thought on “About Artist Diane Young

  1. Hi Diane. Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…


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