April Young was born in 1972 and grew up in Africa, Newcastle and Derby. As a result of travelling about at such a young age, she studied a lot later than most, choosing to go to the University of Glasgow studying Literature and Fine Art. April is an established British sculptor producing expressive, figurative pieces in a variety of materials from clay to foundry bronze. M...ovement and the natural world, in particular sensitive, yet unsentimental animal studies are a strong feature in the work. Her concepts are often enriched by her love of literature, folklore and mythology. April has returned to Derby to run her own art gallery - The Anvil Gallery.
April has been commissioned to work in a number of materials and to various scales from small works for giftware (mass production) for Border Fine Arts, to life-sized bronze figures as a corporate commission for Morgan Stanley.
As well as being held in private collections in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland, the United States and New Zealand, her work has gallery representation throughout England, Scotland and Ireland, including at major regional Art Fairs such as AAF London, Art Ireland and Glasgow Art Fair each year.
April has participated in many mixed exhibitions including at the Royal Academy in Bristol. Her sculptural work was most recently selected for the ‘Handmade in Britain’ Show along with eight other artists at the British Embassy in India.