Ashton R. Young

Ashton R. Young

Ashton has been a professional artist and craftsman for more than 15 years as an Artist of Al Young Studios.

His oil paintings and lithographs are featured in four of the Studios’ fine art collections:

High Valley
Limited Editions
Pioneers of the American West
Women of the Bible

Some of his illustrations (in pen and ink, and other media) have appeared in Women of the New Testament and Women of the Old Testament by Camille Olsen, The Papers of Seymore Wainscott by Al R. Young, and numerous issues of The Storybook Home Journal.  His earliest published illustration accompanied serialized excerpts from Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, published in the September 1997 issue of Victoria Magazine (Hearst Corporation).

For more than twenty years, Al Young Studios has framed artworks produced by the Artists of Al Young Studios.  Ashton has played a key roll in this aspect of the Studios’ operation from the beginning.  He has also migrated the Studios’ production of museum-quality custom frames from the use of third-party mouldings and ornamentation to the design and creation of one-of-a-kind mouldings and frames for original artworks.  He has completed more than fifty museum-quality framing projects.

His consulting experience and craftsman projects have also been a mainstay of Studios projects involving private residences and institutional clients such as Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley and the Museum of Church History, Salt Lake City, as well as the Church’s Special Projects Department.  Many of his craftsman projects have also been featured in the pages of The Storybook Home Journal.  Artistic media and services performed include:

Bas relief sculpture
Faux beams
Furniture design and fabrication
Museum-quality framing
PSA vinyl
Stained glass restoration
Wall-mounted ornamental texts
Wood carving

His monumental work in transcribing original historical documents figured prominently in the publication of My Father’s Captivity (2009), as well as the online archive of original historical sources associated with the book.

Since 2005, his artworks have also been featured and recognized with awards at juried as well as invitational exhibits.

Ashton holds a BA in history from Brigham Young University (2003).

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