Ursula Xanthe Young

The In-Between Spaces

Ursula Xanthe Young is a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer whose urban fairy tale images have become a trademark of street culture in San Francisco and beyond. Her fine-lined illustrations and colorful modern paintings exude a style that is unique and appealing to art lovers of all kinds. Young grew up in the green rural dales of Northern England and studied art in New York, Florence, Vermont, Oslo, and London. After graduating from Parsons School of Design (BFA Illustration 1996), she moved to San Francisco’s Lower Haight district and spent nearly a decade there. Following a stint in Alaska, Ursula has settled in Grass Valley CA, where she now lives and works.


Artist Talks

The Language Of Dreams

A night-time scene of San Francisco Victorians

Lunar Cycles

Ursula muses about the Moon's feminine energy.

On The Edge Of Dreamland

Ursula Young captures that moment between dreaming and being awake.

Spring Poppy Sunset

Ursula X Young explains the inspiration behind her piece Spring Poppy Sunset.

Winter Funghi Moonrise

Ursula X Young describes this San Francisco wintertime piece.


31 Past Shows

Recent Works

January 2022

Little Wonders

Little Wonders

December 2021

Nocturnal Diversions

Nocturnal Diversions

November 2021

Brighter Days

Brighter Days

May 2021

2020 Preview

2020 Preview

December 2019

Prophecy Of Nature

Prophecy Of Nature

October 2019

Quintessential

Quintessential

December 2018

Panoptic Beauty

Panoptic Beauty

November 2018

Wildflower Child

Wildflower Child

November 2017

March Forth!

March Forth!

March 2017

Affordable Art Series 5

Affordable Art Series 5

December 2016

What's Left SF

What's Left SF

October 2016

Fire And Water

Fire And Water

May 2016

Affordable Art Series 4

Affordable Art Series 4

December 2015

City Minded

City Minded

April 2015

Affordable Art Series 2

Affordable Art Series 2

February 2015

Affordable Art Series

Affordable Art Series

December 2014

Against The Grain

Against The Grain

June 2014

Polyptych Tales

Polyptych Tales

November 2013

Classic

Classic

November 2012

Salon Style

Salon Style

January 2012


22 Videos