San Francisco-infused urban fairytale illustrations and lush colorful doe-eyed flower girls are the trademark of Ursula Xanthe Young’s work, which – over the last 20 years – has made its way on to everything from large murals, restaurant signs and apparel to iphone covers, club flyers and 12″ dance music record covers. Her largest commissioned painting is hanging in San Francisco’s Grand Hyatt and she’s shown with galleries around the US and beyond – most frequently with Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco. Ursula is also part of an international all-female group of mural painters called Few and Far who paint around the world. Graduate of Parsons School of Design in NYC (BFA, 1996) and avid world traveler, Ursula now has planted roots in a creative enclave in the forests of Northern California where she lives with her husband, daughter and 2 cats.
Artist Jon Doe Photographer Jane Anderson