Big night out; An art gallery is celebrating the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition with a new exhibition.
THE excitement of an evening at the opera, restaurant or nightclub is captured in a new exhibition to coincide with BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
Stephen Young, who has lived and worked in Wales for the last 30 years, paints a number of joyful scenes in his show, An Evening Out, which transport you back to some glamorous events.
And visitors to the Martin Tinney Gallery in Cardiff will be able to see how the Surrey-born artist is influenced by French art and, in particular the deceptive lightness and fragility of Watteau and Fragonard and the complex and subtle use of pictorial space in Poussin.
His collection features opera lovers enjoying a performance from a theatre's balcony, revellers enjoying a late night drink at a nightclub and dancers backstage at London's Kit-Cat Club.
There is also a painting of party-goers making a very glamorous entrance.
Young studied at Guildford School of Art between 1962 and 1964, and at Chelsea School of Art from 1964 to 1968.
He has exhibited regularly in Cardiff and in London, including The Hayward Gallery and The Serpentine Gallery.
He also exhibits regularly in Spain and his work is represented in public and private collections.
An Evening Out is at Martin Tinney Gallery, St Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff until June 27.
For more on BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, see page 15
Backstage at the Kit-Kat Club