Graham Young creates paintings that aim to capture what he describes as "the vibrancy of contemporary New Zealand life through sparkling light and bold colour". While the NZ landscape is a common background to his artworks Young parts company from many other contemporary NZ landscape painters in focussing on how people live in this country - the human touch on the landscape is not hidden in Young's paintings. The inspiration behind Graham Young's series of art prints are the relaxed kiwi attitude to life - which Young believes has an appeal that transcends national boundaries. Young's new book is also out now, it involves - he says - "a few of the journeys I have made around NZ including trips to the South Island as well as the North Island. These journeys are be viewed through my paintings and thoughts as I try to capture the individual character of the various regions."