San Francisco-infused whimsical fairytale illustrations and lush brightly colored, flowering, doe-eyed butterfly women are the trademark of Ursula Xanthe Young’s work, which has made its way on to everything from apparel, murals and restaurant signs, to club flyers, magazine covers, iphone covers and 12″ vinyl record sleeves. Graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and avid world traveler, Ursula – who originates from the Yorkshire Dales of Northern England – shows internationally and all across the US. She recently had a piece commissioned by the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco as a part of a new collection. She now lives in the foothills of the California Sierras with her husband and young daughter, busy exploring a host of new inspirations in the pine forests around her.

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