Nat was born in Yorkshire and was educated at the local grammar school and London University.
His first interest in art was as a collector of early English watercolours. He moved to East Anglia in the early seventies and began drawing and sketching. It was at this tine that he came under the influence of the Norwich School of Artists and took up watercolour painting, tackling scenes in East Anglia and rural landscapes. During the last twelve years, he has continued to experiment with different media and has gradually extended his subject matter.
Nat Young is now a confident painter using watercolour, gouache, oils, mixed media or for that matter, anything else, which will make the painting better! His current work is mainly landscapes, characterised by bold colour and painterly, dynamic gestures giving an impression both of the subject and his artistic response to it. As his confidence has grown in using his materials, he has shown more willingness to break the conventional methods of applying pigment to paper and board. This has resulted in some of his most successful work on the lines of abstract impressionism, whilst still retaining the sense of place. The paintings are both visually stimulating and texturally interesting.
He has had a number of one-man shows at The David Wood Gallery in Dedham, The Digby Gallery in Colchester, and Hayletts Gallery in Colchester. He has contributed to a three-man show at The Head Street Gallery in Halstead. He has participated in mixed exhibitions at The West Wales Arts Centre, John Russell Gallery in Ipswich, Shakespeare House Gallery in Dedham, Buckenham Gallery in Southwold, The Glansevern Gallery in Powis, The Life Gallery in Colchester and The Geedon Gallery in Fingringhoe.
He has had several one man shows at the Aubrey Gallery in Great Dunmow and an exhibition at The Minories in Colchester with an illustrated catalogue with foreword by Ronald Blythe.