Birthday Bird and I welcome you to my artist website. I paint for children and whimsical adults. Each of my paintings tells a bit of a story. The viewer gets to figure out what happens next!

I use acrylics because the colors are vibrant and the medium is forgiving. A new artist, I jump out of bed in the morning and begin to paint. Painting makes me happy, and those who see my work say it makes them happy too.


Sumer Waltzing Flowers

Flowers Dancing a Summer Rain Waltz (10 by 8)


Sailboat Goes on a Joy Ride (12 by 12)

Baby Whale

Baby Whale Euphoric in Her Splashing Blue Sea (9 by 12)


Flowers, Eavesdropping But Keeping Their Lips Buttoned (8 by 8)


Goose Tickled Pink to Discover She Laid A Golden Egg (8 by 8)

Blue Cow Wishing Her Grass Tasted Like Buttcream Frosting

Cow Wishing Her Grass Tasted Like Buttercream Frosting\ (10 by 6 on a reclaimed metal plaque)



Humpty and a Friend Dance in the Rain (12 by 12)


Sun Spots (12 by 12)


Chicken Can’t Decide Which Present to Open First (10 by 10)


Pig Leans on the Barnyard Fence and Dreams of Life in a Mud Castle (10 by 10)


Seagull Waits on the Boardwalk for Her Day to Begin (In Anticipation of French Fries) (8 by 10)


Frog Princess, Not Waiting to Be Kissed but Wishing Someone Would Bring Her Some Fly-flavored Ice Cream (8 by 8)

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Baby Bird Feeling Anxious on His Second Day Out of the Nest  (8 by 10)

She Made Herself Queen

She Made Herself a Queen Forever (10 by 10) 


Churton the Bug Takes in the View (10 by 8)

Two Goofy Bird

Two Goofy Birds Have a Serious Discussion About the Recent Snowstorm (8 by 10)

Moon Goddess as a Girl

Moon Goddess When She was a Little Girl  (8 by 8)


Giraffe Getting Ready to Share a Giant Bowl of Ice Cream at His Party (18 by 24)


Baby’s First Look at the Moon (12 by 12)


Grandmother Worried About the Carrot Crop (10 by 10)

For more information, email me at BKYounger@gmail.com. Paintings are done on canvas board or stretched canvas.


Bald Head Island Paintings

Bald Head Island is a second home to me. Here are some paintings of that enchanting place.

Two Friendly Sea Monsters and a Giant Flying Fish Escort the Ferry to Bald Head Island

Two Friendly Seas Monsters and a Flying Fish Escort the Ferry to Bald Head Island (12 by 9)

The Moon Howls Back (2) (1)

The Moon Howls Back (8 by 10)

Ibis Arrives to Repair the Boathouse

Ibis Arrives to Repair the Boathouse(10 by 8)

Dinosaur Chats with Two Egrets in the Creek on Bald Head Island

Dinosaur Chats with Two Egrets in the Creek on Bald Head Island (14 by 11)

Goose Feeling Slightly Smug After Climbing the Lighthouse

Goose Feeling Slightly Smug After Climbing Up and Down the Lighthouse (12 by 16)

Seagull Decides Which Way to Fly at the Point

Seagull Deciding Which Way to Fly at the Point (11 by 14)

I also paint tiny canvas greeting cards.

Here’s Mother’s Day:




I’m glad to do small paintings for showers or other festive occasions. With inexpensive easels, they work well on tables and as take home favors.

Margaret Lane Gallery: My paintings are featured at the Margaret Lane Gallery here in Hillsborough, North Carolina.


And soon you will be able to find my paintings in Burlington, North Carolina at the Owl and Rabbit Gallery, opening in May.


Some of my Sold Paintings:

While I can’t do the same painting again, I’m happy to paint you one that is similar:


Goose Worrying that He’s Not Brave Enough to Ride the Roller Coaster

Undecided Flowers

Undecided Flowers



Matthew, the Swirly Purple Bug, Plans His Day in the Field (12 by 12)


A Giant Frog Named Yvette Contemplates Moving into Stickworks


Giraffe Treats Two Bunny Friends to Lunch at Stinky


Cat Planning Four of Her Nine Lives (10 by 10)



A Teacher with Her Bright and Colorful Students


Flowers Sending Joy to the Pot on a Blue Gray Day


Cat Smiles About Spring (12 by 16)



Stegosaurus and Two Bird Friends Arrive in Hillsborough


Dolphin Rescuing a Baby Bunny as the Sun Sets


About Some of My Sold Paintings: I’m delighted that three of my paintings are on display at Dogwood Psychological Center for Children and Families in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Dolphin and Baby Bunny grace the wall of a classroom at Hillsborough Elementary School. Three paintings sold this winter at a fundraiser for the Burwell School, an historic house in Hillsborough.


Barbara Younger

Katherine Paterson Prize

My picture book manuscript, Christabel and Mr. Reader, was a finalist for the Katherine Paterson Prize.

The Alphabet

Lines and squiggles
Made twenty-six ways,
Turn into words
Before my gaze.

-Barbara Younger

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