FirefighterArtist.com:
Original Firefighter Artwork
by Ernie Young

About the Artist

I just recently retired from a career I love, to pursue a career that I love.

It all began with drawing and design. Architecture fascinated me when I was young and that started my path. I studied and practiced with angles, T-squares, compasses and all the drafting tools I could get my hands on. The practical sense of it all was terrific. I was hooked.

That is until I found the freedom that fine arts brought. No rules, no codes, no limits of the physical world. I drew, sketched, painted and sculpted until the wee hours of the morning. I could not get enough.

Then came the fire department. The big red trucks never really moved me, nor did the sirens or the glory, but when I crawled into my first burning building, breathing the fresh cool air I carried on my back, the fire crackling all around and I felt that razors edge feeling of only that moment existing, it became my world.

At the age of twenty two I swore my life to the Providence Fire Department and pursued my career as a firefighter with all the gusto and dedication I could muster. It was as an important part of my life as anything that can take it all away from you in a moment should be. The balance of creativity and practicality was amazing. I worked in the busiest fire companies I could and gave as much as I could. The days that I gave more than I could I paid for with injuries and night sweats. When the time came to make rank and become an officer, I studied the pile of books the other hundreds of firefighters studied to make the cut. Being a company officer was a new and challenging aspect of an already challenging job and I loved it all. I became family with some of the best people I could ask for and accomplished things that I could never have hoped.

After twenty four years of service, I decided that while I was still healthy enough to provide for my family, I would go back to my old love.

-Ernie Young

A recently retired Providence Fire Lieutenant, I now spend my days drawing vintage motorcycles and enjoying two wheel adventures throughout the backwoods of the Northeast region. My goal is to capture the marriage of form and function that these soul enriching machines deliver.

About the Artwork

I work in acrylic paint on canvas, berol colored pencils on paper as well as computer based graphics using Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom drawing tablet.

Please enjoy the work shown on these pages. If you have any questions, requests or comments, please send me an email at Ernyoung@mac.com

Take Care and Stay Safe,
-Ernie


 

 

 

 


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Solution Graphics

FIRE KING
8x10 print $14
Providence, RI Steam Fire Engine Company No. 3
1872 Silsby Rotary Steam Engine
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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BOX 4167
8x10 print $14
Fire Alarm Pull Box, Aleppo and Pelham, Providence RI.
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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FDNY RESCUE 3 BIG BLUE
8x10 print $14
Rescue Co. 3 FDNY, 1988 Mack MC/Saulsbury
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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FDNY RESCUE 2 AMERICAN LAFRANCE
8x10 print $14
Rescue Co. 2 FDNY, 1982 American LaFrance/Saulsbury
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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PROVIDENCE ENGINE 14 AMERICAN LAFRANCE
8x10 print $14
Providence, Rhode Island, Engine Company 14 American LaFrance
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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PROVIDENCE ENGINE 8 MACK
8x10 print $14
Engine 8, 1991 Mack, Providence, Rhode Island
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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FDNY SQUAD 1
8x10 print $14
Squad Co. 1 FDNY, 1982 American LaFrance
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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FORCIBLE ENTRY
8x10 print $14
Firefighters force entry using irons (halligan and flathead).
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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EXPOSURE SIDE THREE
8x10 print $14
Firefighters protect an exposure on side three (rear) of a structure fire.
Colored Pencil Drawing by Ernie Young

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THE DRAGON
8x10 print $14
Firefighters prepare to enter a third story window for an interior attack.
Acrylic Painting by Ernie Young

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