Biography:

After her education at the academy of arts Tilburg, the Netherlands, she worked for many years as a teacher in arts and art history. To improve her qualities as a painter she took lessons in 16e and 17e centuries oil painting

techniques. She works with open acrylics and oils. The textile fabrics in a lot of the paintings are personal stories. Because she likes to make narrative paintings her work has to be realistic. The stories cover gender equality, social issues, art history and personal issues.

 

Serendipity, time and technique each play their part during the process of creating the paintings. Because of the time consuming technique it is possible to add another idea during the process. This makes a strong contrast with all the images that we are surrounded with most of the day. Most drawings often have less complicated stories and are sometimes made only to celebrate beauty.


Yvonne sees beauty as essential to art
because our mind needs beauty to stay alive and vibrant.

Her other activities are: stained glass windows and glass fusion.

She is a member of the artist’s society NABK in the Netherlands.

 

Awards:

2017 jun. Finalist Artbox project Basel

2016 Dec. Finalist "Schilder van het Jaar" Netherlands

2016 Nominated Kitz award Austria.

2016 January, SR award: All Women Art Online Competition - LST Gallery, USA.

2015 Certificate of Excellence: Palm-Art-Award, Germany.

2015 Award of Merit: Manhattans Arts International, USA.

2015 Healing Power of Art award: Manhattans Arts International, USA.

2015 SR award: All Women Art Online Competition - LST Gallery, USA.

2014 Certificate of excellence: Palm-Art-Award, Germany.

2014 Special Merit award: Botanicals Online Competition - Gallery Light,

Space & Time, USA.

2014 SR award: All Women Art Online Competition - LST Gallery, USA.

2013 Nominated for the "Schilderij van het jaar" painting contest.

 

Exhibitions:

2017 Jun. Basel Artbox project

2017 Jan-Febr. Codamuseum Apeldoorn Netherlands

2016 12nov - 14 jan Hilton Rotterdam

2016 sept - dec deSchouw Lopik Netherlands

2016 March – May, Marziart Internationale Galerie Hamburg,

Germany.

2016 January, LST Gallery, USA.

2015 Permanent exposition Palm-Art-award, Germany.

2015 August – October, Hot Topics exposition Manhattan Arts

International, USA.

2015 Permanent Erbe Plus Academy Tübingen, Germany.

2015 March, LST Gallery, USA.

2014 Permanent exposition Palm-Art-award, Germany.

2014 June LST Gallery, USA.

2014 March LST Gallery, USA.

2014 Exhibiting in a medical centre, Netherlands.

2014 - 2016 exposition Town hall Schoonhoven, Netherlands.

2014 - 2015 exposition Gender Institute at the University of Maastricht

Netherlands.

Literature:

Book:Who's Who in Visual Art 101Top Fine Artists of our day 2017 Germany

Book: Art3, Kunstkatalog 2017, Kitz Art Kunst-und Kulturverein.

Magazine: Cover ledenmagazine NABK, ADAF Amsterdam, 2016.

Article: 'Extraordinary Women Artists Express Their Artistic Visions', Manhattan Arts International, USA, 2016.

Kunstoase: schilderij van het jaar 2013.

Book: 50 Masters of realistic imagery vol.2015 Germany.

Book: Kunstenaarsjaarboek 2016.