All rights reserved. Do not reproduce images without the artist’s permission.
Click on images for larger views.
“A personal reaction to social issues are the motivation for my work. My most important paintings are based on ideas, social issues and general opinions about art, gender equality and overall generalization in role patterns. Feelings like frustration, anger or admiration start the process of visualizing my own opinion. I work with open acrylic or oil paint and often with textile fabrics from my personal history. Time becomes a part of the creational process, which reflects itself in my paintings. It’s the opposite of the superficial pictures we are surrounded with every day.”
“It gives my life meaning to tell visual stories about my experiences and ideas. Most drawings often have less complicated stories and are sometimes made only to celebrate beauty. I see beauty as essential to art because our mind needs beauty to stay alive and vibrant. ”
Yvonne Welman is an Award of Excellence winner in the Manhattan Arts International juried competition “New Beginnings” 2016-2017 and an Award of Merit winner in the Manhattan Arts International “Hot Topics ~ Bold Expressions” exhibition. She has exhibited her art at the Town Hall of Schoonhoven and the Genderinstitute of the University at Maastricht; among others.
Her many other awards include being nominated for the “Schilderijvanhetjaar” painting contest, awards from Light Space & Time online gallery; and a Certificate of Excellence from Palm-Art-Award, in Germany. She is a member of the artists society NABK in the Netherlands.
She received her education at the Academy of Arts Tilburg, the Netherlands and was a teacher in arts and art history for several years.
Visit Yvonne Welman’s website www.yvonne-welman.com