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Artist Yvonne Joyner


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Biography



Although I was trained in oils as an art major in college, watercolor is the medium that continues to show me endless excitement, amusement & amazement! I'm definitely addicted! Once I discovered watercolor, there was no going back.
My subject matter is varied... I will never lose my fascination with the lush Sonoran Desert & will always find this Desert a vital part of my inspiration and well being.  Hiking also takes me to other favorite places like Colorado, where mountain landscapes, wildflowers, poppies & colorful towns are the inspirations I bring home & paint. I like variety and enjoy other subjects including non-representational or abstract.
I’m interested in capturing the magical elusive drama of  light, whether it is illuminating a recognizable subject or lighting up our creative spirits.
Nothing compares with the translucence of watercolor for light-permeated paintings, and I strive to keep it fresh and spontaneous, letting the watercolor surprise and delight the eye. Watercolor is a bit unpredictable; you need to give it freedom and let it work for you. Trying to control each detail, kills the greatest attribute of watercolor - Spontaneity and Freshness!

Yvonne creates impressionistic & abstract, half-poetic vision of the world, a vision as elusive as the changing light or seasons of the year.
As a long time resident of Scottsdale, AZ, and an avid hiker, she enjoys close encounters with the blooming desert, and is forever intrigued by the way cactus needles and flowers capture light and literally glow in the desert! Her fluid approach & wet-into-wet backgrounds create a magical combination that speaks of light & air, strength and softness, while capturing the exquisite beauty of this moment in time.
 
Yvonne has a degree in Fine Arts from Indiana University, and has worked as a professional potter [...]

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