yvonne duval artist / painter

ABOUT

Although I have always considered painting to be a form of meditation, abstract expressionism has not only been a cerebral and emotionally based concept that motivates me, but the actual physical process of painting exceeds all else.  For examples – pouring paint onto canvas is symbolic of “spilling” emotional energies, tossing paint is a “letting go” sensation, spreading paint across the canvas creates a feeling of foundation and balance within and moving around the canvas provides a sense of freedom.

Once I start a painting, my interaction with the canvas evolves into a story of its own using color and form as the narrators; nevertheless this transcends above whatever I say about the painting.  Blended and layered to create varied luminosity and surface texture, I frequently apply paint with scrapers and hand rubbing wet colors together; at other times I slightly build up paint with a palette knife for textural variation – always attentive of balance and interest throughout the process.  By producing layer upon layer of translucent and opaque color, visibly this evokes a quality of inner light interpreting the depth and spirit of life, and providing an opportunity for the viewer to visually and emotionally “enter” the painting.

With these approaches,  I continue to enjoy the freedom and unlimited possibilities of expressing myself through abstract expressionism while maintaining to create genuinely truthful works of art.

PORTFOLIO

artist / painter yvonne duval

Acrylic Paintings

yvonne duval oil paintings

Oil Paintings

“My art is about change; a constant movement of ideas and emotions transformed onto canvas while challenging myself to create new forms of expression.”

– Yvonne Duval

SHOWS / EXHIBITIONS

2015
Group Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA

2014
Group Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA

2013
Group Show – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA
Featured Artist – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA
Solo Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2012
Solo Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2011
Solo Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Robert Foster Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Group Show – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA

2010
Group Show – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA
Featured Artist – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA

2009
Group Show – Bridge Street Gallery, Cambria, CA
Group Show – Vault Gallery, Cambria, CA

2005
Up-Country Fine Art, Kamuela, HI

2004
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Looms, Nantucket, MA
Pawlowski Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Tobias Gallery, Nantucket, MA
Up-Country Fine Art, Kamuela, HI

2003
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Looms, Nantucket, MA
Pawlowski Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Tobias Gallery, Nantucket, MA
Up-Country Fine Art, Kamuela, HI

2002
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Nantucket Looms, Nantucket, MA
Pawlowski Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Tobias Gallery, Nantucket, MA
Up-Country Fine Art, Kamuela, HI

2001
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Green Flash Gallery, Kawaihae, HI
Nantucket Looms, Nantucket, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Tobias Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2000
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Green Flash Gallery, Kawaihae, HI
Nantucket Looms, Nantucket, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Ululani Group Gallery, Holualoa, HI

1999
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Two-Artist Show, Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1997
Artists Association of Nantucket, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Center Art Gallery, Waikoloa Hilton, Waikoloa, HI

1991
Center Art Gallery, Waikoloa Hilton, Waikoloa, HI

MEMBERSHIPS & HONORS

2011-2015
Member Saatchi Online

2012
Juried Member of Laguna Art Group, Laguna Beach, CA
Juried Member of San Diego Museum of Art Artists’ Guild, San Diego, CA

2010
Juried Member of National Association of Women Artist, New York, NY
Featured Artist of the Month, Oct., N.A.W.A., New York, NY

1997
Juried Member of Artists’ Association of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA

1999
A.A.N. Jurors‘ Choice Award

1977
Bank of America Achievement Award in the Field of Art for Distinguished Performance, the Promise of Future Success and Service to Society

CONTACT

To purchase paintings, or for inquiries or questions, please email me or use the form.
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yv.duval@yahoo.com
Thank you,

Yvonne Duval

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