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Bird Studios, Yvonne Vander Kooi

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[Artists & Fine Art Artisans, Acrylic painting, Art cards, Art prints, Drawing, Mixed Media, Mural painting]
I am drawn to painting and drawing the human form and exploring the varied and personal relationships to our environment. I am fascinated by colour, particularly it’s capacity to convey powerful emotions and responses, both about the subject and for the viewer.
I am influenced by expressionism, a movement that celebrates colour and its connection to the human psyche. In my work, I experiment with line, colour and form often reworking the image as I try to capture something about the subtlety of the human experience.
I currently work out of a studio in Nanaimo’s South End “Bird Studios” at 345 Haliburton Street. I have also been involved in community public art endeavours that involve a collaborative approach with other artists and residents in community to enhance and build on a community aesthetic.
More recently I have enjoyed the opportunity to design, collaborate and paint mural projects & theatre backdrops in the school community, for the City of Nanaimo, & privately. Building community, promoting the arts and enhancing an urban aesthetic has been hugely rewarding.
My response to life's rich pageant! Bring it on!

Contact Bird Studios, Yvonne Vander Kooi

32 Gillespie Street, Nanaimo, V9R 4Y3, British Columbia
(250) 754-0677   

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