Yvonne Coomber Prints

Galleries

If you are a gallery and are interested in selling Yvonne's prints we are happy to send you trading terms, please include your address when contacting us.

For your home

If you would like to buy a print for your home please contact us with your location and we will put you in touch with the most appropiate gallery.

Yvonne's Portfolio

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Contacts

Sarah
yvonnecoomber@gmail.com

The technical bit

Yvonne's prints are printed locally in limited editions of 100. All prints are signed, titled and numbered by Yvonne. Giclee printed with colourfast pigment based inks, and on specially produced 100% cotton paper.

My paintings are inspired by the gentle hills and the singing rainbows of tumbling, spilling, flowers outside my studio which is nestled deeply in the folds of Totnes, Devon.

Painting for me is a love affair: I am profoundly passionate about it, it grips my heart tightly and I yearn for it when I am away. I am both a dreamer and a believer. I work very intuitively and instinctively, creating a space in which I allow the image to evolve and unravel. My practice demands that I am courageous and openhearted and it always involves risk. It is also an eternal search for truth. I feel things with a burning intensity and my canvas provides a container for these huge emotions.

Seduced by colour I perceive the world accordingly. My palette is blazing and lyrical by turns, with hot and vibrant hues inspired by the many journeys I have made in my life. I almost always work outside so howling gales and gentle breezes have as much influence on my painting as lacy ice and scorching sunshine. The weather, in a very immediate way, directs the end result of the image.

My paintings are also concerned with something that is often overlooked and forgotten, a sacred space within ourselves and in the land. The images I create embrace wildness, innocence and a deep connection to the earth. My most recent work is sourced from close examination of Dartmoor and the exploding kaleidoscopic hedgerows on the edges of ancient paths, walkways and lanes in the surrounding area.

I am fascinated by chaos and order existing simultaneously and the easy harmony that occurs in the natural world between these two forces. Also the relationship between fragility and strength. My canvas becomes a visual response to these elemental energies and polarities discovered within the environment and myself.

My work is a celebration of the joy and ultimate purity of the human spirit and embraces all that is magical: the unseen is as relevant as the seen in the finished piece

Biography

Yvonne has lived a colourful and textured life and this is reflected in her paintings. Through her work she embraces poetry of structure to support the poetry that is inherent in her subject.

She was brought up on a farm and spent a large portion of her childhood in the Emerald Isle, her mothers homeland. She was greatly influenced by the simplicity and beauty that was woven into the land there, and shaped by the gentle passion that ran through the people and culture. Surrounded by music and magic she developed a love of life early on.

Inspired by the world and all it contained, Yvonne travelled widely in her twenties with a thirst for exploration and discovery. She spent time living and working in the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Europe. One of her most formative journeys was spent with a horse-drawn community in England, discovering ancient, sacred and forgotten parts of our land.

Her spirit of curiosity and deep enquiry led her to pursue a degree in philosophy and literature at Brighton University. Yvonne's creative life continued with the birth of her daughter Poppy and a formal fine art training in Sussex.