Yvonne Welman is a teacher and a painter living in the Netherlands. In the style of realism she creates paintings that tell visual stories about her experiences and ideas. Frequently, her personal reaction to social issues is the motivation for her work. Feelings like frustration, anger or admiration start her visualization process.
She explains that her paintings explore the “Zeitgeist” from a feministic perspective and are at the same time “a propaganda for a disappearing world of meaningful pictures”. She sees herself as a visual columnist. She likes to create narrative paintings with variations on traditional techniques.
Her drawings have less complicated stories and are sometimes made only to celebrate beauty. “The drawing also has the function to clear my head from problems in my painting. Most of the time the solution appears just like a moment of inspiration.” She sees beauty as essential to art because, “Our mind needs beauty to stay alive and vibrant”.
Manhattan Arts International gave Yvonne Welman an Award of Excellence in the juried competition “New Beginnings” 2016-2017 and 2018 and an Award of Merit in the “Hot Topics Bold Expressions” exhibition. Her additional awards include 6th finalist for the “Schilderij van het Jaar” painting contest the Netherlands, awards from Light Space & Time Online Gallery, and three Certificates of Excellence awards from Palm-Art-Award Germany and more venues
Yvonne Welman has exhibited at the Gender Institute of the University at Maastricht, Virtual FemArt Museum Amsterdam, CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Basel Week Swiss among other venues.
She received her education at the Academy of Arts Tilburg, the Netherlands and was a teacher in arts and art history for many years. She is a member of the Dutch artists societies NABK, BOK. Manhattans Art International online gallery.