The speaker Art Alliance members enjoyed so much at the Art Alliance October general meeting, artist Yolanda Terrell, will have her paintings featured in the museum store for the next two months—January and February.
Yolanda grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but spent most of her life living in sunny Southern California. She has been a full-time professional artist for over fifteen years and her oil paintings reflect her passion for a colorful impressionistic style of art. Although primarily self-taught, she has studied at several colleges and taken many courses to expand her creative approaches as an impressionist, American modernist, and folk art painter. Yolanda uses a palette knife to layer multiple layers of paint to achieve texture on wood and canvas with few actual brush strokes.
Yolanda has had several solo shows in California galleries. Her works are collected worldwide in private collections. You may have met her at the Art Market last year where she sold a number of her paintings to enthusiastic buyers who recognized her unique talent.
About her approach to her subjects, Yolanda says:
If I am painting a woman with a red dress, I become the woman in the red dress. If I am painting a town or place, I imagine I am there. I smell the food, I hear the conversations, I see the people. I am totally involved in what I am painting.
Article by: Lee Levin, Blue Door Museum Store