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Soft, Dreamy Paintings by Yvonne Foster

A painting of flowers in abstracted yellow tonesFlowers and Fields

Yvonne Foster, is originally from Wisconsin and is now based out of a studio space in Minneapolis. The artist creates soft, dreamy paintings of pastoral landscapes, florals, and abstract planes using traditional paint media.


A painting of a Wisconsin fieldField #2, acrylic on canvas

The majority of Yvonne’s portfolio works are created in acrylic and oil paint. Compositionally, the artist works with simplified forms, and deep patches of color, layered with small, subtle blending to create a mottled, textured look almost like a fresco. I like the way Yvonne simplifies sweeping landscapes into a few planes of color, occasionally with the sparse figures of trees or flowers, or even boats as in her Seascapes.  


A screen capture of Yvonne Foster's art websiteThe front page of Yvonne's art website


Yvonne’s portfolio also includes a selection of the artist’s hand-painted shoes. It’s interesting to see her style translated into a more strictly functional medium, and this application of hand-painted patterns onto wearable textiles is reminiscent of some of the floral work by Michael Shyka


A painting of some flowers on a pair of shoesMeadow, acrylic on canvas

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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