Yvonne Blakeney

Yvonne Blakeney

  • Artist’s Statement

    The beauty of nature has inspired my work throughout  my life, whether close to home or during my travels throughout Australia or overseas. I love the fleeting moments of light changing the landscape from the banal to unexpected beauty. My art has been a constant joy & challenge, I hope my work brings enjoyment to the viewer & makes them see the hidden moments of nature’s magic wand. Watercolour is my favourite medium.

  • Biography

    Yvonne is an Arts graduate from UQ & has a Diploma in Art History from the Academy of Decorative Arts. Awards: 2018 Grand Champion Toowwoomba Show, 2017 Kenneth Macqueen Watercolour Prize, winners in 2011 & 2015 Toowwoomba Show. Exhibits at TAS & has had a joint exhibition at Toowwoomba Regional Gallery. Has written , illustrated & published two children’s books. Has lived & painted in Fiji for many years holding solo exhibitions. In 2021 she published “A Year in a Toowoomba Garden “, a written & illustrated memoir of her garden in the year of Covid 19.

  • Influences

    From the impressionist artists to today’s talented tutors at the McGregor Summer & Winter Schools.

  • Awards

    2018 Toowoomba Royal Show Grand Champion
    2017 Toowoomba Royal Show Kenneth Macqueen watercolour first prize
    2016,2015; prizes in the Kenneth Macqueen Memorial Watercolour prizes.

  • Exhibitions

    Joint Exhibition at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery 2019
    Downlands , Toowoomba Grammar , and Toowoomba Art Society art exhibitions.

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Yvonne Blakeney

Desert Awakening
70 x 50 x 3 cm Watercolour on Paper $485.00

Yvonne Blakeney

Wetland Jewels
70 x 50 x 3 cm Water colour Sold

Yvonne Blakeney

Dancing Leaves
70 x 50 x 3 cm Water colour Sold