Yvonne Melchers


Artist Yvonne Melchers showcases her mastery of light and form in her sumptuously detailed paintings of subjects both  intimate and universal. Whether painting a scene from her beloved North Sea Shore, the portrait of a strong but vulnerable young man dressed for the historical Siena Palio round, or the rumpled sheets and textures of a Venice hotel room, Melchers infuses each with a glow that speaks of the real and the ethereal.  Precise technical skills join a rich historical palette and striking compositions in paintings that leave an indelible impression. (2019, Alessandro Tomassetti, artist)

Amsterdam based painter Yvonne Melchers' focus is on realistic/figurative oil paintings. Her main series are the Dutch North Sea coast, Italian Scenes, Portraits of modern Italian men and boys in historical costumes (Siena Palio Portraits) and Rooms with a View. She has made a small series of still lifes of flowers and fruits. Portraits or other subjects by commission. Known for her fresh colors with the very limited palette of Claude Monet. Exhibitions in Italy, Spain and the US, but mostly in The Netherlands in galleries, at art fairs and in the Museum Møhlmann several times a year. Currently some works available on Artsy through the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago/US. and Abend Gallery in Denver/US.

Selected at Summer Expo 2012 The Hague Gemeente (Municipal) Museum. Preselected at BP Portrait Award 2015 and 2018, Dutch Portrait Award 2017 and Figurativas Barcelona 2017 and 2019. Published in magazines and numerous books on realistic/figurative work and in six theme issues of PoetsArtists Magazine in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Several works are digitized and will be sent to the Moon in 2022 and left there in a time capsule. Added to “Grandes Autores” on website ArteLibre in 2018. Invited with 200 international artists to participate in the travelling Exhibition “20x20” of Galería ArteLibre which is held in Zaragoza, at the Museum MEAM in Barcelona in 2019 and at Palazzo Einaudi in Chivasso/Italy in 2021. Work in numerous private collections around the world, in collection Academic Medical Center Amsterdam and in Museum Møhlmann Appingedam/The Netherlands.

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