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Regrowth after the Fire



Township 2




Artist's statement

My richly mixed media textured paintings reveal a deep sense of place instilled during the early years spent in South Africa. Born in Vanrhynsdorp in the heart of Namaqualand surrounded by the vast and varied landscapes. My imagery comes directly from memory, ideas of place to which I still have a strong emotional bond. I work very quickly moving the paint around the whole canvas with various mark making objects, applying a variety of tools helping to achieve a depth of painting and my canvases almost become mementoes of landscapes firmly embedded in my psyche. 'The desert landscape, Karoo by Yvonne Spektor, is very powerful; I'm quite envious of the beautiful paint, and if I see anything that i'm actually envious of, then that's a good day' Gus Cummins R.A. (Royal Academy Illustrated 2002) 'The subject matter of this work Town Ships is irrelevant - what matters is that this painting works from all aspects' Sonia Lawson RA talking about Yvonne Spektor's painting technique. Exhibition hanging committee


Born Vanrhynsdorp  21-10-47
Studied Fine Art at various institutions, both in South Africa and England, completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Hertfordshire London England
First solo exhibition at Scholar Fine art Bruton St. W.1 London Dec. 2001 Exhibited with great success at the 234th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2002 and was awarded the Dupree Family Award for best Woman Artist and nominated for the prestigious £25,000 Charles Wollaston Prize along side world renowned artists such as Gillian Ayers, Frank Stella, Basil Beattie, Nassimiliano Fuksas, Nigel Hall and the winner was Allen Charlston.
Recent solo exhibitions
One Woman Show at Scholar Fine Art London 2003

Group exhibitions from 2001 to 2004
Art Miami Florida USA
River Side Art Studios London
Exhibitions in Cape Town South Africa  
Exhibition Franschoek Gallery South Africa
Many Commission's for work in America, England, Spain, South Africa
Now Represented by
Osborne Samuel Fine Art 23a Bruton St. London W1J 6QG
Rose Korber Cape Town South Africa

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