Yolande Barker - PainterArtist Yolande Barker paints detailed and colourful abstracted figurative paintings using acrylic on canvas. She is a Margaret River Artist and is constantly inspired by vibrant colours and interesting patterns in her environment, whether it be in a shop, magazine, or nature, these moments and material things that to many would seem ordinary, spark a painting idea in Yolande and she will turn it into an intricate work on canvas for the rest of us to admire. Her early painting passion was ignited by her Granddad Addison Barker, when visiting his studio his pots of watercolour looked like candy, and drawings and artworks surrounded the room. Yolande’s Great Uncle Leach Barker was also an Australian Artist, and a great source of inspiration. This in turn led Yolande to study her diploma in Fine Art in 1996, and has not stopped painting since.
Yolande Barker - Artist BiographyArt Education
- 1996 Diploma of Fine Arts (Claremont School of Art) Major-Painting Minor-Printmaking
- 1977 TAE (Swanbourne & Fremantle TAFE)
- 1979 Certificate of Enrolled Nursing (SJOG Subiaco)
- 2001 Enrolled Nurse Refresher (Curtin University, Kalgoorlie)
- 2006 Bachelor of Nursing Degree (ECU Bunbury)
- 2009 Certificate of completion of The Graduate Nurse Program (Silver Chain)
- 2014 Gallows Gallery
- 2013 Exhibiting at Margaret River Gallery
- 2010 Margaret River Gallery "Fragile Creatures"
- 2001 Fremantle Arts Centre, "Tango"
- 1999 Gomboc Gallery
- 1997 Gomboc Gallery
- 2012 Margaret River Gallery, 30x30cm Group Exhibition
- 2009 Palandri's, 30x30 Art Exhibition
- 2003 Margaret River, Rotary Art Exhibition
- 2001 The Moores Building, East Fremantle Primary School Inaugural Invitation Art Exhibition
- 1996 The Moores Building, Mandorla Art Award
- 1995 Greenhill Gallery
- 1993 Perth Galleries, "So Many Possibilities"
- 1992 Art House, PICA, "Creative Disorder"
- 1992 R&I Tower, Jackson's Rottnest Student Art Award (finalist)
- 2009 Finalist Waterhouse Art Prize - Highly Commended
Yolande Barker – Banksia$2,850.00 Purchase
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Yolande Barker Still Life$1,900.00 Purchase