Room 32/Venetian Summer, oil on linen 75 x 90 cm
Amsterdam based painter Yvonne Melchers' focus is on realistic figurative (impasto) oil paintings. Her main series are the Dutch North Sea coast, Italian Scenes, Siena Palio Portraits (Portraits of modern Italian men and boys in historical costumes) and Rooms with a View (mostly in Italy). Commissioned portraits or other subjects. Known for her crispy colors with the limited palette of Monet. Some exhibitions in Italy but mostly in The Netherlands in galleries, at art fairs and in the Museum Møhlmann every year. Selected for Summer Expo 2012 The Hague Gemeente (Municipal) Museum. Preselected at BP Portrait Award 2015, Dutch Portrait Award 2017 and Figurativas Barcelona 2017. Published in magazines and numerous books on realistic/figurative work and in two theme issues of Poets and Artists Magazine in 2017. Work in the collection of the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, in Museum Møhlmann in Appingedam and in many private collections in The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Australia.