Irene Yesley

b. 1941 , Spokane, WA

Abstract painter, Irene Yesley’s body of work ranges from the soothing monotone patterns, to expertly controlled linework drawings, to fields of irregular strips of color. Yesley is influenced by the people she knows, other artists, and her surroundings particularly that of New Mexico where she worked for a time as a fiber artist. Using a broad array of media (including acrylic paint, graphite and Copic markers) and supports (such as plexiglas, gessobord, and paper) gives her the freedom to focus on the formal value of each piece. Yesley’s work explores shapes, patterns, colors, as well as positive and negative space without the limitations imposed by the reproduction of a specific images.

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Irene Yesley, “Bent Paper 1,” acrylic paint, gold leaf on strathmore drawing paper

Bent Paper 1

Irene Yesley, “Wings 2,” acrylic paint on 2 layers of plexi

Wings 2

Medieval Times

Take Two

Zip Two