Born in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Honolulu, HI
Born in Southern California and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Yvonne Manipon completed her Master in Arts Administration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Oregon, where she majored in Fine and Applied Arts and Art History. Currently, Yvonne lives and works in Honolulu as a teaching artist in residence for the Honolulu Museum Art School. Before moving back to Hawaii, Yvonne was the Executive Director for the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA), Teaching Artist for the Lane Arts Commission and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Over the past 12 years, Yvonne has lived in both Hawaii and the Pacific NW where she has been painting landscapes, investigating the unique quality of light, textures, movement and atmosphere in each region. All of her paintings are created on location “en plein air”. Painting outdoors is invigorating and challenging for her. She enjoys the solitude, sounds, sites, fragrance, and drama of the outdoors. She is driven by the challenge of capturing directly onto canvas the essence of what inspires her.
“Form, color, light, textures and atmosphere found in nature are my inspiration. The ever-changing sky-, sea- and land-scapes are a challenge for me to capture the moment and translate the reality of what I see.”
Gustave Courbet, Eugene Delacroix, Pierre Bonnard, Lucian Freud, Emily Carr, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Franz Bischoff, Edgar Payne, William Wendt and the California Impressionists.