Artist Profile

Yvonne Evi Pappas


Mediums: Pastel, Mixed Media Paintings, Acrylic

Yvonne Evvi Pappas // BIO 2016

Much of Yvonne’s work is influenced by her deep observation of movement, light, and spatial relationships within nature’s complex patterns, textures, colors and design.

Her experience with improvisational dance and movement is a major contributor to how she approaches a painting. She often see’s the canvas as an improvisational dance surface. She uses her intuition, trusting the next move, while enjoying the process of what comes next.

Yvonne’s ability to see the bigger picture while staying in the moment, becomes a dance within itself – looking within, while at the same time, observing the outer world.

This combination along with her 30 years of design experience in various environments, have contributed to her keen artistic vision and strong design sense that she now applies to her paintings.

Yvonne studied art education at Eastern Michigan University, went on to study graphic design at Northwestern Michigan College. She spent her career years as a graphic designer, eventually owned her own design studio and for 17 years was art director at the University of Michigan's, School of Education. Recently retired from the University she is now devoted to painting, playing music, meditation and her loving relationships.

2016 Awards
First Place Award // Ann Arbor Women Artist Spring 2016 Exhibit // “Distant Light” 24” x 36” acrylic on canvas. Mallets Creek, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Artist Website Links

Art Pieces by This Artist

Here Now

Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

Say Something #1

Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

Canyon Love

Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

Finding Center

Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

Say Something #2

Acrylic on canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

Art Pieces Available For Sale by This Artist

Layers of Play (Sold)

Acrylic on canvas

Size: 20" x 16"
Price: $425