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Yvønne Coomber

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Yvønne Coomber
Berkshire, England
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Brighton
Eastbourne College Of Art
Northbrook College
💼 Occupation
Abstract painting
MovementAbstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Abstract art

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Yvønne Coomber (born 1964) is a British Contemporary artist whose abstract colorful paintings focuses on wild, untamed places.[1][2] She paints en plain air and is best renowned for her expressive depictions of the English countryside and wild flowers.[3]

In 2016 Coomber was approached by BBC One to appeared on an episode of a British television programme Countryfile which airs weekly on BBC One. It was an episode about British meadows and broadcasted on July 17 at 7 pm.[3]

In 2017 Coombers Fabric range was chosen to be featured on a Upcycling project on BBC's Money for Nothing.[4]

Artistic Practice[edit]

Her early career began in a gallery in Modbury with a feature on BBC as part of their environmental campaign to ban the use of plastic bags.[5]

In 1988 she returned to the United Kingdom and moved to Brighton where she read Philosophy and Literature at University of Brighton.

The Mixed media work is primarily created using many layers of oils, glazes, pigments, glitters, gold leaf and Paint sheen that results in a rich and highly expressive surface. Her inspiration is largely sourced from Devon, the South Hams and Dartmoor Colour also central to her practice and nature.[6] Since 2002 Coomber has worked exclusively as a Contemporary Artist and she regularly exhibits in the UK and beyond. Her work is held in private collections worldwide.[7][8]

In 2016, she opened her own Art Gallery "Yvonne Coomber Art" in her home town in Totnes.[9]

Notable Exhibitions[edit]

  • "The Great Create Festival of Arts" at Greenway estate (Agatha Christie) National trust, (2007-2011)
  • Solo exhibition at opening of Riverford Field Kitchen, (2010)[10]
  • Exhibited with Affordable Art Fair New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Stockholm, London, Bristol, Hong Kong Singapore (2008-present)[11]
  • Port Eliot Festival (2013-2018)
  • Pop-up gallery on the Ha-ha

External Links[edit]


  1. "Inside the Studio: Yvonne Coomber's paintings are a colorful celebration of love". SaatchiArt.
  2. "TV presenter Georgina Burnett loves renovating houses, the more dilapidated the better". Metro Newspaper UK.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Meadows, Countryfile - BBC One". BBC.
  4. "Ship Shape & Bristol Fashion » Air360". airthreesixty.com.
  5. "Plastic bags banned forever". BBC.
  6. "Bayards Cove Inn, Dartmouth - Latest News". bayardscoveinn.co.uk.
  7. "Yvonne Coomber - Artists". affordableartfair.com.
  8. "Yvonne Coomber Competition". Scarlethotel.co.uk.
  9. Clemence, Ruth. "Devon artist makes television debut". Devon Life.
  10. "Riverford Field Kitchen; cutting the tape". riverford.co.uk.
  11. "Yvonne Coomber - Artists". affordableartfair.com.

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