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Yvonne Coomber

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Yvonne Coomber
BornAugust 1964 (age 56)[1]
🏳️ NationalityBritish
🎓 Alma materBrighton University
💼 Occupation
🌐 WebsiteOfficial Website

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Yvonne Coomber is a British artist[3] who works en plein air and is best known for her depictions of the English countryside.[4] Many of her paintings are inspired by the Devon landscape,[5] with particular focusses on the natural world and colour.

Early life[edit]

Coomber was raised on a farm and spent a part of her youth in Ireland. She spent time living and working in the Middle East, Australia, Africa, the United States and Europe.[6] She also studied philosophy and literature at Brighton University.[7]


Coomber's work is created en plein air, often using using mixed media - such as glitter, gold leaf, pigments and paint[8][self-published source?] - to depict subjects like wild hedgerows, tangled meadows, open moorlands and dense forests.[9] She uses paintbrushes, sponges, rags, palette knives and her fingers.[citation needed] Her influences include impressionism, abstract expressionism and colour field painting.

It has also been displayed at Brownston Gallery in Modbury,[10] Azure Gallery in Sidmouth,[11][third-party source needed] Imagianation in St. Ives,[12][third-party source needed] Paragon Gallery in Exeter,[13] the Edgar Modern Gallery in Bath,[14][third-party source needed] Store Street Gallery in London and at Dart Gallery in Dartmouth.[15][third-party source needed]

Coomber's first solo exhibition took place at isendyouthis Gallery, Ashburton, in 2004.[16][third-party source needed] In 2014, Coomber had a solo show at Brighton's Art5 Gallery.[17] In April of the same year, Yvonne Coomber Art was incorporated.[18][non-primary source needed] She returned to Art5 Gallery in March 2016 for an exhibition called "Paradise".[19]/ She has also exhibited at the Country Living Christmas Fair.[20][non-primary source needed]

In 2016, Coomber appeared on the BBC's Countryfile in an episode about British meadows.[21] She also launched a collection of fine art cushions at Birmingham NEC's Spring Fair.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Her gallery and studio are based in Totnes, Devon,[citation needed] where she lives[23].


  1. "YVONNE COOMBER LIMITED - Officers (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  2. "Ytene Gallery | Contemporary British Art". www.ytenegallery.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  3. Preston-Ellis, Rom. "South Devon beauty spot to appear on BBC show Countryfile". Torquay Herald. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  4. Clemence, Ruth. "Devon artist makes television debut". Devon Life. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  5. "Devon artist Yvonne Coomber on combining colour, nature and life experiences in her work". Somerset Live. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  6. "All work: Yvonne Coomber". Fizz Gallery. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  7. "Yvonne Coomber: Abstract flower paintings". Art5 Gallery. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  8. "Yvonne Coomber | Create Cornwall". www.createcornwall.com. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  9. Clemence, Ruth. "Devon artist makes television debut". Devon Life. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  10. "Best of the West: South Hams art galleries". Western Morning News. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  11. "Framed Prints". Azure Sidmouth. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  12. "Yvonne Coomber". Imagianation. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  13. "Exeter Living". Exeter Living. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  14. "Art Gallery | Edgar Modern | Bath". www.edgarmodern.com. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  15. "Yvonne Coomber". Dart Gallery. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  16. "Previous Artist Events that Featured Yvonne Coomber". www.yvonnecoomber.com. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  17. "Yvonne Coomber's show at Art5 Gallery -". The Latest. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  18. "YVONNE COOMBER LIMITED - Officers (free information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  19. "Paradise: Yvonne Coomber Solo Show". insideSUSSEX. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  20. "Yvonne Coomber Art - Countrylivingfair xmas". Countrylivingfair xmas. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  21. "BBC One - Countryfile". BBC. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  22. "Bring the Wild into Your Home - Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show". Cornwall Home & Lifestyle Show. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  23. "Yvonne Coomber". Sky Bristol. Retrieved 2 January 2017.

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