The beauty of a sunrise, a majestic mountain, a cool waterfall in the middle of a forest, wild flowers blooming in the spring, these are all images that inspire me to paint.
I like to peruse art magazines and books to gain knowledge and ideas for my work.
Presently, oil is my medium of choice, after having experimented with acrylics and watercolours.
For the past five years, I have been fortunate to paint with a small group of friends, led by our mentor and teacher, Loraine Ure. Loraine is a gifted artist who guides me through each painting from mundane to a very special piece.
I have painted numerous subjects, florals, birds, landscapes, seascapes and portraits, but haven’t yet found a specific subject to focus on.
My style is representational, and though I strive to be more loose and use more texture in my paintings they tend to be smooth and leave the viewers with a feeling of peace and tranquility.
Yvonne Berget, Biography
Since 2003, Yvonne has been a member for the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove, where she participated in workshops given by several local artists, including Judy Martin, and Cindy Barratt. In addition she has taken workshops from other Canadian artists, such as Willy Wong, Frank Haddock, Gail Adams, Frances Alcott and Michael O’Toole.
These workshops were instrumental in instilling the desire to paint, and after experimenting with several different mediums, Yvonne chose to concentrate on oils.
Five years ago, Yvonne discovered an Edmonton painter named Loraine Ure, who impressed her with her talent for painting children. She decided that she wanted to be a student of Loraine’s, and has been painting with her ever since. Loraine is a very gifted painter who encourages her students to stretch their ability, but doesn’t hesitate to correct when necessary.
Yvonne paints a wide variety of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, florals and birds. Mostly she paints from photographs, but often changes them slightly to make them her own.
When painting, Yvonne strives to bring a peaceful and serene feeling to the viewer.