My body of work in this exhibition has been inspired by the movement of the human figure, in particular the movement of children. 

The expressive, unapologetic brush strokes and sweeping charcoal marks capture the essence of their free flowing movement and whimsical dance. 

My simple mark making techniques and use of a limited colour palette assists in isolating the movement of the figure in an uncomplicated composition.

I usually work on multiple pieces at once to allow the work to develop over time and to make sure every mark remains considered and organic.

Yvonne Mathisen