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Irene Yesley

Introducing Irene Yesley of Bainbridge Island, Washington.  Irene describes herself as a geometric abstract minimalist, designing flat, hard-edge patterns against a relatively flat background. Physical textures, such as brush strokes, play a minimal role to the interplay of positive and negative shapes, and the emotional impact of color.

Irene describes her journey:

I earned an MFA in printmaking from Arizona State University. After graduation, I bought two floor looms and started making rugs and tapestries. Eventually I grew frustrated with the restraints of weaving, the warp and the weft, and especially the fact that I could never change anything, so I sold my looms and started down the path of rediscovering what kind of artist I wanted to be. I attended Haystack School of Arts and Crafts in Maine, where I was fortunate enough to have Warren Seelig as my instructor. He opened the door to all sorts of materials and experimentation.

Since then I have used pencil, pastel and oil stick on paper, done reverse painting on Plexiglas, acrylics on wooden panels and gesso board and now I have returned to painting on layers of Plexiglas and stacking them to make 3 dimensional paintings.

The outdoors is the biggest influence on my work. The first landscape I knew was Spokane, Washington, where I grew up. That was followed by the cactus of Arizona for 5 years, the urbanscapes of Boston and Washington, DC, the chaparral of Topanga Canyon, and 22 years in the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  For six years until 2004, we had a condo in Kas, Turkey, on the Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean, where I spent six months a year.

Now I live on an island across the sound from Seattle in a temperate rainforest. Without even being aware of what was happening, each new location has changed the shapes and colors in my work.

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IRENE YESLEY: Northland

IRENE YESLEY: Northland

Northland.  Acrylic paint on board.  21" x 27". Please contact the gallery for price.

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IRENE YESLEY: Other Worlds

IRENE YESLEY: Other Worlds

Monotype, framed. Dimensions: 27" x 27".

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IRENE YESLEY: Palouse

IRENE YESLEY: Palouse

Acrylic on board.

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IRENE YESLEY: Polar Midnight

IRENE YESLEY: Polar Midnight

Polar Midnight.   Acrylic paint on board.  12” x 12”.  Please call for price.

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IRENE YESLEY: Polar Noon

IRENE YESLEY: Polar Noon

Polar Noon.   Pencil and oil stick on paper.  24” x 33”.  Please call for price.

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IRENE YESLEY: Sprite 2

IRENE YESLEY: Sprite 2

Water base & acrylic paint, gold leaf, on 3 layers of plexiglass. Dimensions: 15" x 15".


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IRENE YESLEY: Sunrise

IRENE YESLEY: Sunrise

Sunrise .  Acrylic paint on board.  26" x 26". Please contact the gallery for price.

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IRENE YESLEY: Take Two

IRENE YESLEY: Take Two

A plexi piece. Framed. Dimensions: 25" x 40". Please contact the Gallery for further information.

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IRENE YESLEY: The Future of Calligraphy I

IRENE YESLEY: The Future of Calligraphy I

Two layers of plexi, acrylic, paper. Dimensions: 15" x 15".

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IRENE YESLEY: The Future of Calligraphy II

IRENE YESLEY: The Future of Calligraphy II

A plexi piece. Dimensions: 22" x 22".


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Featured Products - Paintings & Prints

IRENE YESLEY: Three Shells
IRENE YESLEY: Three Shells

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IRENE YESLEY: Four Square
IRENE YESLEY: Four Square

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