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Yvonne is a full-time artist, has a diploma in Art and is an Associate of the “Watercolor society” of South Africa.
She paints in fluid acrylic as well as specializing in “plein air” watercolour sketching, (painting and sketching out doors )

In 2010 and 2019 she was selected as artist in residence at the renown “International Cité des Arts” in Paris, France, learning and participating with fellow artists from around the world.

For the past nine years, Yvonne spends six months a year, as the “Artist in Resident” aboard Expedition Passenger ships, traveling to the Polar regions and beyond. Here she offers Art workshops and lectures in “Arts and Culture” to an international clientele.

When back home in Cape Town, she hosts Art Retreats and workshops around South Africa, teaching the joys of Plein air sketching and journaling, as well as presentations to Art organizations and societies.

As Yvonne’s work has evolved over the years of being a professional artist, her focus, at the present time, is to capture the light and moment of her subject. 

For many years she has been painting in oil, which is her preferred medium but she has also used watercolour for most of her life, as it is a light, unfussy medium to travel with, fast drying and captures the impression. She finds that working in both mediums gives her variety and keeps things interesting and challenging.

Yvonne has a passion for travel and in 2014, spent 5 weeks aboard the MS Expedition as Resident Artist, traveling up the West Coast of Africa.

Africa, with all its cultures and colour, is a never ending inspiration.

Yvonne has been exhibiting widely in galleries in and around South Africa.


Diploma in Recreational Art
WSSA Associate (Watercolour Society of South Africa)
Member of SASA (South African Society of Artists) and Association of Arts
Member of Association of Arts, Pretoria


Yvonne Ankerman
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Title: Protea
Size: 70 x 60 cm
Media: Oil
Price: R 4 550 Unframed
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