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Yvonne is of Dutch/Indonesian descent, One of her ancestors is Jan Toorop the first Dutch Symbolist/Impressionist painter.  She enjoys painting African portraits, wildlife and quirky African scenes.

“I paint for the sheer joy of capturing the unique people and wildlife of Africa on canvas”.

In 2009 she was commissioned to paint Nelson Mandela’s portrait for the re-opening of Mandela House in Soweto – this now hangs in the museum’s foyer.  In 2007 she was awarded 2nd place in the Nivea Art Awards. In 2014 she was invited by the Moscow State Art Gallery to exhibit at the prestigious Nagornaya Gallery in an exhibition called “Passion for Africa”.

She has paintings in private collections in South Africa, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand, UK, Korea, U.A.Emirates, Hong Kong and America.

Yvonne Sommeling
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Title: Wild Dog
Size: 61 x 51 cm
Media: Oil
Price: R 9 950 Unframed
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