After much experimenting, Yolanda Fernandes Ly of Vaughan, Ontario, found a special preference for working in acrylic and resin. Her work has evolved from bright lively florals and expressive landscapes to a more abstract fluid feel. Her latest body of work reflects on the movement and energy of constant change in our lives, while still embracing the vibrant and light values of her florals and landscapes. From painting to creating one of a kind resin containers, home decor products and furniture pieces, Yolanda creates from the heart, passionately, incorporating movement, energy and texture.
More About Yolanda Fernandes
I was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. And spent my formative years living in the Middle east and India and traveling East Asia. From a young age I had a distinct interest in the arts and my parents nurtured my abilities through various art programs. In 1995 I moved to Canada and received a Diploma from Sheridan College and Seneca College for Art Fundamentals and Digital Media Arts in 2003.
But as life happens, my priorities shifted, pushing my passion for art to a hobby as I dealt with life’s many adventures.
For over the next decade I found a career within the medical and orthodontic fields. With various roles and responsibilities, I was able to keep my creative background and support the organizations creative design and marketing needs. In 2015, with the birth of my third child, I made a career change. I decided it was time to move on, and focus my attention to my family and my passion for art.
Being a wife, mom, owner and creator of my own art business has been the most challenging and rewarding stage in my life. I strive to create unique, transformative handmade pieces of art and décor for your personal living space, while being affordable for the everyday family!
My work has been displayed at the Cultural Expressions Art Gallery, Artusiasm Art Gallery, Hashtag gallery and more. My work has been featured on TTC and Go Transit Ads, and in the Toronto Star. I have been featured on live TV- Rogers Daytime TV and CHCH. Also featured on Nerdist.com , YorkLife Magazine, and on various blogs and social media. I have been lucky to have my work sold internationally with collectors from around the world.