Animalia is the latest series by oil painter Yvonne Mendez. Throughout Yvonne’s career, she has grown to appreciate the diversity of the animal kingdom and the critical interdependence humans and animals share. The importance of the relationship between Humans and animals cannot be underestimated. Animals bring a wide range of benefits to people and Mendez aims to capture the spirit of each animal in her portrait oil paintings.
Yvonne’s animal portraits evoke a complex and enigmatic energy in which the viewer is able to make an emotional connection to the subject. These connections to animals, close and distant, real and perceived, serve as the conduit to the environment to which humans are dependent. Animalia brings a unique perspective to the world of Yvonne Mendez.