I love it! Your painting is the best thing in my house, except for me, my wife and my daughter.
- Executive Chef Raphael, Vago,

About Me

Artist Bio

Yvonne Callaway has an affinity for colour & laughter, also a profound connection with the harsher realities of life. An intense empathy with subjects allows her to capture subtleties of emotion in dazzling colour, with a significant dose of whimsy.

Exhibiting and selling since 2000, in many juried or invitational shows, her works are in corporate & private collections in Europe, North America & Latin America. She was born in London, England.


I have to paint. I get downright grumpy if kept from it for too long.

The work of Max Beckmann, Xenia Hausner, Édouard Manet and Alice Neel affect me viscerally, while the abstract works of Sol Lewitt & Joan Mitchell “talk” to me through colour & form. I want to have that effect on audiences, and use forceful lines (or outlines) and committed colour statements.

There is often a psychological undercurrent or edginess, hinting at a story (or several) beyond the canvas. The narrative shifts with each viewing, making the works endlessly alive, available to another interpretation, another story. These shifts contribute to the Aha! factor & the pleasure of (re)viewing.

Select Exhibitions

2017  The Show. At Brent's Place, Alexandria ON
2016  The Slightly Strange Show, Alexandria Library
2016-15  Apples & Art Tour
2015  The Collectors' Fair Invitational, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
2015  La campagne ludique / Country Whimsy Georges Laoun, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts building (with Vie Juteau)
2015  Annual Juried Group show The Art Gallery (TAG) Cornwall
2014-15  Martintown Mill Art & Farmers’ Market
2014  203rd Williamstown Fair (winner 1st, two 2nd, two 3rd)
2012-  ARTelier Pointe-Claire QC
2012-13  Square One Art Gallery of St Albert, Alberta
2011  Wildcard Project Fundraiser for Nichoir Bird sanctuary
2011  Painted Ladies Wiscasset Maine
2010  image3, Georges Laoun, MMFA (with C Ascher & D Collet)
2010 Landfill Art Project Wilkes-Barre PA
2008 Flights of Fancy Juried, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
2008 Art at Home Invitational, under auspices of Galerie de la Ville, DDO
2007  Spring Break! Aikawa Gallery, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Solo
2007 Mind Games Juried, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
2006-7 The New Collection 2007 Juried, Stewart Hall, Pointe-Claire, Qc
2006  Bees' Knees & Hens' Teeth Galerie Design Ex Machina, Pointe-Claire, Solo
2006  Bien Assise Les Belles Soeurs, Montreal, Solo
2005  Double Take: Ways of Seeing Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Solo
2004 Structural Integrity Juried, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
2003  Night Magic Zéro Celsius, Ste Adèle, Solo
2002  Ripe Georges Laoun, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Building, Solo
2002  Les Inconnues Galerie Art en Majuscule, Montreal
2001  Wild, Weird & Wonderful F*L*Y Montreal, Solo
2001 Persons, Places, Things Pavillon Des Arts de Ste Adèle, Solo
2000  Beginnings Georges Laoun, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts building


Concordia University
Giorno & Sera
Il Centro
Landfill Art Project (USA)
Sur La Mer Inn (USA)
TF Firma
Acqui Terme, Italy
Atlanta, Georgia
Beverly Hills, California
Boca Raton, Florida
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Boston, Massachusetts
Durango, Colorado
Edmonton, Alberta
Houston, Texas
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Montreal, Quebec
Napierville, Illinois
New York, New York
Paris, France
Perpignon, France
Poitiers, France
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ste Adèle, Quebec
St Sauveur, Quebec
Tel Aviv, Israel
Toronto & Ottawa, Ontario
Vancouver, British Columbia
Washington, DC


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