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Yvonne Gallagher

Yvonne, a Malaysian-born, Sydney-based contemporary artist, has made an inspiring transition from finance to fine art. In her paintings, she passionately conveys the emotions and experiences that make us unique. Using palette knives, she layers and blends abstract shapes and colors, building up each image stroke by stroke until it comes to life.

Living in the northern beaches of Sydney, Yvonne loves being near the ocean. Whether swimming, sailing, paddle boarding, or simply walking along the beach, she finds endless inspiration in the sea. This connection often leads her to incorporate ocean-themed color schemes in her work, reminiscent of her early adulthood in Bermuda. She fondly remembers the soft, pink Bermudian sand and the mesmerizing tapestry of cerulean and turquoise waters.

For Yvonne, the ocean embodies both power and vulnerability, with its calm currents and raging storms. Similarly, her portraits capture the strength and vulnerability inherent in human nature, portraying her subjects in moments of resilience and introspection.


Recently, Yvonne has been working on a series of portraits of people who have significantly influenced her life. This series will be showcased at an upcoming exhibition in her birthplace, Kuala Lumpur, later this year. Each portrait tells a unique story, inviting viewers to explore the complexities of human identity and the vast emotional landscape. 

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From finance to art

Yvonne's artistic odyssey is a reflection of a life well-travelled and a spirit liberated to embrace the canvas. Born in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, her journey has woven through diverse landscapes, from the halls of academia as a university lecturer to the intriguing world of hedge funds in Bermuda. Her expertise later found a home as a Vice President in the finance hubs of Dublin, Ireland and Sydney, Australia.


Amidst the cosmopolitan tapestry, Yvonne discovered solace and inspiration in the world of art. With a newfound zeal, she now sets forth with an irresistable palette, summoned by a passion that transcends boundaries, immersed in private commissions, she found joy in crafting timeliness masterpieces that speak to the soul. 


Today through the strokes of colour and verve, Yvonne's art captures the essence of her journey - a symphony of passion and liberation, inviting all to partake in the kaleidoscope of emotions that dance across her canvases. Each brushstroke whispers the tale of a life unbound, a heart unchained and a soul set free.  

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Archived collections

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

October 2024

Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

December 2024

Exhibition in Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

March 2025


Welcome to my colorful world! Whether you're drawn to something from my collection or dreaming up a custom piece, I'm thrilled you're here. Let's chat about finding or creating the perfect artwork for you. From themes to colors, I'm here to bring your vision to life. Reach out, and let's start painting your story together.

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