Abstract painter Yolanda Sanchez earned an MFA from Yale in the mid ’90s, 15 years after earning a Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from Florida State. It’s not surprising that in her artist’s statement, Sanchez discusses how her work is “a gathering of [her] awareness of being,” and that her goal is “to become a more finely tuned observer.” What is obvious to us, and of course the reason we chose her for this week’s CMYLK, is that she clearly lives in a beautifully colored world.

Above: She Likes to Party, 2012

Yolanda Sanchezs Abstract Paintings in main art  Category
Anything is Possible, 2012

Yolanda Sanchezs Abstract Paintings in main art  Category
Midsummer Magic, 2012

Photos courtesy of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.