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

Anything is Possible, 2012

Midsummer Magic, 2012

Photos courtesy of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts.