Artist Spotlight: Adele Yonchak

 

Adele Yonchak

What is your Business Name?

Adele Yonchak Fine Art

Instagram Handle:

@adeleyonchakart . Follow me HERE!

Where Do You Live?

Charlotte, NC

How long have you been with Bee Street Studio?

1.5 Years

How long have you been a working artist and selling your work?

After many years in the corporate world and having my first two children I decided to finally use my art degree professionally in early 2015.

Tell us a little more about your background (education, upbringing, family)

Having moved a few times as a child I was raised in Southwest Virginia, Eastern Tennessee and the North Carolina Piedmont. Always the creative, I really got the art bug senior year of high school and went on to earn a degree in both Business and Studio Art at Hollins University. My husband and I were married in 2008 and I had my children in 2011, 2013 and 2017 respectively. I never thought I would use my art degree professionally but am so glad I took that plunge. 

What is your favorite medium to work with? Why?

I work primarily with heavy body acrylic and a palette knife. While my formal training was in oil, I've learned to love the fast drying process of acrylic and it allows me to work quickly and layer texture that suits my creative style. 

What is one thing that no one knows about you? 

I love to read and at one point in my life I dreamt of being a novelist until I tried to start a book and realized how hard it is!

Lastly, please update us on what is going on right now in your world? Who have you collaborated with, what praises can we share? 

I exhibit in multiple galleries in the South East and have had success with national design brand partnerships like Schoolhouse Electric and Serena & Lilly.

Take a look at Adele's work!