Elaine Beckwith Gallery

Monica Yoguel, Mixed Media Drawings

Horsemen at noonMonica Yoguel
“Horsemen at Noon”
Oil pastel, acrylic 
9 x 12 inches

The drawings of Monica Yoguel convey the confidence and power of a mature artist whose ideas and emotions, fantasies, symbols and abstract forms, shine through her linear realization of an enigmatic visual world.  Long before dots, lines and symbols of the earliest mark-making were codified into the written word, the art of drawing provided a means of communication.  This is Monica’s great strength: the simple, but not simplistic, realization of thoughts and experience.   These are timeless images, evoking the “dream time” of primitive cultures.  Her portraits are evocative of lives deeply lived.  For me, these drawings provide food for the soul.