I was born and raised in England and studied Fine Art & Design before moving to California in my mid-twenties. An offer to create children's picture books led to writing and designing over 300 novelty, activity and pop-up books for major clients, including Random House, Disney, Scholastic, Warner Brothers and Marvel. Although I painted during those years, my love of photography grew and my photographs have appeared in many publications.
Following extended periods in Mexico, two years in Provence and cabin life high in the Rocky Mountains, I now live in Los Angeles. My travels have influenced my use of vibrant colours and textures and my training and practice as a fine artist add painterly qualities to my photographs - which are as diverse as my experiences yet have a common thread.
I see whimsical, often wry images in most of the pieces I create and I title my works accordingly, but in the end, it’s each person’s own interpretation that matters and I encourage everyone to see whatever pleases them. I use simple, hand-held cameras and available light only. No tricky lenses, no Photoshop, no cut and paste. I work meticulously in the refining process to make each work unique, meaningful and a pleasure for people to own.
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Southampton College of Art, Southampton, England. 3-year Diploma in Art and Design: Painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, printmaking, falling in love.
Los Angeles School of Advertising. 1-year conceptualization and art direction.
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Winner in NINE international juried competitions.
'LA Musings'. Featured artist in ASYMMETRIC Magazine. A 10-page feature with 13 artworks and interview. Copy link to view: www.asymmetricmag.com/featured/yvettelodge
‘Aspects of the South of France’ Petersen Publishing, London, England. Photographs spanning Monaco, Provence, Languedoc and the Pyrenees.
I have over 300 children’s picture books published internationally, as well as coffee table books, guide books and illustrated biographies. Many of these include my photographic work and most were written, designed and art-directed by me.
Winner of a NAAPA award for Best Children’s Book. Picture books published in nine languages.
September 2017 'The Healing Power of ART' International juried exhibition. Manhattan Arts International, New York
Orange County Creatives. Laguna Beach, California. National juried exhibition, ‘Green’ 2015
'Earth Spirit', WAV Ventura County. 2015
Special Spirit Inc. California. Charity auction. 2015'Water and Sky' exhibition. bG Gallery. Santa Monica. California. 2017
National touring group exhibition of black and white fine art photography, UK
Southampton Municipal Art Gallery, Southampton, UK. Exhibition of monoprints and drawings.