Nancy Yule

Artist Statement

I love to challenge myself by exploring new art medium combinations and breaking traditional rules. My work begins with exploring various materials’ properties through manipulation and defining my personal connection to the material. Using intuitiveness to create my unique artwork, I strive for interesting visual interplay between texture, colour, and shadow.

In my current work, I play with hardness versus softness: the softness of the material, whether it is paper or fabric, versus the hardness of the encaustic medium. When I capture the fabric with encaustic wax (a mixture of beeswax and resin), it alters the soft properties into hard. I find the unique merging of mediums intriguing and creatively satisfying.


Nancy Yule is a self-taught artist and lives in Cambridge, ON. Her artwork was recently published in Incite: Dreams Realized The Best of Mixed Media published by North Light Books. She was honoured to have been chosen as the recipient of the 2012 Textile, Fibre and Quilting Arts Award in the Arts Awards Waterloo Region, Kitchener ON.

In 2013 her work was shown at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Philips Square in Toronto, ON. In 2012, her art pieces were exhibited at The Gallery at Sheridan Institute, Oakville ON Memento mori and at The Gallery Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville ON Quiet Zone, Common Thread International Exhibition. In 2011, her work was exhibited in the Hard Twist: Obsession exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto ON. In 2010 at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts she had a solo exhibition entitled, “Random Acts of Stitchery” and was in traveling exhibition entitled Masterworks Southwest, Ontario Craft Council Juried Exhibition.

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