Yvette Hess artist

About ME?

I am an expressive artist and mental health advocate based in South Africa. Painting for me is more than just a way to make money. My business journey started off as a therapy suggested by my psychologist. She asked me to attend a few art classes after my third major depression episode. 

Since then it evolved into much more! Yes, I still use it as an outlet, but I have embraced the healing it provides and that even though I live with mental illness, I am still empowered. 

Welcome to my corner where I showcase my bold, impressionist works of art and where I share bits of my mental health journey too. 

Every bit of paint I spread on canvas is guaranteed to represent every fibre of my being! 

Step into your light.

Some of my past works


This painting was one of those works that could not wait to be born. She was also one of the first paintings I created using solely a palette knife. She can be found in the home of Celeste Stewart.

Respect the doek

This painting was inspired by the natural hair movement. Although she was not a commission, I was inspired to create her using my dear friend Mandisi Nhlapo’s photo of herself. She can be found in Qatar. 

cherry oil painting


In this painting,  I further explored my love for the palette knife and bold colour. She can be found in Qatar.

Your unique Baby Heartbeat painting

About Baby heartbeat paintings

This is an incredible keepsake of your baby’s first heartbeat and/or as a tribute for a rainbow baby (after miscarriage).  I also have ideas for adoptive parents or parents who are grieving and would like something that is unique and captures beautiful memories. 

*And if you’re shopping for rainbow baby, I am so very sorry for your loss. Let’s remember baby in the best way- through art and heart. 

  • Small dimensions: 51cm x 26cm 
  • Medium dimensions: 76.5cm 38.5cm 

These can be done in various sizes but the above are standard. Let’s chat about your needs.

  • Materials: Canvas, Oil paint
  • Made to order using your images

I use door to door courier services. 

Shipping costs vary but expect to pay between R100 – R150 

Delivery takes up to 5 working days.



Yvette is the most vibrant and honest personality I've ever encountered. She has such an inviting soul that one can't but help being drawn to her. Her artistic talent is astounding and I admire her use of colour and boldly formed compositions. As an advocate for mental health issues Yvette takes a strong but caring approach and has guided me through many personal battles with love and encouragement. She is one of my favourite people of all time.
Tarryn Dunkley
Designer, Artist & Crafter

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