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About Yvette

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


The works below are a selection of the most popular I have created and of course include my personal favourites. They say that the only time one wastes paint, is if you leave it in the tube. As a testament to that, I often keep empty tubes. I keep it to remind myself I tried. I remind myself that I am growing.

Welcome to the front row seat of my exciting journey as an artist thriving in South Africa!   

She with the scarf

Drown with poise

Bring it

Other services

My core business is creating art but I am passionate about mental health and well-being. I write about my personal experiences and explore the wonders and not-so-hot times in parenthood as well. 

  • Blogger and Writer

  • Public Speaker

  • Mentor

contemporary art in south africa Yvette Hess - Sweet Regret Final

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