Welcome to Klein Art

I am Yolanda van der Lelij Klein.  Born originally in the Netherlands, I moved to America when I was 36 along with my husband and three children and have been in Willcox, Arizona ever since.

I started to paint in 2010 after meeting with a friend who was building a studio at the time.  She introduced me to the basics of painting and I have been hooked ever since.  Since then I have taken a few college courses and work shops but I am mostly self-taught.  Every time I paint the joy of learning new ways to figure out composition, form, value, lightning techniques drives me to try again and again until I am able to paint my vision on canvas.  Water mixable oils are my favorite medium, but I do enjoy pencil drawings and water colors for variety.