Yvonne Maloney was born on the Mediterranean island of Malta, where she spent her childhood before immigrating with her family to Canada and later to the United States. It was in Malta where she feels the sense of color and form was ingrained.

“I was surrounded by historical architecture, Maltese traditions and the wonderful blue Mediterranean Sea which imprinted my experiences and emotions that I continue to incorporate into my paintings”. Growing up in Malta, her artistic talents were directed toward opera as an active singing member of the International Light Opera Society.

Yvonne discovered her love for art in her early teenage years and started painting with water colors and oil pastels. 


Yvonne’s contemporary work is translating the beauty she sees in her world onto canvas. Her elegant paintings are bold, beautiful and full of vibrant colors. Celebrating the nature of flowers, animals and women reminds us to enjoy natural beauty in life. Her contemporary style fits perfectly with her subjects and sets a quiet mood of serenity.


Yvonne enjoys sharing her work at exhibitions and in alternate locations such as galleries, museums and community spaces. She sees the cycle of living, painting and giving as essential balance to her existence as an artist.

Mrs. Maloney is a devoted artist with a kind soul. She feels that selling her art work is a fulfilling act of sharing. Yvonne donates 100% of her art proceeds to charitable organizations.

Yvonne Maloney resides in Rancho Santa Fe and Palm Springs California along with her husband Steve, who is also a renowned artist.

Biography - Yvonne Maloney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012             ART San Diego, Contemporary Art Fair, San Diego, CA
2012             The Symphony of Color, Agora Gallery, New York, NY
2011             The Rhythm of Color, Agora Gallery, New York, NY
2009             estro-GEN, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert CA
2007             Treasures of the West, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2006             Art for Healing, Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center, NY, NY
2006             Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2002–2005     Art for Healing, New York, NY
2002–2005     Artists Council Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs CA
2004             Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2004             Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2003             Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2003             Sotheby’s Invitational Art Auction, Academy of Art, New York, NY
2002             Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA

Biography - Yvonne Maloney

Extended Solo Exhibitions

2018              Women and Sisters, Le Vallauris Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA
2018              A Colorful Collection, Clayton Cooke Dentistry in the Ranch,
2017              The Colors of Provence, Le Vallauris Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA
2017              Springtime, Clayton Cooke Dentistry in the Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2016              The Art of Food, Le Vallauris Restaurant, Palm Springs, CA
2009–2010      Jensen’s Finest Foods, Palm Springs CA
2006–2007      Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
2003–2005      Wells Fargo Bank, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
2005              North Fork Bank, New York, NY
2003–2005      KPBS, San Diego Public Radio & TV, San Diego, CA
2003–2005      University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
2003–2005      Mister A’s Restaurant, San Diego, CA
2004              Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, Scripps Hospital, La Jolla, CA and Encinitas, CA
2001              Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

Education and Influences

Art has always been a part of my life. I have been painting for over 18 years now. Initially I was a self-taught artist drawing from a sense of color and light ingrained during my youth when living in the Mediterranean. I began seriously painting in 2000. The influences of Matisse and Modigliani are prevalent in my work.


Best Use of Color Award, Palm Springs Art Museum, Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA

Public Commissions

2004   Hail Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, MI
2003   Path of the Big Horn, Palm Springs, CA


All proceeds of my art are donated to the charities below

American Cancer Society
Boy Scouts of America
Casa De Amparo
Face in the Mirror
FIND – Food Bank of the Coachella Valley, CA
Foundation for the Children of the Californias​
GCTF, Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Ovary Foundation
Guide Dogs of the Desert
Habitat for Humanity, Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Helen Woodward Animal Hospital

Kids’ Corps
KPBS Public Radio & TV
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale AZ
Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society
Smile Train
Scripps Health Foundation 
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Desert Pride Center

Private Collections

Beverly Hills, CA
Farmington Hills, MI
Glen Arbor, MI
Grosse Point, MI
Gull Lake, MI
Hickory Corners, MI
Kamuela, HI
La Quinta, CA
Laguna Beach, CA
Malibu, CA
New York, NY
Palm Beach, FL
Palm Springs, CA
Rancho Mirage, CA

Saratoga, CA
Scripps Hospital Encinitas, CA
Scripps Hospital La Jolla, CA   
Scottsdale, AZ             ‘Face in the Mirror’ Foundation
Seattle, WA
Toppenish, WA
Troy, MI
​Yountville, CA
Leeds, England
Phnom Penh, Cambodia  
Sydney, Australia
Tijuana, Mexico          ‘Hospital for the Children of the Californias’
Toronto, Canada

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