Yvonne Muinde is a painter and matte painter currently residing in Wellington, New Zealand. Her work mainly focuses on the challenge, truth and evolution. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, she begun her career at age ten painting murals on her bedroom wall. Since then she attended the Savannah College of Art in Georgia and completed her bachelor of Fine Arts degree in San Francisco. She then begun working as a commercial mural painter and discovered the world of public art.
Her projects attempt to showcase her identity as an artist, painter, woman and African. Her artwork reflects her experiences and travels around the world. In 2004 Yvonne begun her successful career as a matte painter, painting backgrounds in multiple films such as Avatar, The Lovely Bones, Happy Feet, Jumper, Narnia Prince Caspian, Fantastic Four and Star Wars Revenge of the Sith.
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