Painting is my passion and my subjects are very diverse. From still life, figures, animals and most everything I see daily inspires me. My creativity began at home with supportive parents who encouraged me to study classical ballet. A curiosity in my surroundings and love of form and movement throughout my study of classical ballet in turn nourished my desire to create through drawing and painting. Thus, a life long journey in learning from what I see in my surroundings which I transfer to the canvas.
My formal study included earning a B.F.A. at St. Mary's Dominican College in New Orleans and later training under the direction of my principal instructor and mentor Marc Chatov. I have studied intensive classical figure drawing with Ben Smith and Sherrie McGraw and workshops with Roseta Santiago.
This has formed the foundation of my career as a painterly realist.
Yvonne is represented by Anne Irwin Fine Art Atlanta, Ateiler Gallery Charleston, South Carolina Gallery 1401 Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Shain Gallery Charlotte, North Carolina.
Yvonne is also in the permanent collections at the Fairmont Hotel Scottsdale, Arizona , Bacchanalia,
Atlanta, Georgia and Blackberry Farm, Tennessee.
Oil Painters of America
Women Painters of the Southeast