Brought up on a farm and spending a large portion of her childhood in the Emerald Isle, her mother’s homeland, Yvonne was greatly influenced by the simplicity and beauty that was woven into the land. She has been shaped by the gentle passion that ran through the people and culture that surrounded her childhood. Influenced also by music and magic she developed a love of life early from a very early age.
Yvonne has lived a colourful and textured life and this is reflected in her paintings. Through her work she embraces poetry of structure to support the poetry that is inherent in her subject.
Inspired by the world and all it contained, Yvonne travelled widely in her twenties with a thirst for exploration and discovery. She spent time living and working in the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Europe. One of her most formative journeys was spent with a horse-drawn community in England, discovering ancient, sacred and forgotten parts of our land.
Her spirit of curiosity and deep enquiry led her to pursue a degree in philosophy and literature at Brighton University following by formal fine art training in Sussex.