Yvonne was brought up on a farm and spent a large portion of her childhood in Ireland. Surrounded by music and myth she developed a love of life early on.
She travelled widely in her twenties, 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. She has a degree in philosophy and literature from Brighton University and formal fine art training in Sussex.
“My paintings are inspired by the gentle hills and the singing rainbows of tumbling, spilling, flowers outside my studio which is nestled deeply in the folds of Devon. Painting for me is a love affair: I am profoundly passionate about it, it grips my heart tightly and I yearn for it when I am away. I feel things with a burning intensity and my canvas provides a container for these huge emotions.
Seduced by colour I perceive the world accordingly. My palette is blazing and lyrical by turns, with hot and vibrant hues inspired by the many journeys I have made in my life. I almost always work outside so howling gales and gentle breezes have as much influence on my painting as lacy ice and scorching sunshine.
My work is a celebration of the joy and ultimate purity of the human spirit and embraces all that is magical: the unseen is as relevant as the seen in the finished piece.”
Limited Edition Print.
Image Size 37 x 37 cm