Yvonne was born and raised on a cattle ranch in Elk Grove, California, which explains her passion for horses, animals and people. Capturing a sense of feeling and a moment in time through use of color and light is the goal in each of her paintings. She works in a variety of media. She has won numerous awards, which include Best of Show, California State Fair Purchase Award, Outstanding Pastel Award in the Bold Brush Painting International Competition and Best Equine Award in the WAOW 45th National Exhibition. She was also named top 70 in the Southwest Art Magazine Competition. She has taught art workshops in the community for over 30 years.
Many of her works have been done on commission. Her paintings hang throughout the U.S., including the Sacramento State Capital and Washington D.C. Yvonne is a Signature Member of WAOW and the Colored Pencil Society of America.