Yvonne is a dynamic artist from East Cork. She creates bold, uncompromising images, working at great speed.
Yvonne’s drawing style is determinedly graphic. She paints with acrylic on inexpensive card, using thick black outlines, mixing colour directly on the surface rather than a palette. Her method of production is singular and intense; she may produce a painting in a matter of just 10 minutes. Yvonne works directly from observation, often working with sitters or using imagery from books, magazines and photographs.
Yvonne has made significant contributions to learning programmes in Crawford Art Gallery; creating visitor portraits during Culture Night and participating in numerous co-created drawing workshops and artist events.
In 2020, Yvonne had a solo exhibition at University of Atypical, Belfast, and her work was selected for exhibition at Flat Iron Gallery, New York. Yvonne was also a recipient of an Arts & Disability Ireland New Work Award, and in 2021 she developed a public artwork with the support of Cork City Council and Princes Street Traders.
Yvonne has exhibited widely including: Millennium Hall and the Irish Examiner Office, Cork, Paul Bardwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Medellín, Colombia, Royal Hibernian Academy 185th and 186th Annual Exhibition, Crawford Art Gallery, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Copper House Gallery, Dublin, Cork Airport. Yvonne was a long term member of Glasheen Artists Studio Programme (GASP).