"'I find art is an ongoing journey of discovery. As an artist it gives me great pleasure to develop and improve my skills and to push myself into new areas of self-expression. I find myself on the brink of excitement as I explore the source of my inspiration. The versatility of watercolour and the bright staying power of acrylics are challenges to my creativity and my love of experimentation." Yvonne has been recognized by her peers with the awarding of a lifetime membership to Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and is highly regarded by the membership of the Federation of Canadian artists winning numerous awards over the years for works selected into their annual juried exhibitions. She is also a member of the Society of Canadian Artists, Calgary, Alberta. Yvonne was a finalist in the Artist Magazine Annual Competition 1999 and has had articles published in The Watercolour Gazette, Events Magazine, Showcase, Capital News and Kelowna & Okanagan Life Magazine.