From early days in landscape, Yvonne’s work has evolved through abstract expressionism to her current style of work.
Her previous work has always tried to combine provocative themes with an impulsive and instinctual style.
This has drifted within figuration and abstraction, with densely worked surfaces that evoke personal felt emotions, combining environmental issues with the symbolism of human contact.
Visits to Russia moved the work into examining our relationship with the built environment, architectural spaces and forms.
Yvonne's current work in painting and printmaking primarily draws inspiration from the strange and curious images and ideas taken from the Wunderkammern and the art of natural history illustration.
Within this contextual framework are placed her own environmental concerns.
The work employs a sometimes subtle and ambiguous visual language, at times not immediately readable, making curious connections between old images and new ideas.
The work also explores environmental issues relating to depletion of animal species, mutation and climatic change.