Yvonne receive her Bachelors' degree in 1998 from Connecticut College, New London in Fine Art and a Masters' Degree in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven in May 2015.
She founded the Branford Art Center and YMG Wellness in May of 2015.
Yvonne's shares her passion for art and spends time sharing it by inspiring others to develop their own. Over the past 5 years she has brought the healing aspects of art to people in Hospice and people living with mental and physical health challenges at the VA and the Branford Art Center.
Yvonne uses the non-threatening quality of art making to offer clarity, shedding light on the present moment with safety. She has been holding art workshops (called 'Creative Meditations') in her home for more than 10 years, occasionally culminating in a gallery show of group work. Two shows took place at Art Space of Norwich, CT.
Yvonne is a past member of the Norwich Art Council, the Shoreline Arts Council of Old Saybrook, CT, and the Creative Arts Workshop of New Haven, CT. Yvonne is currently a member of the American Art Therapy Association, the New Haven Arts Council and the Shoreline Arts Alliance.