A PASSION FOR MAKEUP + ART
Yvonne's love of makeup and artistry were ignited early in life, as her mother tells the story: "She would wake up early on Saturday mornings as a child, placing all of her Colored Pencils in hot tap water until the leads became soft enough to draw on her little brother's face. She would create characters and tell stories to the family of the creatures she had created, each and every weekend. Yvonne has always painted, drawn, sketched and sculpted- through this she discovered how much more fun and interesting it was to do all of this on a 3 dimensional canvas!!
TRANSCENDING THE CANVAS
Yvonne moved from Canada to NYC to work as a professional makeup artist and educator for MAKE UP FOR EVER, in 2012 with more than 10 years of experience in freelance Artistry and Artist’s personal development.
Starting her artistic career earlier in life as a painter, Yvonne connects Make Up Artistry back to her roots in Fine-Art fundamentals.
She has worked the past 12+ years backstage for fashion with Oscar De La Renta, DSquared, Victoria Secrets Fashion Show and many other top name designers & Labels. Yvonne did makeup for the International Indian Film Awards, TV shows & films as well as provided personal artistry on background performers for Justin Beiber, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, LMFAO, and backstage at Lady Gaga’s ARTRAVE cd release party in NYC. She recently worked with Andreja Peijic for MAKE UP FOR EVER, AmFAR & Kenneth Cole as well as body makeup for Kendal Jenner for VS Fashion Show.
Yvonne also has a passion for BODYART, in all forms. She was invited to compete in the World Bodypainting Festival, held in Austria in 2015 and was recently published in New York Magazine for her Salvador Dali Body painting installation for the #Arttranscends project in Times Square, NYC. Yvonne continues to work as an Educator for an MAKE UP FOR EVER and freelance as a makeup artist in her free time.
BACK TO BASICS
After arriving in NYC, an upsurge in artistic inspiration inevitably brought her back to the FINE ARTS world and painting on canvas. Yvonne discovered a fellow community of artists at THE NEW COLLAGE, a live art show that connects local artists, music, djs and dancers in a colorful live venue each week. Yvonne frequents this Gem in the heart of the East Village as a means of constant inspiration and to continue to challenge herself in portrait painting, with the occasional live body painting installation. Yvonne has since met and worked with many NYC art gallery curators, collectors and enthusiasts and is currently showing some of her work in various Art Galleries in New York City & Brooklyn.
Today, Yvonne is happy creating + teaching ART, in any form. She feels lucky to be able to do what she loves, work along-side some of the worlds TOP makeup and fine artists and always looks forward to new ways to TRANSCEND THE CANVAS. For inquiries, commissioned work or freelance availability, click on the "CONTACT THE ARTIST" link above - OR - email directly: Yvonnetheartist1@gmail.com