Yvonne is of Dutch Indonesian Ancestry - her great, great uncle was Jan Toorop the first Dutch Symbolist, Impressionist and Art Nouveau Painter. Yvonne has always been in the arts having been an opera singer, model and actress in her younger years. She is now a full time artist .
She won 2nd place in the South African Nivea Art Awards in 2007.
Her paintings are in private collections in Dubai, Hong Kong, Holland, Belgium, New Zealand, UK, USA and South Africa.
Her painting “Three Faces of Mandela” was commissioned for the re-opening of Mandela House in Soweto. This now hangs in the entrance to the Museum.
Her paintings are currently being exhibited at Dala Artz Gallery in KZN