Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield, an internationally noted artist and arts educator, believes teaching art is an art itself. She has received many awards for her personal and professional work both in and out of the studio and classroom. Her success as an artist and compassion as an educator centers on her appreciation of nature and human nature. Her post-doctoral research on art and psychology is published in numerous international journals.

At an early age Yvonne built a log cabin in the Oregon Mountains and began her career as a painter. Strapping on a portable French easel she back packs into remote valleys and climbs up rocky mountain sides, often with a cat or small dog as a companion. Working on location during full moon nights and in blustery afternoon storms, her paintings capture and reflect the emotion of the moment. All location paintings are done ala’prima and photographs are never used. Yvonne’s studio work allows for different expressions in a range of media from surrealistic oil paintings to fine ceramic porcelain bowls. Her interactive out-door sculptures are sited in private and public collections.

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