Yvette was born in 1969 and grew up in Bloemfontein. She studied Architecture and after her studies moved to Cape Town where she started working as an Architect in training. She worked in that profession for 10 years.
After her children were born she found the demands of the architectural and building industry too much and decided to take up her art again. She has always loved art and has been drawing and painting since she was a child.
She mainly works in oils with a palette knife. She loves thick impasto work. Yvette presently lives, with her family, in Durbanville, Cape Town.