In 1994, Yolanda traveled to Bermuda. She visited a quaint little art studio where beautiful watercolors filled the Victorian rooms. The British artist, whose name has been forgotten, painted lovely pristine landscapes. Yolanda fell in love with these pictures and wished to be able to paint, similarly. After her return, she embarked on her journey in watercolor.
In recent years, her paintings have centered on vacation places that were special, like Bermuda, Charleston, Arizona, San Diego, Cancun, Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque. Her emphasis is on the indigenous subjects like flowers, plants, missions, houses, beaches, and people. These paintings from her travels formed a series entitled “A Sense of Place.”
Yolanda is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS,) and the Potomac Valley Watercolorist, MD. Her paintings were widely exhibited, in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She has held several solo and two person shows.
Yolanda graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, College of Fine and Applied Arts. She holds a Degree in Architecture and is a professional architect in the State of Maryland. She teaches Watercolor and Chinese Brush Painting at Maryland art centers.