Yvonne Meissner was born and raised in St John's Newfoundland, and now residing in Claremont Ontario.
Since taking up residency in Ontario in 1966 she has maintained close emotional ties with her family and friends back home.
Over the years Yvonne and her family have enjoyed many summer vacations on the island.
Those trips have been a source of inspiration in her work
Painting has always been her passion. In 1994 Yvonne decided to pursue formal artistic training at the Ontario College of Art & Design. She graduated in 1998 after a 4 year course of study in the Fine Arts Program.
Yvonne exhibits her art work in and around Toronto. She also participates in the Durham Region and Uxbridge Studio tours.
Yvonne works on canvas and wood. She is particularly interested in the tactile qualities resulting from painting and layering with mixed media. This process results in low relief abstract forms. she has a passion for experimenting with materials and takes advantage of those surprise happenings that occur in the process of working.