Yvonne Sovereign majored in fine art in high school, attending a special program for the artistically gifted. She attended summer classes at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and majored in Fine Art at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Yvonne works in oils, watercolors and graphite drawing, and her subjects vary from landscapes to animals. She is best known for her sensitive portrayal of dogs.
Yvonne has exhibited in numerous juried shows, had one and two person shows and taught art classes. She has been accepted in the juried show, Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS for a number of years since its inception, where she has won numerous awards including a Best In Show in 2013; a piece which was purchased by the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City.
She has also received awards at the Watercolor Society of NC regional show, Moore County arts council yearly exhibition and the Sanford (NC) Brush and Palette show, including several Best’s In Show. She has been a finalist in three Richeson Art competitions.
She received a runner up Best In Show at the Arts Council of Wayne County juried show and an artistic grant from Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.
Yvonne’s work is in private collections in the United States, Canada, England, Sweden, Finland, Japan and Australia. Her work has appeared on numerous magazine covers. Yvonne lives in Sanford, NC where she has Southern Wind Studio on her home property.