Yvonne is a self taught artist and a long time resident of Chattanooga who grew up painfully shy. She uses art as a way to express inner feelings. She first became interested in art when her mother noticed a doodle that was in her notepad. From that day forward, she has pursued art with a passion and describes the experience as a perfect love story. She was introduced to the H*Art Gallery through one of the Community Classes. Yvone is a low-income senior who allows art to lift her up. She often comes to the gallery to get away from the apartment.