Born in Sidcup, Yvonne Fuller has lived in St Mawes since 1994. She studied painting at Bromley College of Art and Goldsmiths' College, University of London, where her tutors included Frank Auerbach and Bernard Dunstan. Her work is mainly representational. She painted for several years as a resident artist in Dulwich Picture Gallery, where some of her watercolours of gallery life were purchased for the permanent collection. This led to a term as Official Artist to the British Medical Association, documenting events for the British Medical Journal.
More recently she was appointed as Artist to Cornwall County Council, recording the historic outbuildings at Mount Edgcumbe. She has also documented Trewithen House near Truro. Exhibition venues include the Phoenix Galleries in Lavenham and Highgate, and at Sotheby’s and, closer to home, the New Gallery Portscatho, Tregony Gallery and Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes. She has prepared designs and painted scenery for stage productions including Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” for the Royal College of Music Opera School, Handel’s “Amadigi” and “Il Pastor Fido” for the Unicorn Opera, Abingdon, and for several pantomimes. Some of her larger paintings have been sold to support eye charities in the developing world. Her painting 'St Mawes from Lanarth' of 1995 is included in the 'Oil Paintings in Public Ownership' catalogue for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and is part of the collection of the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
Painting in oils, watercolour, pen and wash
works and access
New Gallery Portscatho; Tregony Gallery
misc further info
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & IOS, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership;