Yvonne van Eijden was born June 6,1956 in Oisterwijk, the Netherlands. She received her art education at the Free Academy, The Hague, The Netherlands, and at Three Schools of Art, Toronto, Canada. She came to the USA in 2000 and developed a very strong connection with the land and its people. Yvonne has always been intrigued by how communication takes place, how to read and listen between the lines. Living in the USA she speaks and thinks in a different language and rarely professionally uses her native language (Dutch) anymore; she has thus become very aware of the tenuous interpretation one can sometime obtain from the spoken or written word.