Yana lives in rural Katikati, with her family and myriad of animals, a self-taught artist preferring to work with acrylic as a medium on framed canvas.
Her style ranges from contemporary landscape to abstract, experimenting in her home art studio with the old and the new. Yana loves to paint the atmospheric, moody paintings inspired by the views from her Katikati rural home.
Her works sell throughout New Zealand and overseas including the UK, Scotland, Australia and the United States.
Yana has exhibited extensively; from the Hibiscus Art Show in Orewa to the New Zealand Art Show in Christchurch. She placed First for Best Overall Work in June 2016 at Ellerslie Art Exhibition, received Merit at the Auckland Easter Show 2014 and placed second in the acrylics section at the 2011 Franklin Arts Festival.