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Artist Barbara Yon


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Barbara Yon, a native of Anderson, SC now resides in Ridge Spring, South Carolina.
After teaching school for twenty years and rearing two children, she began to pursue herinterest in art. When she was a small girl her single parent mother could not afford artlessons but Barbara remembered how excited she would be to get a new box of crayons.
She loved the smell, the feel and what those little sticks could do. Today she works inwater media, in conjunction with collage and many other painting paraphernalia-like abox of crayons. She enjoys experimenting with the media.
She is a member of Anderson Artist Guild, Aiken Artist Guild, North Augusta ArtistGuild, Artist Guild of Ridge Spring and the South Carolina Water media Society.
She is recipient of numerous awards at the state and local level with latest award being"Best in Show" in North Augusta. Her art from the South Carolina Water Media SocietyShow traveled the state for one year. She also was guest artist at Pearl Gallery inPortland, Oregon and the Paper Mill Art Gallery of New Jersey.
Barbara's art includes collages made from various Asian papers collected from missiontrips to Japan, Taiwan and Indonesia. She taught classes there and even had an art showin Japan.
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