Chenango Stories: Yvonne Morehead

Art is a medium in which one can express who they are and what they have gone through. It can also serve as an outlet for frustration, joy, sadness and anything in between.

Spread throughout this local artist’s home are some of her own acrylic pieces done in abstract. “I have always done abstract, even when I was little I drew the same way,” said Yvonne Morehead. Morehead says art has always been her passion and when she was little she would watch her aunt, another artist, paint landscapes and portraits. “I always adored watching her,” she says. Morehead says although she does not do landscapes, she feels her experience with her aunt led her the direction in which she is going today.

Morehead grew up in Oxford and graduated in 1987. Following high school she says her parents wanted her to get a “fall back” plan and not go to college to study the arts but to study nursing. “You can guess how that went,” says Morehead. “An artist taking nursing courses just doesn’t fit.”

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