Yvonne Todd

Yvonne Todd

  • Biography

    Drawing since she could hold a pencil, Yvonne's passion for animals has led to numerous commissions, solo exhibits and juried exhibits across the country. Believing that drawing is the basis of all good art, Yvonne draws her horses and neighbors cows constantly as well as attending life drawing sessions with Andre Pater.

    Following a career in advertising design, Yvonne now spends full time in front of an easel. She has been included in many national juried exhibits, has illustrationed fences for the Kentucky Three Day event for 40 years and has also enjoyed portrait commission work of many dogs and horses. Her favorite mediums of oil, scratchboard and graphite provide technical variety.

    Constant inspiration comes from living on a farm with 10 horses, 2 dogs, a cat, and a tolerant husband.


    Oil Painters of America
    American Women Artists
    American Academy of Equine Art
    International Society of Scratchboard Artists
    The Cincinnati Art Club
    Portrait Society

  • Awards


    Lanford Monroe Award, 2018 AAEA 38th Open Juried Show, Tryon, NC
    American Academy of Equine Art signature status, 2018
    2nd Place, Oil, 2010 Raining Cats & Dogs
    Purchase Award: 1999 Kentucky National Art & Wildlife Exhibit, Henderson, KY

  • Exhibitions

    Selected Juried and Invitational Exhibits:
    National Association of Women Artists, New Members Online Show, 2021
    International Society of Scratchboard Artists, 2021, Tuscon, AZ
    American Academy of Equine Art, 2020 Aiken, SC
    Crossgate Gallery, Saratoga Exhibit, 2019. Saratoga, NY
    Viewpoint, 2019, Cincinnati, OH
    International Society of Scratchboard Artists, 2019, Berea, KY
    Duveneck Reinterpreted, 2019, Cincinnati, OH
    Kentucky Wildlife, 2019, Lexington, KY.
    View Point 51, Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH
    Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit, 2018, Henderson, KY
    A Practiced Eye, Two Person Show, Artists Attic, 2018, Lexington, KY
    AWA Spring Online Juried Show, 2018
    2018 Equine Art in the Park, 2018, Denver, CO
    AAEA Fall Open Juried Exhibit, 2018, Tryon, NC
    3 Person Show Brown Hotel, 2018, Louisville, KY
    Solo Exhibit, Gratz Park Inn, 2018, Lexington, KY
    AAEA Fall Open Juried Exhibit, 2017, Aiken, SC
    Gridworks, 2017, New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
    Illustrated Word, 2017- 2018, Mulitple site travelling show around Kentucky
    Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit, Henderson, KY, 2016
    Best and Brightest, 2016, Scottsdale, AZ
    Grace, Beauty, Spirit, Fire, 2015, 4 Artists, New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY
    An Equine Jubilee, 2015, The Arts Castle, Delaware, OH
    Art Show at the Dog Show, 2015, Wichita, KS
    6 by 6, Randy Higbee Gallery, Group Show, 2015, Costa Mesa, CA
    Solo Exhibit, Pencil, Pen, Brush 2013, Raintree Gallery, Versailles, KY
    Solo Exhibit 2013, Arts & Cultural Center, Georgetown, KY
    Reigning Cats and Dogs, 2012 & 2010, Group Show, Gallery B., Lexington, KY
    Masters of Foxhounds Traveling Exhibit, 2007, Crossgate Gallery
    American Academy of Equine Art, Group Show, (Multiple locations, multiple years)
    Solo Exhibit 2004, Fields of Dreams, Paris Artworks, Paris, KY
    National Oil & Acrylic Society - Best of America 2003, Osage Beach, MI
    Solo Exhibit 2003 - Earth Meets Sky - MetroLex Gallery, Lexington, KY
    Kentucky Visons 2003 - Governor’s Mansion, Frankfort, KY
    Solo Exhibit - Bluegrass Legacy - MetroLex Gallery, Lexington, KY
    National Park Academy of the Arts - Top 100 Jackson Hole, WY
    Animals in Art Louisiana State Veterinary Medical School, Baton Rouge, LA (Multiiple years)
    Secretariat and Man o’ War: Thoroughbreds of the Century Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky

    Published Work:

    Sidelines Magazine, November 2015, Animal Portraits, Naturally
    Southwest Art, March 2012,
    Article Titled: Strokes of Genius 3, one of five featured artists
    Strokes of Genius 3, 2011 Northlight Publications Keeneland Magazine cover, Summer 2010
    World Equestrian Games Driving and Cross Country Programs, Obstacle Illustrations
    Exquisite Equines, From House to Home, Lexington, Herald Leader
    Rolex 25th Anniversary - Several Pen & Ink Illustrations Rolex Three Day Event Program (40 years) - Cross country obstacle illustrations
    All the Queen’s Horses - Several Pen & Ink Illustrations 2002
    Ashland Stakes Print,“The Start”, Ashland. Inc. edition 500
    Arts for the Parks - Catalogue featuring Top 100 entries
    Arts Across Kentucky - Featured painter in article of equine art titled “Troye’s Legacy”
    Imperial China: The Horse in Chinese History - Several Pen & Ink Illustrations
    Notable North American Thoroughbreds- coffee table book on Thoroughbred Champions two paintings, Henry of Navare and Empery Chronicle of the Horse - Cover art, several issues

Showing all 4 artworks

Yvonne Todd

Waiting for the Others
14 x 18 ″ Oil on Linen Panel $1,100.00

Yvonne Todd

Up the Hill
12 x 24 ″ Oil on Linen Panel $1,500.00

Yvonne Todd

Moving Off
12 x 24 ″ Oil on Linen Panel $1,500.00

Yvonne Todd

Three Amigos, 2022
14 x 18 ″ Oil on Linen Panel $1,100.00