Yvonne Piburn was a landscape and still life oil painter. Since she could no longer work with oil paints the last year of her life and started drawing with pastels. With all of her work, she took notice of the way light and shadow interacted with color to make objects more tangible giving her pieces a dynamic depth. She received a B.F.A. from SUNY Cortland and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University. While living in Ithaca, NY, she taught art at South Seneca Elementary school and was a respected member of the State of the Art Gallery.