“That time I painted with oils and my fingernails were always dirty, I rather bought the ice cream than the turpentine. People had me often mistaken for a field worker”. She said.
She graduated from the Nursing School which was a strong and unconditional wish of her Mother and she was thrown in to a reality. But working as registered nurse didn’t discouraged her from being creative. Yana enrolled herself in to an art school. Painting, creating and writing poetry occupied all her free time. Later worked at her town TV station where others noticed her talent and ability to see through an esthetic eye. 1980 her poetry was published in “Nove Slovo” (local magazine) and the same year she had her first art show, organized by City hospital and the faculty of Medicine.
Late august of 1987 she become a refugee of a communist regime and arrived to Ottawa, Ontario in 1989.
She loves positive people and her projects are always based on that. Yana follows the Artpositivism society, where her idol is E.R.Tagle, Filipino artist. She works on children’s book illustrations and having art showings in Ottawa area frequently.