Yvonne Reddick was initially inspired to paint by a trip to Italy where she was struck by the beauty of the old world paintings and sculptures, particularly those from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Her own work emulates the methods of European Old Master painters, such as Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Like them, she uses the dramatic play of light and shadow to create striking yet intimate compositions.
With great skill, Reddick renders her still lifes into delectable, sensuous visions. A studious and meticulous painter, she patiently builds her oil paintings; each work is made up of many layers of paint. Consequently, they seem to glow with light and achieve a depth and intensity of saturated colour.