Born of a French/British father and an Irish mother, after my father died I grew up in Dublin from the age of six.

After a year at art school, followed by a year and a half at University College Dublin, I went to London where I did various jobs including working as a trainee millineer for a brief period.  Later I moved to Cambridge where I trained to be a carpenter and joiner, before going to Clare College to study architecture. 

I worked as an architect for many years, designing mainly sheltered housing and school buildings in Cambridge, Huntingdon, Newmarket and Stevenage.
Yvonne Jerrold
photo by Dumbletons

In 1989 I bought a bare field and started planting a small woodland of native trees to provide a haven for wildlife. You can see its early progress on this website, under Planting a Woodland.  Here is a picture of me planting a tree.

In 2006 I published a novel called Silent People, the unpredictable river in which was inspired by the river Dodder which flows fast down the Wicklow mountains and through the city of Dublin. My Irish grandparents lived opposite the river.

In 2008 I published A Case of Wild Justice? a novel about crime and self-defence.

I have been painting mostly in oils throughout my life and, in 2013, I took up stone carving for the first time.  I exhibit mostly at the Cambridge Drawing Society and I hold occasional Open Studios.
planting a tree
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