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Sir Reginal - Master Feline of House Lucking

Sir Reginal - Master Feline of House Lucking

Oil on Canvas 2017


Sadie Joy

Oil on Canvas 2017


Sophie of Shady Brook Lane

Puppy Love

Oil on Canvas 2011


Dancing in her Dreams

Mckenna - Dancing in her Dreams

Oil on Canvas


Out of Russia - He may be wondering about the Russian Mother who gave him away.A Girl and Her Dog

Out of Russia                                                            A Girl and Her Dog

Oil on Canvas



Pilate's Wife I In spired by the Mark Aston Novel," She Stands Alone. My first pastel outside of Mr. Bruns Art class in 1961 when I was 13.

Pilate' Wife

Yvonne Herd - Pastel on Paper  ” 1961

29” x 24”

At age thirteen, this was my first pastel outside of Mr. Bruns’ art class. It was inspired by “She Stands Alone”, a fictional love story about Pilate’s Wife. I purchased the book for a dime in a wonderful book-filled room above an antique shop near Coffee Street in our town of Greenville, SC. I believe there is a Jazz Club in that location now. In the fall of 1961, it won a blue ribbon at the Greenville County Fair.


Pilate's Wife II - 15 years after the pastel . Art was calling me.


Pilate's Wife

Oil on Canvas


This is the first painting that I did after I decided it was impossible for me to quit painting. It was also the last painting that Mr. Bruns critiqued for me before his death in 1977. It is based on the first pastel that I painted independently outside his class when I was thirteen.


Pilate's Wife She Stands Alone orig
inal  Oil by Yvonne Herd Arrowood  All rights reseved by the Artist

Pilate's Wife - She Stands Alone

Oil On Canvas

Detail from she Stands Alone. A sudden Inspiration in 2003. Preparations began, but it was 2012 before the painting began. it would be 2016 before I called it finished.

Detail from Pilate's Wife


Portrait of Ginger. One man's love of a lifetime. It is an old fashioned love story.

Portrait of Ginger

The Love of a Lifetime -An Old Fashion Love Story


Joshua from his K 4 Kindergarten photo circa 1979        Jonathan's K$ Photo circa 1982       Joseph's K4 photo circa 1984   

Joshua.....                 .............Jonathan...........................      Joseph

Our Three Sons-1986-from K-4 Images



Detail from The Ballet Dancer by Yvonne Herd Arrowood 1980's        The Engagement      Hope - Pastel on Paper 1989- artist Yvonne Herd Arrowood


Detail -A Ballet Dancer                     The Engagement                                   Hope

 Private Collection 1980's                          Oil on Canvas 1980's                                    Pastel 1989  



       Beautiful Friend                                   Modern Madonna oil by Yvonne Herd Arrowood

               Beautiful Friend                                                   Modern Madonna  

                   Oil on panel 1996                                                                  Oil on panel 1997




Bud Trunick, Drama in the Desert Remembered Original Oil By Yvonne Herd Arrowood

"Bud Trunick - Civil Engineer "

Desert Drama Remembered - Copper by Belt at Twin Buttes


Mr. Trunick's specialty was and is "bulk material handling"...what an understatement!!!  In material handled, the volumn at Twin Buttes was nearly twice that of the Oroville Dam project in California and ranked alongside the famous Aswan High Dam in Egypt. Bud Trunick is remembered for his participation in both the Oroville Dam with McDowell Wellman and the Twin Buttes project with Hewitt-Robins. Out in the Arizona Desert, a handshake between Trunick and Anaconda Company president, Jack Knaebel, sealed Hewitt Robbins 10,000,000.00 participation in the Twin Buttes project. In 1966 and 67, Trunick was Hewitt-Robins' estimator, salesman, engineer and site project manager.

The Hewitt-Robins complex at the south end of the Anaconda copper mining pit was engineered to move both overburden and ore, either separately or simultaneously. It was composed of two side-by- side, sixty inch conveyors that sloped to the bottom of the pit... At a little more than halfway down into the pit, two other sixty-inch conveyors split off obliquely from either side of the main conveyors. In all more than 50,000 feet of Hewitt-Robins steel cable reinforced rubber belt were employed on the mining project at Twin Buttes...Thus "Copper by Belt" as indicated on the magazine cover in Mr. Trunick's hands.

At the top of the magazine, I have dated and aged the magazine to further reference this special time period in Mr. Trunick's past. When the portrait is signed and dated 2007, it will establish that this is Mr. Trunick - forty years after Twin Buttes...As Mr. Trunick approaches his eightieth year, he continues to solve engineering problems across the country.  Armed only with a calculator, graph paper, and a pencil, he and his creative mind are still in demand by others with computers and a lot more letters after their name.


Detail of Bud Trunicks Hands

Robert "Bud" Trunick

1927 - 2009

A Tribute from his Friend, Bill Zimmermann

"I learned late yesterday of my friend's passing. My last contact with him was 6 or 8 weeks ago via telephone wherein he sounded tired and frail... I felt rather helpless but vowed to find my way from Omaha to Greenville to renew our mutual interests one more time. Well, it turns out I didn't make it and still wouldn't have known the outcome except for a chance remark made by a mutual acquaintance...

I located the obituary run in the Greenville newspaper and then decided to search for your website via the Greenville artists site. In doing so, I came across the splendid painting you did of Mr.Trunick...This led me to a recent painting you did which really captured my last memory of him. He and I had flown in my Plane to a jobsite in North Carolina, where we clambered on a very large and very high Stacker. Actually, Bud should not have attempted the close inspection of the machine, but two 80 year-old engineers lack the common sense of one 40 year-old - so we both overdid that day.  Bud was wearing the same hat as you show in the painting.   He was a very special man in the Industry that we both chose for our life work. He had abilities that I have not seen in others. He will be missed... 

This man was truly unique and the world should recognize this... Bud was very contributory to the building of the Oroville Dam....I remembered the fearlessness of Bud and his fellow Engineers in how they approached the magnitude of... {the Oroville Dam project}...

I can also locate the Stacker photo from North Carolina that Bud and I visited 2 or 3 years ago. Bud designed the machine which is quite large for a Mast Type Stacker. (This style of machine might have an artistic flair to it that you could use as background for a future painting.) It reminds me of a Suspension Bridge which so many Photographers find to be an interesting subject. This style of machine was part of Bud's first assignment at Barber-Greene in Aurora and it was one of the final machines he designed for us. When the owners in North Carolina expressed deep concern for how it would stand up to a future Hurricane, I brought Bud up to their coastal jobsite to provide Engineering reassurance.  He later took a fall that day as we dismounted from the machine inspection. I vowed not to put him in that kind of jeopardy again.   If I can contribute anything to his memory, please count on me to assist. "  Bill Zimmermann


Jonathan , Jonathan, My Son Jonathan


Oil On Canvas 1998



1978 - 2011

Oil on Canvas 2014


          LeConte - First Dean of Pharmacy at USC by Yvonne Herd Arrowood                           Dean Farid Sadik

                 Dr. Joseph LeConte                                                Dean Farid Sadik

         First Dean of USC School of Pharmacy                                      Served as Dean of Pharmacy at the t

                    During the Civil War Era                                              American University in Beirut, Lebanon,

        Collection of University of South Carolina                              after retirement from the University of SC

                  Oil on Canvas-2004                                             Oil On Canvas 2006



Self Portrait III  A Younger Me             Self Portrait 2                

           " Yvonne"                                 Self Portrait                              Self Portrait

        Oil on Canvas 2003                           Oil On Canvas 2003                              Oil on Canvas 2002



Grannie Holliday Quilting Toward the Light

Quilting Toward the Light

(Formerly called "Grannie Holliday and the Last Quilt")

   Yvonne Herd Arrowood 2008  

Going Home by Grannie Holliday MP3


In the late seventies, I recorded my Grannie Holliday playing the harmonica and then singing. Brightwater Studios recently mixed her voice and the harp music. The little CD reminds me of the sounds of Appalachia...Grannie came by covered wagon thru the North Carolina mountains and settled in the old school/farmhouse in Liberty, South Carolina where I was born...Quilting Toward the Light is set in that old farmhouse where her life ended and mine began. I have many sweet memories of that overlap in time between Grannie's life and mine. On Sunday afternoons and bare foot summer days, my sister and I lived "Little House on the Prairie".

 (Click on MP3 link above to hear Grannie Sing)

A Letter From Grannie

"I am eighty-three years old. This is Georgia Holliday, wife of Simon Peter Holliday which passed away last December 29, 1977. We lived together sixty years in the old home place near Liberty, SC.

All those years, we raised six children: Wavard W. Holliday of Greenville, SC; Denver Holliday of Liberty, SC; Clarence Holliday of Wilmington, NC; Geneva Holliday Herd of Greenville,SC; Charles Douglas Holliday of Liberty, SC and Glenn W. Holliday of Atlanta, Ga. We have eighteen grand and sixteen great-grand children.


My husband, Simon, use to play a harp back when Charles was a little boy. When Charles was 49 years old, he saw a harp on sale at a garage sale. He remembered hearing his Dad play and he bought the harp. It had been forty years since his dad had played the harp, but it didn’t take him but just a few minutes to begin playing a song. Dad inspired us all for 18 months before he passed on.


I still have the harp in memory of him. I had never put one in my mouth before, so one day, I picked it up and said to myself, “I believe I will see if I can find the notes on it." So I did begin to find them. I have started playing songs…one is "I Am Going Home" and another is "Never Grow Old" that I can play very well - which is a gift of God and a comfort to me as I am alone, just the Lord and me.

   How beautiful Heaven will be!"


 Jan Oil Sketch Leonardo Inspiration

Da Vinci Inspiratiom





Other Works


My own unfinished work from 1962/63?

Do you know who the original artist was?

Many years ago, when I was a young teenager (1962 or 63), an elderly great uncle asked me to make a painting from an old print.  The great uncle and the print are both gone now and I have spent hours searching the Internet for the original artist. If you know please contact me at yha@charter.net

The artist has been located - More about that later.


Inspired by a photograph from Joshua's backpacking trip through Europe



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