Wendy Yeo was born in Hong Kong, where she studied Chinese painting techniques. At the age of seventeen she moved to England to further her art studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, University of London. She graduated with many prizes and completed an additional postgraduate year.
She won an Arts Council prize and a Travelling Scholarship to Italy and Paris, where she attended Atelier 17.
She has exhibited widely in solo exhibitions in Europe, the U.S.A. and Hong Kong. Her work has been featured also in many mixed exhibitions and is to be found in various public collections including museums and universities. She has taught art, lecturing for six years on the history of Chinese art at the University of London’s Department of Extramural Studies.
Wendy Yeo is chiefly known as a semi-abstract painter whose work is inspired by landscapes, townscapes and organic forms in nature, who combines the individuality of Western art values with her own interpretation of traditional Chinese brushwork and atmosphere. She has travelled throughout Europe, Asia, North Africa, and North America to seek inspiration and has captured on canvas and paper the essence and uniqueness of diverse regions.
In 2007, Wendy Yeo was elected a Member of the Watercolour Society of Wales.
In 2010 she was elected a Member of the Reigate Society of Artists.
Wendy Yeo lives in England and Wales.