Yana Trevail (b. 1958) has been painting portraits for 25 years and in 2000 won the Chairman’s Prize and in 2002 the Meynell Fenton Prize at the Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London. She has had seven solo exhibitions and has had her work selected for the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery; The Hunting Art Prizes at the Royal College of Art; and by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Her work is in many private collections in the UK and internationally. In 1975 she met the painter Robert Lenkiewicz with whom she studied and sat for. She was his studio assistant from 1997 until his death in 2002. In 2004 she was the recipient of an Arts Council of England Award. She lives and works on Dartmoor.