Stephen Yates

Yates Arts

"These paintings are based on a theme that has been recurrent in my work for many years: they suggest forms moving through various atmospheres."

Stephen Yates creates paintings in which the layered brushstrokes describe a sense of light moving through vibrant seas, or a space in which simple shapes drift in a color-suffused atmosphere.

Forms sway in underwater currents or undulate with wind across landscapes or flicker with reflected light as they dart through darkness. A sense of prismatic color, energy, movement, and passage of time inhabit his paintings.

Intentionally non-specific in terms of recognizable images, Stephen Yates' paintings create a specific sense of place and experience.

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Cosmology Drift III
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,700
Cosmic Wave VI
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Cosmology - Enclosure
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,300
Hold
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Cosmic Adventure IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
Cosmic Adventure III
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,200
Interrelated
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
Astrodrift Scape I
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
Cosmic Adventure VII
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Cosmology Shift
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Adventure VI
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,700
Adventure Arch
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,800
Energy Wave II
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,800
Cosmic Adventure VIII
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,600
Cosmology Conjunction
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,900
Wetland Spring
Oil Painting

$ 6,700
Red Falls
Acrylic Painting

$ 298
Green Falls
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,600
Surfacing IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Whitewater
Acrylic Painting

$ 730
Warm Currents III
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,860
Correlations
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Water
Giclée Print

$ 330 - $ 490
Air
Giclée Print

$ 330 - $ 490
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Contemporary Abstractionists, Port Townsend, WA, Northwind Arts Center, 2016
The Simpson Collection, Port Townsend, WA, Jefferson Museum of Art and History, 2017
Alchemy of the Abstract, Port Townsend, WA, Northwind Arts Center, 2015
1004 Gallery Revisited, Port Townsend, WA, Carnegie Public Library, 2015
"Departures and Arrivals: Artists in Abstraction", Bainbridge Island, WA, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 2019, Summer
Collections
The Governors Office, Washington State Art Collection, Olympia, WA, 2013
Van Andel Institute, Research Facility, Grand Rapids, MI, 2009
Microsoft Corporation , Permanent Collection, Redmond, WA, 2001
City of Seattle, Water Department Permanent Collection, Seattle, WA, 1999
Univiversity of Washington - Cascadia Community College , Joint Library Building, Bothell, WA, 2002