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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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Mountain Stream
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,350
$ 675
Navigations - Vortex
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,500
SOLD
Blue-Purple Flowers by Stephen Yates (Acrylic Painting)
Blue-Purple Flowers
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
Sold Out
Falls XIV
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 750
$ 525
Green Strata
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 700
$ 490
Sea Sky
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,500
$ 2,000
Steam Surf X
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
$ 1,120
Aquifer Strata XI
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,500
$ 1,750
Wetland VII
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,100
$ 2,480
Aquifer Strata XII
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,500
$ 1,750
Bright Waters
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 6,900
Falls VIII
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Falls X
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Falls II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Verge
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,550
$ 1,085
Wetland
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,700
$ 1,190
Copper Valley
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 850
$ 595
Sylvan Cycle
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,800
$ 1,440
Sylvan IV
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 950
$ 475
Sylvan I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 950
$ 475
Scape I
Drawing on Wood
by Stephen Yates
$ 950
$ 570
Sylvan V
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 950
$ 475
Alpenglow
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Sylvan III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 950
$ 475
Sylvan II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 950
$ 475
Scape III
Drawing on Wood
by Stephen Yates
$ 850
$ 510
Scape II
Drawing on Wood
by Stephen Yates
$ 850
$ 510
Scape XX
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 850
$ 510
Scape XXI
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 850
$ 510
Aquifer Strata X
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,500
Search
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,690
$ 1,183
Red-Gold Pool
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
$ 1,280
Currents III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,350
$ 945
Currents II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 2,240
Reef / Nebula
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,200
$ 3,360
Yellow Strata
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 500
$ 400
Stream / Surf IV
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,950
$ 1,365
Stream/Surf II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,950
$ 1,170
Stream/Surf I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,950
$ 1,170
Stream / Surf V
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,950
$ 1,170
Stream / Surf III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,950
$ 1,170
Bright Waters
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,700
$ 2,590
Fields and Marsh
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,990
Light Edge Stream
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,920
Glyph (Submerge)
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 640
$ 448
Glyph (Leap)
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 640
$ 448
Glyph (Protect)
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 640
$ 448
Astrodrift
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 9,400
Glyph (Touch)
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 640
$ 448
Conversation
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,400
$ 2,040
Golden Glow
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,300
$ 1,980
Far Reach
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,600
Energy Wave
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 2,240
Aquifer Strata II (sienn...
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,350
$ 1,080
Golden Wetland
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 2,560
Portal
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,600
SOLD
Passage III by Stephen Yates (Acrylic Painting)
Passage III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
Sold Out
Woodland Stream
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,200
$ 2,100
Sun Bush
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,990
$ 2,793
Stream X
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
Deep Blue Pool
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,450
$ 1,015
Cascade V
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,200
$ 2,940
Gray-Green Pool
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,700
$ 1,850
Turquoise Strata
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
Red Stone Strata
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,850
$ 1,295
Sea Oats II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 550
$ 275
Sea Oats I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 550
$ 275
Pink Pool
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 590
$ 413
Blue Blossom
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,800
$ 1,260
Burst
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,700
$ 3,290
Quiet Scape
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,250
$ 1,625
Green Rock Stream
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,900
$ 1,950
Arcs
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,700
$ 3,290
Cloud Bank
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,700
$ 1,850
From the Garden
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,980
$ 1,788
Exchanges
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 980
$ 490
Reflections in a Pool
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,200
$ 2,100
SOLD
New Garden by Stephen Yates (Acrylic Painting)
New Garden
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
Sold Out
Courtyard at St. Remy
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Small Blue Pool
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,900
Bright Stream
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,200
$ 1,320
Beach Dance Triptych
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,800
$ 1,900
Blue Pool with Red and O...
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 2,240
Warm Currents III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,800
Ridge
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 840
Breakthrough
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,090
$ 763
Passage II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,990
Clouds and Hills
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,990
$ 1,393
Atmosphere in Gold and S...
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,400
$ 1,680
Cascade
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,200
$ 2,940
Scape - Lakeside
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 750
$ 525
Garden Analytics
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Neah - Silverwater
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,920
Correlations
Giclee Print
by Stephen Yates
$ 350
$ 245
Correlations
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,900
Water Flame Garden
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 5,600
$ 3,920
Tracings, Blue Mountain ...
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Misty Mountain
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,400
$ 1,440
Search
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 500
$ 300
An Elaborate Tale
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,400
$ 1,700
Conjunction Blue
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,600
$ 2,760
Phenomena III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
$ 800
Filled with Lights
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,300
$ 1,650
Valley
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,920
Olympics Cascade
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,500
$ 900
Currents / St. Helen
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,800
$ 2,400
Cycle II (New Sky)
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,510
$ 906
Transition I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,900
$ 950
Blue Drift
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,990
$ 995
Prospector
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,800
$ 2,400
Pastoral I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
New School
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
New Genetics
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Bluff Branch IV
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Coordinates I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,900
$ 950
Bluff Sunset V
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Fork
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
$ 800
Bluff Sunset III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Bluff Branches
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,200
$ 600
Bluff Sunset I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Low Tide
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,800
$ 1,680
Greek Island I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Greek Island II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,800
$ 1,400
Bluff Sunset II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Bluff Branches I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
$ 800
Coastal I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,400
$ 1,200
Streaming I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Bluff Branches III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
SOLD
Cloud Blossoms by Stephen Yates (Acrylic Painting)
Cloud Blossoms
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
Sold Out
Olympic Summer Stream I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Streaming II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Bluff Branches II
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
$ 800
Olympic Summer Stream V
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Spatial Shift
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,900
$ 950
New Pathways
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 700
$ 490
Currents/Treasure
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 5,000
$ 2,500
Wetland
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 5,200
$ 2,600
Path
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,400
$ 2,200
Cosmos XXXV
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Ebb Tide
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,000
$ 2,000
Riverman
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,000
$ 2,000
Sea (Red)
Painting Paintings - Acrylic...
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Germination (Seed)
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Copper Creek
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Scape III
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Golden Gesture
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,800
$ 2,400
Green Tree Haiku
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Drift I
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 2,200
$ 1,100
Mountain Falls
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,800
$ 2,400
Sea and Sticks V
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 900
$ 450
Dusk
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Goldenwold
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 12,000
$ 6,000
Valle Verde
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 5,800
$ 2,900
Marsh Glow
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,800
$ 2,400
West Cliff
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 11,200
$ 5,600
Allee
Oil Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 4,900
$ 2,450
Gold Draco
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
$ 700
Sobre el Rio
Acrylic Painting
by Stephen Yates
$ 5,000
$ 2,500
Air
Giclée Print
by Stephen Yates
$ 330 - $ 840
Water
Giclée Print
by Stephen Yates
$ 330 - $ 840
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
CVG Annual Juried Exhibit, Bremerton, WA, Collective Visions Gallery, 2014
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