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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Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,600
Cosmic Adventure III
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 4,200
Astrodrift Scape I
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,900
Adventure III
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 2,800
Adventure VI
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 4,700
Cosmology Shift
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,600
Cosmic Adventure IV
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,900
Interrelated
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,900
Adventure Arch
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 4,800
Adventure II
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 2,800
Cosmic Adventure VII
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,600
Cosmic Swoop
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,200
Energy Wave II
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 2,800
Cosmic Adventure VIII
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,600
Cosmology Conjunction
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,900
Adventure I
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,600
Wetland Spring
Oil Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 6,700
Red Falls
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 298
Green Falls
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 1,600
Surfacing IV
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 1,400
Intersection
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,660
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 4,850
Whitewater Splash
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 3,600
Whitewater
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 730
Warm Currents III
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 4,860
Correlations
Acrylic Painting

by Stephen Yates
$ 1,900
Water
Giclée Print

by Stephen Yates
$ 330 - $ 490
Air
Giclée Print

by Stephen Yates
$ 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