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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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Stream Currents II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Stream Currents I
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,250
Undersea
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Sea Currents I
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,500
Undergrowth VI
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
Undergrowth VIII
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
Undergrowth IX
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,450
Exploration III
Acrylic Painting

$ 900
Cosmology - Enclosure
Acrylic Painting

$ 5,300
Cosmic Adventure IV
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Cosmic Adventure III
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,100
Adventure Arch
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,200
Adventure III
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Cosmology Shift
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,600
Astrodrift Scape I
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,700
Adventure II
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,400
Adventure I
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,400
Intersection
Acrylic Painting

$ 2,960
Remnants
Acrylic Painting

$ 3,850
Whitewater
Acrylic Painting

$ 730
Portal
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,260
Warm Currents III
Acrylic Painting

$ 4,860
Correlations
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,900
Air
Giclée Print

$ 330 - $ 490
Water
Giclée Print

$ 330 - $ 490
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Contemporary Abstractionists, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, 2016
"Departures and Arrivals: Artists in Abstraction", Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2019, Summer
The Simpson Collection, Jefferson Museum of Art and History, Port Townsend, WA, 2017
Alchemy of the Abstract, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, 2015
1004 Gallery Revisited, Carnegie Public Library, Port Townsend, WA, 2015
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