Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Original, Unframed Prints

Richard Yates has opened a 30 day window to promote some limited edition prints that have never been framed.
Seller ID: rry194949ry
 He has some simple Ebay Postings of a few of his pieces and will be selling them until January 10, 2015.

He intends to do a second promotion in the fall of 2015.

If you are interested you can contact Richard Yates directly (rryates315 @ or simply make your purchase through one of his ebay listings.

This is very good value.

This linocut by Richard Yates a Canadian artist shows a birds eye view over prairie farm fall fields showing machine harvesting rows in the field. Also some simple farm buildings and shadows, etc. On rag imported quality paper. Done in 1994. Aditional prints in edition available. Also similar related farm pattern field images available in this series to be listed later.

limited run (18 of 24) 24" by 20" signed by artist.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

About The Artist

Richard R.Yates is a Canadian visual artist.

Richard Yates was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1949 (Richard Reginald Yates) and grew up in Victoria, B.C. Attended University of Victoria(BFA), Instituto Allende, Mexico, The Banff Centre, Manchester Polytechnic, University of Alberta, and The Royal College of Art, Stockholm, Sweden.
Richard Yates has participated in well over 130 group plus 26 solo exhibitions in Canada and abroad since 1969, showing hand produced silkscreen prints, linocuts, wood engravings, drypoint prints, drawings, paintings, installations and handmade books, and he has curated.  His works are in many collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank, the Alberta Art Foundation and The National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
Richard Yates has a number of unsold prints from his limited numbered editions as well as other paintings, available through this site and at selected galleries.

When not living in the small Canadian prairie village of Oakburn in Manitoba, Richard Yates divides his time by sailing his 35 foot Nova Scotian built wood ketch in BC waters and doing some paintings in a small fishing village in Thailand. 

Art Show - Transformation

Curator Dan Bagan is hosting a show of Richard Yates' work at his Great Bear Gallery in Edmonton.

The opening is Friday, October 4, 2013, 8pm and the artist will be present the following weekend, on October 11/12. The show runs through October

Directions to the show.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Korean Collector purchases Yates Watercolour

Korean art collector, Lee JiYeon purchased a 2012 Yates water colour after viewing the piece online during his show at That Cooper House in May, 2013.

Lee, an art historian and gallery consultant in Seoul, took the opportunity to purchase directly from the artist.  Curator of the show, Nelly Mills, has an extensive international online network and invited Lee to tour the show via wifi and a webcam.  She narrowed her selection down to three pieces, and Mills emailed her high resolution images of her choices.

The transaction was conducted via PayPal and Ms. Lee was very pleased to receive her painting, only five days after the show.  It was an unframed piece, offering her good value, and an ability to choose her own style of framing.

The painting she purchased is called Pond Frog Fish Butterfly.  It was the only butterfly image in the show.

 "It is such a cheerful piece," she said.  "I know I really need to be more objective in my personal collection, but it always comes down to how the piece of art makes me feel.  I love this little painting."

Yates  hopes to continue this trend of enabling collectors who cannot attend his shows, to purchase his newest works.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Art Show - b/w to Colour

Yates has been producing art for over forty years.  It was time for a show of his recent works and a celebration of his retrospective pieces.
The show was installed in a private residence in Minnedosa, Manitoba.

The opening was on Friday, May 24, 2013, on a full moon during one of the coolest of Manitoba springs.  Viewing continued through Saturday and Sunday afternoon.  More than fifty people attended to view and purchase pieces of Yates' art.

To celebrate artistic achievement, on the Saturday Evening Yates' art show included a house concert featuring Ainsley Freisen.

The art from the show has been distributed to galleries across Canada. 

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Yates is a master printmker.

Framed and unframed prints are available.
Click on the image to enlarge.

Contact Yates ( to inquire about availability.

Larger Prints

Smaller Prints:

 16 X 20 cm. 4 x 6 inch linocut done by color reduction cutting. 
Printed on an old Vandercook letter press. 
Some copies available signed. $175

Kerrobert, SK Pool
image: 4X5"
Set of six, 6-colour, colour reduction linocuts.
Images sold individually or as a set.
Edition of 90. 2001
Click on an image to enlarge it.
Boissevain UGG Elevator
image: 4X5"

Carlyle, SK Pool Elevators
image: 4X5"
Denzil, SK Pool Elevators
image: 4X5"
Elgin MB Elevator
 4X5" (photo off square. image is fine)
Conquest, SK Pool Elevators
image: 5X4"

New Water Colours/ Gouache

Yates' recent emphasis.
2 Bluebirds and Pond
Gouache and pencil on HW rag paper.
10.25 X 6.5 inch image.  at Ban Bao Village,Thailand
Richard Yates (signed LLeft) 2012

Smaller works.

Natural world and imaginary organic ideas.  Land is central to Yates' work, often referencing past visits to First Nations mystical sites in southern Alberta

Fish and Birds
guache, oil & pencil
approx. 6X9". 2012

2 Cats - 2 Fish - 1 Frog 
guache & pencil
approx. 12X8". 2012

approx. 4X2.5". 2013

Fish Thoughts 
approx. 6x3.5". 2013
#6  (4 fish- 2 birds)
gouache and oil painting on HW rag paper
4 x 3.5 inch. 2012
Sea Bird With Long Tail S. Pacific
gouache & oil
approx. 9X12". 2012
Fish & Two Odd Birds
approx. 3.5X3". 2013
Cat and Fish Ponds
approx. 4X3". 2013

Bassano Ponds S. ALTA
approx 5X11". 2013
Dog, Cat at Pond
4 x 3 inch 2013

Contact Yates ( for pricing. Framed and unframed.

New Oil Paintings on Canvas

Refuge Cove 
9.75 X 8 inch image 2013
 Richard Yates oil on canvas.
 signed Ban Bao Village,Thailand

A sample of new oils: 2012 and 2013

Smallish formats.
Majorville Memories
oil on canvas
9.75X11.75". 2012
Landscape Shadows
oil on canvas
9.75X11.75". 2012

Click the images to enlarge.
Refuge Cove
8X8". 2013
Oil on Canvas
Bird and Fish
8X8". 2013
Oil on Canvas

Refuge Cove
8X9.75". 2013 oil on canvas.
at Ban Bao Village,Thailand

Framed or unframed.

Contact Yates ( regarding availability.

2 Pond Fish
11.75X9.75". 2012 oil on canvas.  

Monday, 5 November 2012

Italian Landscapes in Oil

Italian Hill Town, Green Tree - Oil on board.  Image: 8 X 7 2000
 Yates' earlier paintings are spread among collectors and collections. Contact the artist ( regarding current availability and price.
Italian Landscape - Oil on board.  Image: 8 X 7 - 2000

Dream Landscape - Oil on board.  Image: 11 X 7 2002

Sunday, 4 November 2012


Hand made 1994 book 'Castles of Gold and Dust'

Richard Yates printed, by handset lead type,  a collection of poems and observations on the loss of the old wood grain elevators that once stood at every small Canadian prairie town. Such elevators have been icons of the Canadian prairie landscape and railways for over a century. Sadly, these unique wood structures are being replaced. This 1994 hand-made and bound book titled 'Castles of Gold and Dust' contains many linocuts in color and black and white, plus many wood engravings by the artist.  The printed pages and images are on acid free hand-made paper.  A few books are still available from the artist ( through this site.