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.