Artist of the Month - Stephen Yates

Artist of the Month - Stephen Yates

Our artist of the month for November is Dorset Visual Arts' member Stephen Yates. Stephen has an exhibition of his paintings at Shaftesbury Arts Centre later this month. Find out more here. 

The Journey Stephen Yates

Making great art is a deep passion of his, this leads to participation in ‘journeys’ across both land and water and Stephen sees it as part of the ‘human condition’.  
From this search for peace comes an urge to create. Not based on thought, but based on feeling. Feeling, work and more work. Stephen finds inspiration in the architecture of Nature. Inspiration is found from long Hikes across ancient ridgeways, local walks, both here from his home on the Coast at Portland; and West Dorset; where the perspective of this unique landscape is greatly altered by walking up local hilltops, previously occupied by ancient ancestors and all along the Jurassic coastline, which is unrivalled in its variety.   


Talking about his work Stephen says "I look at the world through my images, artwork and photography, carefully creating a record to map out my early thoughts in sketchbooks as drawings and photographic sketches. Larger scale work is executed in as well as Ceramics, watercolours, acrylics and oils reflecting my journey and emotions. Interrogating this landscape near my new home on Portland is already leading to much larger work."

You can find out more about Stephen Yates' work on his website, and his Dorset Visual Arts profile


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