Art is a puzzle, and the answer lies in the balance.

upcoming shows

Art St. Louis

Honors Awards 2017

June 17 - July 20


Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 17th; 6-8 pm

1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Art St. Louis

Honors Awards 2017

June 17 - July 20


Opening Reception:

Saturday, June 17th; 6-8 pm

1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Cedarhurst Biennial

July 30 - October 8


Opening Preview:

Saturday, July 29th; 6:30-8:30 pm

2600 Richview Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Cedarhurst Biennial

July 30 - October 8


Opening Preview:

Saturday, July 29th; 6:30-8:30 pm

2600 Richview Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

About Me

  My involvement in drawing and painting birds started in college. As most undergraduates, I had been experimenting with different media and techniques trying to find my niche. When my BFA show approached, I decided I needed a central theme for the exhibit. After reviewing my portfolio, I felt the work that featured our fine, feathered friends had been my strongest. Most of my pieces had a nature-based narrative, so it seemed like a good fit. 

Over time, my interests progressed and evolved. In addition to the studio work, I started bird-watching and doing nature photography as well. As a result, a variety of different series of work have developed over the years. Each distinctive, but all still linked by the subject matter.  

 I enjoy both the creative and technical aspects of making art. Technically, I continually investigate elements of composition. Creatively, I try to develop ideas unique to my personality. 

After more than 25 years, I still have an enthusiasm for the topic, and I try to capture that excitement in each and every one of my compositions.

 David M. Yates 2017    

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