Yvonne Oates

I am a mixed media artist best known for my contemporary, colourful paintings."

My ideas come from many sources and living in the Peak District,

I am surrounded by inspiring scenery. I strive to interpret this, rather than imitate it and I hope my paintings encourage viewers to use their own imagination and creativity when viewing my work. 
I have a fairly experimental approach to my paintings, often adding texture, collage, stitch and fabrics. I may have several pieces of work in progress and I come back to a painting many times to scrub, layer or add different media until I am happy that it conveys the effect I am looking for. 

My paintings tend to be humorous, quirky and simplistic. The very successful “Hill Sheep” series depicts sheep in unlikely situations on precarious rocks.

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