Anne Price Yates is a West-Coast neo-impressionist artist, working in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Her fascination with art began as soon as she could hold a pencil. She drew people, and when she was barely four, the neighborhood children brought her paper to draw for them. From fifth grade, she studied at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh in the special Saturday classes with the Tam-O-Shanter group and later in the smaller Palette class. In the Palette class, she learned to use only primary colors to achieve the hue she wanted. At twelve, she was experimenting with oil and then acrylic and casein paints.
At fourteen, she was among the youngest of sixteen students selected from the Palette class to research, design, and paint four large backdrop murals for a Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor exhibit at the museum. The Pittsburgh newspapers, KDKA television station, and Life Magazine covered this six-week summer project.