I am and have always been an artist.

I am artist Anne Price Yates. Excellent art teachers and an invitation to attend Saturday art classes at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, when I was 10, were a boon to my early training. The Saturday art classes led to a remarkable painting opportunity for me, as a 14-year-old, and 15 other students of the Palette Class at the museum to research and paint four large murals for an armor show at the museum. This was a 6-week workshop.

When I began oil painting in my pre-teen years, I loved oils’ rich, flowing colors. Fascinated by the human form from early childhood, I drew and painted people. In the mid-1960s, I drew live models in San Francisco, and in the 1970s in Issaquah, Washington, I enrolled in portrait classes where I drew and painted live models. This was fun. In the mid-1970s after I moved to southern California, I spent more time writing than painting. My day job was as a technical writer/editor, but my obsession became genealogical research. I collaborated with my father, who had been involved in genealogical research from the 1930s. Together we created a 466-page compilation, Increase in Prices, published in 1985. In the 1990s, I was invited and juried into the National League of American Pen Women, in both Letters and Art.

In 2000 an oil painting workshop in the south of France (my birthday gift) reinstated me as an oil painter. My oils were shown in New York from 2003 through 2013. After moving to Portland, I was introduced to watercolors through classes and subsequently juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon. My upstairs studio is where I paint, accompanied by my dog, Rucker, who is nearing his 15th birthday. We are here every morning, where acrylics have become my primary medium for the landscapes, animals, and people I paint.

A new series of acrylics focused on my local landscape.

Warm earth tones flow in front of dark green iris leaves

Stone with yellow moss in a garden surrounded by lavender flowers

A hill of small blue flowers against a backdrop of green iris leaves

Hidden Garden, 16x20 gallery-wrapped acrylic
Hidden Garden, 16×20 gallery-wrapped acrylic

Wildflowers in the foreground against a distant golden field.

Bloomin’ Rosemary

Anne’s books are available on Amazon

Year of Essential Correspondence (cover)

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