Yvonne Oates is an artist who lives and works in Buxton.
She started painting about 10 years ago when she gave up her career in education and moved to the Peak District. She is largely self-taught, but enjoys the stimulation of attending a variety of art courses.
Yvonne paints mainly in watercolour, but also produces work in oils and pastels.
Recently, she has been developing the use of collage with watercolour, and enjoying its more textural and abstract results. She paints a variety of subjects – usually atmospheric scenes discovered on walks around the Peak District or Lake District – and finds inspiration in the interplay of light and colour.
Her paintings have been exhibited and sold in a number of galleries throughout the area and are held in private collections throughout the world, including the USA, Australia and South Africa.
She is a founder member of the High Peak Artists’ and Craft Workers’ Association and has exhibited at the Pump Room in Buxton for the past 8 years.
She exhibits at the “Artist and Designers Fairs” held in Buxton.
Over The Edge
Snow On The Peaks
Winter Trees Above Cressbrook
View From The Edge