Anthony Yates (RBA, RBSA)
Anthony Yates was born in Aston, Birmingham in 1957 and found employment as a Junior in a commercial art studio, aged 16. He painted whenever he could and studied part-time at Bournville Art College until the end of the nineties and left his job as a commercial artist to concentrate fully on his art.
Anthony draws much of the inspiration for his paintings from his immediate surroundings. Often his garden or local landmarks provide a rich source of material and he is a painter who favours oil. He still lives and works in Birmingham, where in 1998 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and a Full Member in 2002. In 2005 he was elected a member of the RBA, Royal Society of British Artists. He won the ‘Best Group of Paintings’ prize in a Mall Gallery exhibition in 2005. His work was selected and hung in the Birmingham Art Gallery in 2007. In 2012 directors of the New Walsall Art Gallery selected his work for inclusion in an exhibition at the RBSA Gallery where it won a prize.
Anthony has works in many private collections both here and abroad in France, Ireland and in Oregon and California USA.