April Featured Artists: PAINTERS- Mark Hickman & Studio KAVACHI / PRINTMAKER- Ed Boxall /Jeweller Mandy Nash / Whittle Design Metal Art

Anthony Yates RBA RBSA

Anthony Yates was born in Aston, Birmingham. He attended Bournville College of Art and spent his early years of employment in the commercial art studios of Edgbaston, Birmingham. He has been a full-time painter since the end of the nineties. Exhibiting regularly up and down the country he was elected a member of the RBA, Royal Society of British Artists in 2005.

In 2017, he became involved in printmaking. He has explored various forms from etchings with aquatint through lino and collagraph. In 2018 he picked up a commission for a book cover and working in conjunction with the established printmaker Vicky Oldfield RBA they produced a limited-edition poster, the design of which was used for the ‘Historical Horns Handbook’ written by the classical horn player Anneke Scott (2009).

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. In 2013 his self-portrait was selected for the Ruth Borchard exhibition at Kings Place. He has won “The Artist Magazine Award” and in 2020, just before the ‘lockdowns’ he won the Michael Harding Award in the RBA annual Mall Galleries exhibition presented to him by Will Gompertz, Arts Editor of the BBC. In 2024, he won the prestigious Whistler Award

He has works in many private collections both here and abroad including Belgium, France, Ireland and in Oregon and California USA.