These paintings range from recognizable landscapes to abstract, mysterious "scapes." Paint handling varies from very fluid to gestural brushwork. 


There are logical transitions when the work is seen chronologically, with one series and attendant explorations leading into the next. Sometimes works loop back to an earlier series and the process of finding new imagery starts over again.

© Stephen Yates

Above and Below

48" x 108" triptych, acrylic on canvas. See details in next images. Corporate Collection, Metro Health, Grand Rapids, MI