'Informed by the influence of weather, Yates' cyclical body of work maps a quest for preservation while contemplating the consequence of change.'
The work that I make, either in my Niagara homeland or while on international residencies, is in direct response to climate, with sensitivity as to how weather shapes environment, communities and culture. A connecting dialogue is about intimate encounters with land and sea to mark places in time. I work outdoors as much as possible, either with paint ‘en plein air’ or by arranging temporary offerings from things that find me on the daily walks.
Since moving back to Canada from California Jan Yates has been elected as a member of the Society of Canadian Artists and her work is collected throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards with recognition from the Ontario Arts Council. OAC international residency grants have also supported Yates’ work in Ireland and the Shetland Islands.
Arts for Patronage
Collect original art in exchange for letting the artist spend time in your vacation home when you can't be there. Coastal areas of Canada or anywhere in Europe.
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I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council in awarding me exhibition and travel grants. These contributions have made a profound impact on my practice
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