Art is a puzzle, and the answer lies in the balance.

upcoming shows

Foundry Art Centre

Child's Play

January 4 - February 15, 2019

Opening Reception:

Friday, January 4, 2019; 6-8 pm

520 North Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301

Recent Exhibits

Foundry Art Centre


June 29, 2018 - August 10, 2018

520 N. Main Center

St. Charles, MO 63301


Art St. Louis 


January 13 - February 14, 2018

1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Lindenwood University


January 11 - February 16, 2018

Scheidegger Center For The Arts

2300 W. Clay Street

St. Charles, MO 63301

About Me

  My involvement in drawing and painting birds started in college. As most undergraduates, I had been experimenting with different media and techniques trying to find my niche. When my BFA show approached, I decided I needed a central theme for the exhibit. After reviewing my portfolio, I felt the work that featured our fine, feathered friends had been my strongest. Most of my pieces had a nature-based narrative, so it seemed like a good fit. 

Over time, my interests progressed and evolved. In addition to the studio work, I started bird-watching and doing nature photography as well. As a result, a variety of different series of work have developed over the years. Each distinctive, but all still linked by the subject matter.  

 I enjoy both the creative and technical aspects of making art. Technically, I continually investigate elements of composition. Creatively, I try to develop ideas unique to my personality. 

After more than 25 years, I still have an enthusiasm for the topic, and I try to capture that excitement in each and every one of my compositions.

 David M. Yates 2019  

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