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Welcome! To receive invites and announcements about exhibits, studio sales, gatherings and other fun stuff, use the form or drop me an email at pamela(at) with your contact information. Also check out my archival pigment ink museum-quality prints. I occasionally work on commission.


My art supports our efforts to be kind, respectful and gracious in the circle of life. Conceptually my work spills out from my holistic cultural world view and personal iconography birthed from personal experiences around the world and my visual interpretations of the human journey.

As always in the midst of a thousand competing ideas, my creative curiosity continues to push me to explore my love and obsession with creating figurative, allegorical and abstract imagery using oil, acrylic and water media, unusual mixed media, charcoal, pens, pencils, pastels. 

I'm grateful for the continued interest, enthusiasm and support from my supporters and collectors in the U.S. and around the world. It's a great privilege to be a working artist and I'm grateful to the helpers who nurture my courageous creative spirit today and to all my ancestor-artists from thousands of years before my time. Art is the message and the method of human conscience. I can't fully express my gratitude to my family, tiwahe, patrons, friends and supporters, the ancestors who raised me up and those who adopted me, and not least the kindness of strangers, you are and have always been the wind beneath my wings.

Art heals and strengthens on four levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. My creative work spills out of my life experiences around the globe, on this continent and others and on the oceans,  from tender and diverse relationships and identity lineages. Home is currently the land of 10,000 lakes and where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers come together in the midst of prairies, wetlands and woodlands. 

Art is healer and bridge. One of my current works-in-progress if a creative vision  started in the Spring of 2015, or possibly a year or so earlier. I'm working on a group of sculptural Red Figures between three and seven feet tall which exemplify the power of women and women's teachings. Together the figures and I will host experimental gatherings where we can share impressions and stories about the artwork and  our lives or just listen. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? I'm exited about it. Finishing the work is challenging and very time-consuming.

New internal challenges, along with excitement and wariness, are pushing me to create very personal autobiographical imagery. Like many artists, my ideas tend to go all over the place: all part of the joy, frustration, excitement, terror and gift of being an artist. Contemplating new artwork, I'm mindful and thankful that to our ancestors used charcoal 80,000 thousand years ago to preserve stories and images of deer, buffalo, bears and other visitors Our creative work is our human birthright. It is more important than science, because art and creativity are our humanness. Without art the human spirit is deadened, defaulted, depressed and alarmingly lost. For this reason I maintain a Coaching Practice.


International Society of Experimental Artists  
The Society of Layerists in Multi-media  
American Impressionist Society
American Women Artists
Minnesota Artists
The Arts and Healing Network-Healing Artist & Art Career Consultant

Pamela Yates, painter, b: Australia; United Kingdom 1967-1979; USA 1979-present..

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