recent paintings and news

recent paintings and news

Monday, March 28, 2016

Shetland paintings, oil, cold wax workshops, Spring update

 Sumburgh cam, (Shetland) February, 
oil and cold wax, 8x10in, copyright Jan Yates 2016

I was surprised to see how many people still check in since I rarely post on this site. I really do appreciate the interest and feel somewhat guilty. I don't write as much as I used to which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just a shift.

 Sumburgh cliff cam(Shetland), March
oil and cold wax, 9x12in, copyright Jan Yates  2016

 If you'd  like to keep up with current works, classes etc, I DO post on facebook and can be found below.

 Mirrie dancers (Shetland), March
oil on canvas, 8x10in, oil and cold wax, copyright Jan Yates 2016

 As you can see, I have been making work...

 Shetland 22, January
 oil and cold wax, 10x20in
copyright Jan Yates 2016

Below is a 'peerie' update from my seasonal newsletter that is featured in it's entirety on my website here.

new work: Niagara & Shetland

Sumburgh cam1 (Shetland)
oil & cold wax on canvas
8x10in, copyright Jan yates 2016

I’m finally feeling connected between the parallel worlds of Niagara and Shetland, falling into a rhythm of making work in response to the different lands. The searching is constant, thank goodness. Work intersects but will not be as one and I like that. The ‘making’ process has now opened up an overlapping dialogue in the physicality of application - the tools I use for the Shetland seas are being applied to the escarpment trees. There are few trees in Shetland- Niagara has no seas…

I will be going back to Shetland for a June residency, this time in a lighthouse perched way up on a cliff—I’m excited!

Upcoming classes

I've met and worked with inspiring and talented workshop participants this winter and am thankful as it is the students that stimulate my creative energy -I hope I've enhanced thier own creative verve.

Just posted are  Spring workshops in oil, encaustic, cold wax and open studio classes. I'm in the midst of scheduling plein air and direct-encounter making workshop dates, so please stay tuned!

In the meantime you can keep up with current happenings by following me here on facebook or connect with me via email at

Anne's sheep
 encaustic on found panel, 6x12in, photo courtesy of Anne Macdonald, copyright Jan Yates 2016

thanks again for stopping by-and Happy Spring!


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