Carol Yates

Carol has always been creative, so was naturally drawn to drawing, writing and making things as a child. She studies art at school, but hadn’t painted in earnest until approximately 8 years ago, when she was inspired to pick up her paintbrushes again. In those early days, she practised with watercolour, experimenting with colour and bruch techniques, until she started to reflect on her school days recalling how much she enjoyed working with soft pastels and achieved pleasing results. She bought a basic set of pastel and renewed her love for this medium. She has tried lots of different brands of pastels and mainly uses three types

Since starting to paint again, Carol views the world around her very differently, noticing colours, shadow, shapes, light and textures so much more than she used to; that’s what inspires her to paint. carol’s work to date has mainly focused on wildlife, but she enjoys learning and trying new things, venturing into still life, flowers and landscapes. Carol lives in the Yorkshire Dales, so considers herself lucky to be surrounded by natural beauty and stunning scenery for inspiration

A couple of examples of Carol’s work: