Whilst based in Marazion Fred Yates lived at Hazel Cottage on Fore St. This archetypal little cottage was ideally placed just a stones throw from the glorious sea front and harbour with the spectacular St Michaels Mount completing the idyllic picture. The old harbour known as Top Tieb is used by the boats that ferry visitors to and from the Mount at high tide.
Fred Yates painted the sea front, St Michaels Mount and harbour from all angles at all different times. The painting below is a lovely colourful spontaneously painted view of the iconic Castle House which looks out to St Michaels Mount and the Top Tieb. Gifted to friends living in St Ives at the time this oil on canvas is a typical work from the period and is full of the colour and texture that have so captivated collectors of Fred Yates work.
Fred Yates Marazion Castle House oil on canvas
Fred Yates Marazion Castle House framed
Fred Yates Marazion Castle House detail
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In 1984 Fred Yates was invited to exhibit at the Galerie Eric Franck in Geneva Switzerland. The exhibition ran from Jun 28th – September 17th. It was an important moment for Yates to be offered this international one man show. The show proved to be a great success with the French photographer Henry Cartier-Bresson famously buying a work.
This original poster was used to advertise the Galerie Franck exhibition and recently appeared at auction with Barnes Thomas County Auctioneers of Penzance.
Poster for the Fred Yates exhibition at Galerie Eric Franck Geneva
Fred Yates has once again featured on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. The program which was filmed at Cardiff Castle featured a large oil painting depicting the castle itself. In 1970 Fred Yates embarked on a tour of Wales with the aim of painting its Castle and Churches. The featured painting was completed as part of this series of works and was valued by Lawrence Hendra of Philip Mould and Co at £3000 – £5000.
Fred Yates Cardiff Castle painting on Antiques Roadshow
To learn more about Fred Yates’s time in Wales and to see the Welsh Echo article featuring the Cardiff Castle painting do have a read of the FredYatesGallery page Fred In Wales. Also check out the program on BBC Iplayer Series 40 Episode 19 at 25 mins.
Fred Yates Cardiff Castle oil on board 1970
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Newly reframed and conserved this lovely probably St Just period Fred Yates watercolour of the terraced houses in Gurnick Street Mousehole is a lovely example of Fred’s eye for detail and great perspective. A favourite scene at FYG having often sat here looking out to sea. Trademark figures and lovely yet subdued colour create a fantastic Cornish work.
- Fred Yates Figures in Gurnick St
Gurnick Street Mousehole
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A small collection of oil paintings by Fred Yates went under the hammer at Charterhouse auction of pictures, books and maps on Thurs 27th July.
Director Richard Bromell said: “The paintings had quite an interesting provenance, as the owner bought Fred Yates’s cottage in Fowey back in the early 1980’s”.
Fred’s own distinctive painting style, often with thick paint squeezed straight from the tube in vibrant colours, ensures his artwork continues to be admired by collectors and museums.
Fowey Chapel with Figures
The Fowey Chapel with Figures oil on board pictured sold for £5952 including premium.
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Published in October 2007 by White Lane Press and written by Francis Mallett “C’est Votre Passion Monsieur!” is the only book dedicated to Fred Yates. Chronicling Yates’ time in France this great little book pieces together the artists thoughts and feelings as he travels between locations exploring his art. With 112 pages packed with 70 full colour illustrations and providing a fantastic insight into the World of Fred Yates “C’est Votre Passion Monsieur!” is a must for the Fred Yates enthusiast.
You can secure your copy via this link buy Fred Yates “C’est Votre Passion Monsieur!”
FYG has just returned from a fact finding visit to the lovely Cornish town of Lostwithiel.
Lostwithiel as a stannary town was once one of the most important in Cornwall. Today’s its importance is much reduced but it is a lovely welcoming and historic place to visit.
Fred Yates lived in Lostwithiel at a little cottage, No 15 The Moors just a stone’s throw from the river. Close by is Lostwithiel station and the rail bridge that carries main line trains heading down to Penzance.
Fred Yates painted many scenes in and around Lostwithiel – do check the main menu to see the updated Lostwithiel page.
A new exhibition of Fred Yates paintings will be held at Courcoux Contemporary Stockbridge from 16th – 18th June. Entitled “Late paintings by a Late Friend” the selling exhibition will feature thirty works including The Artist’s Garden Marazion (pictured)
Fred Yates – The Artists Garden Marazion
If you are in the Hampshire area or would like to travel do check with Courcoux for full details.
Do check out St Just the new page added to FredYatesGallery about Fred Yates’ time living at Boswedden Cottage, Cape Cornwall near St Just. FYG visited the cottage in May 2016 and was invited in for a chat by the owner who bought the cottage directly from Fred. It is always fantastic to visit locations where Fred Yates lived and painted and cross check this with the original works created at the time and later from memory. What a thrill!
There are always Fred Yates paintings for sale specially chosen by the FYG sponsor Orangehat Contemporary If you are looking to buy a Fred Yates original work, do visit the Orangehat Contemporary website. And if you have any interesting Fred Yates stories or ephemera – do please get in touch with FYG via the contact page.
On Sunday 23rd October Antiques Roadshow introduced by Fiona Bruce and filmed at the National Trust property at Baddesley Clinton near Solihull featured a lovely Fred Yates oil painting.
Dealer Philip Mould chatted with the owner about the history of the painting entitled The Nudist Colony Annual Dinner Dance. Discussing Fred Yates with reference to his contemporary L S Lowry and the sophistication of his work which is often overlooked by the establishment. The painting is a typical Fred Yates ‘funny’ full of the joy that the artist managed to squeeze from his paint tubes and onto his canvases. Fred Yates wanted his work to hang in all rooms of a house and would have been pleased that this one resided in the owner’s bathroom.
A valuation of £5000 – £6000 was Philip Mould’s estimate.
Philip Mould with the Fred Yates painting
Nudist Colony Annual Dinner Dance by Fred Yates