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
If you are thinking about buying a Fred Yates original work do check out the FYG Buy Originals page where you can see a variety of Fred Yates Original paintings available from our sponsors Orangehat Contemporary
There are always works not advertised so do get in touch via the contact page if there is something in particular that you are looking for.
An exhibition of selected works by Fred Yates will be showing at Whitespaceart Salcombe from Fri 23rd Sept – Fri 7th Oct.
You can now follow FredYatesGallery on Twitter. Keep up to date with the Wonderful and Colourful World of Fred Yates by following @fredyatesgaller. FredYatesGallery will be tweeting photos, paintings and any Fred Yates related ephemera that comes to FYG’s attention. If You have anything that you think fits the bill then do please contact us.
FYG has just returned from a visit to sunny Kernow. Whilst there I visited the cottage that Fred Yates lived in near St Just back in the late eighties. Amazingly FYG got invited in by the owner who bought the cottage from Fred when he sold it. All in all an exciting afternoon! More to follow…..
Please be aware that over the last 2 – 3 years there have been hundreds of terrible quality Fred Yates copies being sold on Ebay. Some of these are based on known genuine originals, while others bare little resemblance to a genuine Fred Yates painting. These worthless works are known as trappers. Often they are sold as in the manner of the artist, sometimes the vendors pretend to have a provenance. Make no mistake the vendors know that these paintings are NOT genuine works painted by Fred Yates. They are hoping that someone with little knowledge of the artist will take a chance that they have found a bargain. Ebay has little interest in whether a painting is genuine or not. DON’T WASTE YOUR HARD – EARNED MONEY.
FYG is currently working on material to create pages telling the story of Fred Yates’s time living in Fowey and Lostwithiel. Do check back here soon to see new developments. If you have any interesting stories or ephemera to share – do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org