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Artist Profile

Amy Yates is an Artist based in Frome, Somerset. Born in Bath and educated at Writhlington School, Weston-Super-Mare College and Herefordshire College of Art and Design.

In 1996, she returned to Bath to take up a post as a Medical Photographer and Illustrator at the Royal United Hospital, where she was employed for ten years.

She moved to Frome in 2002 buying her first house here in time for the arrival of her daughter. She continued to work part-time until financial cutbacks made her post redundant, which coincided with the birth of her son in 2006.

An oil painting course at Frome College gave Amy the opportunity to start painting again in 2009, where she found herself inspired by the unique and historic architecture of Frome and the industrial heritage of the area. She became self-employed three years ago and is now an active member of the Frome Creative Network, which has given her great encouragement and support. She has participated in the Open Studios as part of the Frome Festival, which has been incredibly successful. Her designs for Christmas cards for the Frome-based charity Positive Action on Cancer, have also proved very popular.

Amy has become widely recognised for her highly personalised style of painting. She has produced many particularly striking and colourful images of local buildings and street scenes. More recently she has also produced atmospheric seascape paintings, inspired by trips in her campervan to the wilder parts of Pembrokeshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.