David Bates
Shotgun House, 2016
Oil on canvas
41 x 26 inches

David Bates
Pink Roses, 2016
Oil on canvas
41 x 26 inches

David Bates
Mending Nets II, 2016
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches

David Bates
Night Flowers, 2015
Oil on canvas
36 x 24 inches

 

David Bates
Flowers and Thistles, 2013
Oil on panel
48 x 24 inches

David Bates
Feeding Birds I, 2015
Oil on canvas
24 x 48 inches

David Bates
Dahlias on a Washstand, 2016
Oil on canvas
41 x 26 inches

David Bates
Waterfall, 2015
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches

Biography

Dallas, Texas native David Bates creates works that are done in the more traditional technique of painting on canvas and panel, but is also prolific in his creation of hand-painted bronzes, aluminum pieces and wood constructions done as free-standing sculptures and low wall reliefs. In his distinctive, bold style David Bates uses his thick, lush painterly approach continuously throughout all of his work -- despite the medium. David Bates' work is included in numerous public collections including the following: Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of Art, also in New York City.