David Moreland Bates
David Moreland Bates is active/lives in Texas. David Bates is known for plein-air landscape, portrait and still-life painting.
Biography David Moreland Bates
Co-founder and signature member of Outdoor Painters Society, David Moreland Bates was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1940 and grew up in the Houston area. By the time he was in high school he knew he wanted to become an illustrator and, following two years of college, he was blessed with the opportunity to study at the Art Center School* in Los Angeles (now the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, CA). After two years there he decided to meet his obligation of military service (as well as avoid the draft) and joined the U S Navy, fully intending to return to art school after his tour of duty. But sometimes life gets in the way of plans.
Using the skills he had learned in the Navy, Dave worked as a professio
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