(1931 - 2009)
George William Bates was active/lived in British Columbia / Canada. George Bates is known for coastal view, landscape, marine.
Biography George Bates
The following is from David Bidwell, an acquaintance of the artist:
WEST VANCOUVER, BC
"As early as I can remember, I had always wanted to be an artist" "My three
main concerns in painting are: colour, tonal values and design. By design
not just composition but the total effect of colour and tone plus
composition. Subject matter alone does not make a painting although most
people, myself included, have an emotional response to the subject. For me,
the waterfront of Vancouver and the coastline of the Pacific, offer an
infinite variety of subjects and atmosphere enough to challenge any artist."
After serving in the Royal Air Force,
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