Artist’s Statement


Vanessa Bates started her career as a graphic designer and illustrator but gravitated towards fine art as her experimentation in color drifted outside the gamut possible with traditional printing techniques. Early illustration lessons still influences Vanessa’s art as each work has a simple focus and careful use of color and light to further direct attention to the subject of the piece.

Working almost exclusively in acrylic, Vanessa believes that the canvas is where the true color mixing begins. The colors on her palette are therefore loosely folded together before being applied. The subject matter itself is often chosen for humor, expressed either as visual irony or lighthearted observation. It’s the sincerest hope that any of the artist’s views, whether they are inspired by the political or otherwise, be apparent only to those who have an interest in that subject. Otherwise, the piece should stand on its own as an enjoyable composition.



Art is a joy. We love discovering something new or giving the viewer an excuse to smile (not always in the same painting, but most of the time we get it right).
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We render fine art with humor and whimsy (most of the time). We work almost exclusively in acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, but we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.       


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Commission Rates


Commissions? Yes, we accept them. The prices are based on the assumption that the canvas is gallery wrapped with the depth of .75″ without any texturing medium applied, but if you have requirements that aren’t specified here, please feel free to contact us.

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8 x 10 in. Gallery Wrap

$70

1 Subject
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11 x 14 in. Gallery Wrap

$95

1 Subject

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16 x 20 in. Gallery Wrap

$230

2 Subjects OK

18 x 24 in. Gallery Wrap

$320

Multiple
Subjects OK

24 x 36 in. Gallery Wrap

$600

2 or 3
subjects OK.

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Have an idea that won’t rest? The kind that generates that keep-you-up-at-night-with-outlining-and-planning passion? Did you think of something that tickled your funny bone and would love to produce it? Just want to say hello or get a quote? We would love to hear from you.


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