Paula Yates has explored her natural creative ability since childhood. Her dream was to grow up and be an artist. However, her career was in banking until the year 1991. She changed careers and went into the business of fine art framing. Exposure to nationally recognized artists and galleries became the inspiration that led Paula to her first sculpture class. An instantaneous love of sculpture became a creative turning point in her life. She first pursued sculpting as a hobby and was later compelled to turn it into her career. She now has pieces in private and corporate collections throughout the USA, Canada and Europe.
Paula's subjects are primarily women and children. Her figures depict the innocence of a time remembered, when life and its pleasures are simple and playful. The freedom and energy of her women and children will capture your heart.
Paula has studied sculpture at Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale, Arizona and Loveland Academy of Fine Art in Loveland Colorado.
She has participated in the following shows:The Best and the Brightest, Scottsdale, AZ; The Phippen Western Art Show, Prescott, AZ; Thunderbird Artists Shows, Scottsdale, AZ and shows in Colorado; Painted Desert Artist Shows, Scottsdale, AZ; Fine Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA; Sedona Sculpture Walk, Sedona, AZ; Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour, Cave Creek, AZ; The Sculpture Invitational, Loveland, CO. AZ; Celebration of the Arts, Las Vegas, NV. Paula was the "Featured Artist" with the Thunderbird Artists Show in November 2001 and received "Best of Show" for Walnut Creek on Main in May 2002.