Hello and Welcome to the online Gallery of Artist Donna Yates.
I am delighted that you stopped by my web studio of fine art! As you view the paintings found in the gallery section, I sincerely hope that you will be inspired and encouraged. Please feel free to browse through the entire site. You will find a variety of my original artworks painted with the fluid and versatile medium of open acrylics. In addition, oil pastels are another favorite medium used in a number of my paintings. I love to work with professional grade oil pastels because of their luminous quality and creamy texture. For those who are interested in purchasing an original work or a print, you can visit my online store found on Fine Art America: 1-donna-yates.pixels.com
You may be wondering what inspired the art found here. That is a great question and I am glad you asked! A beautiful sunset or roaring waterfall; all the birds, animals, and sea creatures; even a brightly colored butterfly, each one speaks to me of our Creator God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Everywhere on earth and in the heavens above-- the swirling magnificent array of colors, light and sound-- create a beautiful symphony that resonates with splendid synergy. Just look around and you will see the glory of God. He is by far the most amazing artist and musician! In childlike wonder, I behold all God’s works with awe! I want my artwork to be like a prism that somehow reflects the true nature of Jesus Christ, the Master Artist, and my love for Him. Simply put, I wish to bring praise to God through the prophetic conduit of the visual arts. I believe that the entire creation was meant to speak to us in a profound way about our Heavenly Father, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. Just look at how He makes each snowflake different and each of us unique! Yes, sometimes creation speaks in a whisper and other times with a shout, but all of creation truly conveys the magnificence of His handiwork.
I also believe that the One who created the beauties of our universe is the ultimate source of all faith, hope and love. He created each person on earth with a special purpose and destiny. (That definitely includes you, dear Visitor!) Moreover, you and I were so loved by the Father that He sent Jesus, His only Son, to die for us on the cross (John 3:16)! Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can now have the most amazing personal relationship with God if we just accept
what He did on our behalf (Romans 10:9). It is my sincere prayer that the Father God, His Only Son, Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit, will draw near to you today and that you will know His unconditional love in a way that transforms your life forever.
Thank you so much for visiting French Pearl Studio of Fine Art!
Donna L. Yates
Artist and Founder
French Pearl Studio