Crossing The Tamar: Fred Yates

23 September - 8 October 2011

Cornwall had liberated Fred from the misery of teaching and given him the freedom to live his dream and become an artist. Cornwall, the landscape and the people, remained with Fred throughout his later life and even in his final years, unable to travel from France, he painted a dramatic series of paintings of Cornwall from memory including one canvas of his first house in Fowey. If  one  had  any  doubts about where his heart lay, the day before he died, he hung in the window of his home, facing the street for all the village to see, a painting of St Michael's Mount, the view from his last Cornish home in Marazion.