British visual artist and composer Marc Yeats now resides in Charmouth [Dorset – GB]






Stampfli & Turci, Art Dealers – Espaces Arts & Objets

Media release
September 4, 2008







After living and working on the Isle of Skye for 25 years, Marc Yeats has moved to Dorset to create work in a new environment.

Marc Yeats is one of Britain’s acclaimed contemporary classical composers and visual artists, specialising in abstract landscape painting.


Marc Yeats


Marc Yeats
Burnham Ovary Staithe , Norfolk 1988
Oil on canvas
30 x 20 inches
Private collection
© Marc Yeats c/o Stampfli & Turci



Marc Yeats / The painter

His initial painting technique was photo-realistic. Yeats created imaginary rural idylls based on old images from books and magazines. Between the ages of sixteen and twenty-four, Yeats’ need for new subject material led him to want to paint real places rather than the imaginary rural composition he had formerly created.

But Yeats reached a point from which he felt he could no longer develop. Although his work sold well and was of the highest quality, he felt dissatisfaction with the constraints of painting exactly what he saw and being limited by the technical and expressive constraints of photo-realism.

In 1987 Marc Yeats moved to the Isle of Skye in Scotland. This change enabled him to make significant breakthroughs in his painting technique and gradually move away from representational painting into the world of abstraction.


Marc Yeats


Marc Yeats
Cliffs near West Bay, Dorset 1985
Oil on canvas
16 x 12 inches
Private collection
© Marc Yeats c/o Stampfli & Turci

Marc Yeats


Marc Yeats
Moorland, skye
Oil on canvas
30 x 20 inches
Private collection
© Marc Yeats c/o Stampfli & Turci

Marc Yeats


Marc Yeats
Westbay, Dorset
30 x 20 inches
Oil on canvas
Private collection
© Marc Yeats c/o Stampfli & Turci



From the late 1980s through to the present day, he has developed and explored his techniques of abstraction. Whilst his work is still based on landscape and the structures and atmospheres to be experienced within it, his paintings have become increasingly less reliant on familiar colour, textural and structural configurations.

Marc Yeats has exhibited widely in the UK and had a special relationship with An Tuireann Art Centre on the Isle of Skye where he was Chairman of the Board of Directors for 4 years. Marc Yeats is now represented by the Swiss art dealers Stampfli and Turci.


Marc Yeats


Marc Yeats
Movement towards no.4, 2004
from the multimedia installation «stillness in movement»
Oil on mounted board
36.22 x 48.03 inches
© Marc Yeats c/o Stampfli & Turci

Marc Yeats


Marc Yeats
Movement towards no.1, 2004
from the multimedia installation «stillness in movement»
Oil on mounted board
48.43 x 57.87 inches
© Marc Yeats c/o Stampfli & Turci

Marc Yeats


Marc Yeats
Movement from, 2004
from the multimedia installation «stillness in movement»
Oil on mounted board
53.94 x 48.43 inches
© Marc Yeats c/o Stampfli & Turci



Marc Yeats / The composer

Marc Yeats’ music has been commissioned and performed across the world with notable orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic, Tokyo City Philharmonic and the Gewandhaus Radio Orchestra, The Edinburgh String Quartet, the Chamber Group of Scotland, Psappha, Richard Casey, the London Sinfonietta, the Endymion Ensemble, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, 175 East (N.Z.), Sarah Watts, the Commonwealth Sinfonietta, with broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland, German, Japanese and New Zealand radio… – he has been broadcast widely and enjoyed partnerships with a number of top international performers and ensembles.

«Marc Yeats’ musical voice is quite unlike anything else; the music is challenging to both performers and audiences, and very communicative. He produces extraordinary compositions that not only look and sound good, but demonstrate a very high level of academic learning, while being breathtakingly original.»

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Master of the Queen’s Music

«Yeats has a strikingly individual feel for the texture of an orchestra, yet it’s never in all-purpose avant-garde alienated tones. But this is the second fabulous piece I’ve heard from this emerging composer, and if there’s more where that came from we have a major new British talent on our hands.»

David Fanning, The Telegraph on the Round and Square Art of Memory




2 Responses to “British visual artist and composer Marc Yeats now resides in Charmouth [Dorset – GB]”

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