Paul Bates


6638 Hwy 62 E 
Gassville, AR 72635

Directions: From the traffic light at the west end of AR 62/412 in Mountain Home (bypass) travel 4 miles toward Gassville. The destination is right off the highway, located inside the Custom Glass & Mirror business that looks like a big red barn. It is beside Red Apple Acres, almost into the city of Gassville.

A native Arkansan, born in Magnolia on February 24, 1979, Paul Bates has preferred to pave his own way and started his first business when he was 16 years old. Following graduation from Mountain Home High School in 1997, he moved to Kansas City and studied at DeVry University. Shortly following the move, Paul was offered a job with a solid company, so at 19 years old he left college to enter the high paced corporate world. Years passed, and so did his motivation of working for anything other than his dreams. Leaving the corporate world in 2010, he relocated to Little Rock and lived life outside of an office building as the Director of an Event Planning/ Transportation Company. His life journey is cultured and diverse, ranging from IT analyst, process server, radio talk show personality, and most recently worked as a Pet Care Specialist for a premier company in Little Rock. All of these life experiences are reflected in his art.

During a very dark period of recovery from addiction, Paul discovered a talent in his love for art. He was able to express his emotions through a paintbrush. His paintings lure people into a unique world of color, form, emotion, and life. Music is a common theme within his work and has also been a major healing force in his recovery.

Paul is a self-taught emerging artist of less than a year. He is honored to sell paintings inside and outside of the United States and has also displayed his work at several locations throughout the state. Paul recently returned to Mountain Home for its beauty and tranquility, and the inspiration to pursue his dream as an artist. Soon, his work can be viewed at his gallery: Custom Glass and Mirror, located at 6638 Highway 62 Gassville, AR.