#2 Paul Bates
Paul will show at Good Impressions Printing
121 N College Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Directions: From Hwy 62 E in Mountain Home, turn right on South College Street, (Walgreens on the corner), travel 0.2 miles, Good Impressions Printing is on the left, look for Art Odyssey signs, parking and entrance in the rear, studio located in sun room.
DUE TO ILLNESS, PAUL WILL NOT BE ON TOUR. LOOK FOR PAUL AT THE TAO HOLIDAY BAZAAR HELD AT THE DONALD W. REYNOLDS LIBRARY ON NOV. 2.
A native Arkansan, born in Magnolia on February 24, 1979, Paul Bates has preferred to pave his own way. He started his first business when he was 16 years old, and following graduation from Mountain Home High School in 1997, he moved to Kansas City and studied at DeVry University. Shortly after the move, Paul was offered a job with a solid company, and 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 towards 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 he is currently working as a Pet Care Specialist for a premiere company in Little Rock. All of his 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 paint brush. 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.