Painter and digital artist Russell Yates paints instinctively using various implements to lay down bold lines and bursts of colour.
He works in acrylic, oils and spray paint to add different dimensions and layers.
Based on Tyneside, his work is generated by his perspective on landscapes, urbanisation and emotions, with a significant part of it relating to his own personal journey with mental health issues, disability and pleasure.
Russell says he wants his work to openly challenge the viewers own perspective and understanding of their fluctuating moods and health.
"The difference in an everyday space is that it can be used to make every day different."
He explains, "It is you, as an individual, who can evolve and make what is good for yourself".
To find out more about Russell's work email him at
See more of his one-off pieces on Instagram @russellyatesart
or at B.Box Studios in Newcastle.
Here's a selection of his work and link to his website.
MIND GAMES1 Part of a series of 4 120 x 120 cms Spray paint & household paint on canvas
MONOPRINT Acrylic monoprint on paper 51 x 38 cms
MIND GAMES2 Part of a series of 4 120 x 120 cms Spray paint & household paint on canvas
SEASIDE Acrylic and oil on canvas 61 x 61 cms
BEYOND NORMAL Acrylic & spray paint on canvas 100 x 100 cms
RIDING THE WAVE Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61 cms
THE HURTING Acrylic on canvas 102 x 66 cms
BLESS THE WEATHER Acrylic on Canvas 81 x 66 cms
LOUBOUTINS & oil on canvas 100 x 100 cms