About

Whitney Tates is a Shreveport based artist who works primarily in acrylic to help individuals better understand and appreciate life around them. She believes that her work can invoke contemplation and discussions on social and environmental issues. Whitney has created multiple murals in Dallas and Shreveport, LA. She is a juried roster artist of the Northwest Louisiana Artist Directory. Whitney holds a BA in Studio Art from Centenary College of Louisiana. 

 My work explores the relationship between humanity, nature, and The Self.  The palette of cool colors is modeled after space photography, late night star gazing, and water watching. These hues invoke feelings of serenity and distance, while the subject matter focuses on external conversations of conservation, spiritual beliefs, internal questions of spirituality and struggles of understanding the unknown. Each piece ranges from world conservation to the existential question of our place in the world.  The flowing shapes of nature and chaotic blends of nebulas reflect the unpredictability of life and growth. The subjects of the paintings, often women, children, or endangered animals, display their roles in protecting, nurturing and teaching the responsibility we have of watching over our home and ourselves.  I am inspired by nature, psychology, music, poetry and other artists. I combine elements from each of these to develop questions via canvas for the viewers to ask themselves and others.

My work explores the relationship between humanity, nature, and The Self.

The palette of cool colors is modeled after space photography, late night star gazing, and water watching. These hues invoke feelings of serenity and distance, while the subject matter focuses on external conversations of conservation, spiritual beliefs, internal questions of spirituality and struggles of understanding the unknown. Each piece ranges from world conservation to the existential question of our place in the world.

The flowing shapes of nature and chaotic blends of nebulas reflect the unpredictability of life and growth. The subjects of the paintings, often women, children, or endangered animals, display their roles in protecting, nurturing and teaching the responsibility we have of watching over our home and ourselves.

I am inspired by nature, psychology, music, poetry and other artists. I combine elements from each of these to develop questions via canvas for the viewers to ask themselves and others.