Born and raised in Hamilton, ON, Bates attended DVSA, McMaster University and McGill University. She spent time in France and Italy furthering her studies in art and language.
Bates has been a faculty member at DVSA since 1998, where she teaches in the adult and children’s programs. She has been a faculty member of the Illustration program at Sheridan College since 2006, teaching in the areas of traditional media, figure drawing, composition, and Art and Cultural History.
Bates works out of her home studio in Hamilton, ON.
BACKGROUND & TRAINING:
Hons. B.A. Art and Comparative Literature (McMaster University, 1999)
M.A. (McGill University, 2003)