"i first met fred yates at the restaurant in roussac (in the limousin). it is not one of the most sought after restaurants in france, thank god, but it is surely one of the friendliest...

"to speak to fred you would not imagine that he had done very much at all, he came across - as he always did - as just an ordinary chap...

"later that same day, i visited his little place in rancon - a village nearby...

"a few days later he visited my place and, to my delight, he really liked one or two of my pictures...

"fred gave me some tips, advice and encouragement and over the next few months he and i painted together once or twice; a chapel he adored, a village scene or two...

"i was very pleased, and very fortunate, to meet him and to share the little time we did."


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  • died on july 7th 2008.
    he is much missed by his many friends and admirers.