El Dorado Hills residents for 19 years, Kyle and Rita Yates have been married for 40 years and working with metal art for over 18 years. Rita is retired from a 39 year career with the U.S. Forest Service and together they juggle another small business (Kyle Yates Inc.), providing sales and service for a variety of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), intercom systems and other safety items for fire departments, government and industry across the state of California…. and the metal art business. They enjoy providing quality hand crafted items at affordable prices, and always are having fun while they do it! Kyle & Rita strive to add life-like detail and have invested countless hours consulting with dog breeders, judges and owners, wildlife biologists, and friends refining each design to represent what you might expect to find in nature. Of course, the whimsical characters are purely intended to bring delight to you and visitors to your garden.
The Yates Art comes in a variety of forms and shapes, sizes and finishes. There is something for everyone and for every budget. Nature lovers will find beautiful renditions of birds and wild life and animal lovers can find their favorites beautifully depicted. Objects range from life size to table size and from rust finishes to resin cast high end art pieces.