Wood engravings, paintings in oils, acrylic and gouache, drawings, etchings, glass engravings, handmade books, and letterpress work are what you will find when you visit Wesley Bates’ gallery, studio and printery in Clifford Ontario. Primarily known for his wood engraving work, Bates has illustrated for major publishers such as McClelland & Stewart, Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Larkspur Press, Porcupine’s Quill, Bird & Bull Press, Gaspereau Press, and Running the Goat Press. He has illustrated books by such authors as W.O. Mitchell, Wendell Berry, Ed McClanahan, Richard Taylor, Stuart McLean, Timothy Findley, Russell Smith, Mary Dalton, and Don McKay. Bates’ work is represented in public collections including The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Laurentian University, Glenbow Art Gallery, Grimsby Public Gallery, University of Kentucky, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, and San Francisco Public Library – Special Collections. His work is held in private collections in Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, Australia, Spain, Japan and China.