Welcome to the always incomplete website of artist and creative contractor Samuel H. Bates. The photo galleries found on the "Portfolio" page are the heart of this website, and will be added to continuously. The majority of work displayed here is the result of Sam's collaborative approach to custom work for diverse patrons, in settings ranging from private homes and businesses, to hospitals, churches, universities, and retreat centers. The "Custom Work" page is meant to demystify and introduce the process of placing a custom order for artwork that will be uniquely designed for both the patron and the intended setting, whether it is only a small palm-sizd stone for a special occasion, or a large architectural project. The diversity of the work displayed on these pages reflects both a wide range of customers, and an aesthetic approach that is always synthesizing new interests.

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