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Vistas of Longing

October 4th, 2018

The DVD of the film David made with German production company Gebrueder Beetz about JMW Turner arrived from Hamburg this morning. The film follows David as he travels to Norham…

Scarborough Light (In The Footsteps of Turner)

October 7th, 2017

David has painted the harbour in the light of an October afternoon from the high vantage point of the castle. Turner painted Scarborough several times in the early 19th C; perhaps the…

West Tanfield (In the Footsteps of Turner)

September 15th, 2017

‘River Ure, West Tanfield & a Trout Rises’, oil on canvas 100cm x 100cm Joseph Mallord William Turner RA visited Yorkshire many times during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century….

Rainy Kirkgate (In the Footsteps of Turner)

September 14th, 2017

‘Rainy Kirkgate’, ink on sketchbook page. This is the opposite view to that painted by Turner in 1797, so here the cathedral is behind us and we are looking towards…

Turner’s House

September 14th, 2017

Here’s a link to an interesting Guardian article on the restoration of Sandycombe Lodge, Turner’s house in Twickenham.

In Production

September 14th, 2017

The television film ‘Vistas of Longing, Painters and Their landscapes’ is now in production; German/French release date is provisionally sometime around January 2018 and a wider release some months after that….

David Stead: In the Footsteps of Turner (Durham)

September 11th, 2017

‘Fountains Autumn’ (In the Footsteps of Turner)

September 8th, 2017

‘Fountains Autumn’, mixed media on collage 42cm x 42cm One of the glories of a visit to Yorkshire is Fountains Abbey, one of the largest and best preserved ruined Cistercian monasteries…

Norham With Ina, Jens & Resa (In the Footsteps of Turner)

September 7th, 2017

‘Norham With Ina, Jens & Resa’, oil on canvas 50cm x 40cm This is the first view of the castle David had as he drove into Norham village with the German…

Vistas Of Longing

August 28th, 2017

As part of the ‘In The Footsteps Of Turner’ project, David Stead has been working on tv film called ‘Vistas of Longing – Painters and Their Landscapes’, with a film…


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