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About David

Discover the creativity of David Stead, an esteemed Yorkshire artist and writer, trained in fine art in London. His artistic journey has taken him from London to the serene beauty of Devon, and finally back to Yorkshire where he established the renowned David Stead Gallery. This space not only showcases David’s intricate works but also hosts pieces by celebrated ceramicist Colin Kellam. Operating from his new, spacious studio at Norton Conyers House, David’s work scales new heights, allowing for grander projects and opening avenues for educational workshops. His art, includes acclaimed series like the ‘River Ure Project’ and ‘In The Footsteps Of Turner’, each narrating the relationship between landscape and creativity. David Stead’s art transcends mere aesthetics, offering viewers and buyers a passage through story laden landscapes brought to life by his well-honed craft.

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Sailing The Ionian

We’ve just got back from a couple of weeks Sailing the Greek Islands. It’s hard to return to what has been, let’s face it, a lacklustre Summer so far. On the bright side: since I’ve been back I’ve finished the two large canvases I was working on in the Norton Conyers studio (more about them…

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New Shropshire Studio

David’s new temporary studio in Shropshire is now a functioning space and he’s already begun a large scale (2mtrs x 1mtr) oil on canvas of the mid Shropshire landscape. The painting features the iconic Caer Caradoc, The Lawley and The Wrekin and is moving forward apace.

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Turner In The North

Ripon artist David Stead has been following in the footsteps of JMW Turner and researching his travels through the North of England for many years. He has made drawings, watercolours, acrylics and oil paintings in many of the places Turner visited on his tour of the north in 1797 and his subsequent visits in the…

Art Classes

Unlock your creativity with our acrylic and oil painting classes with David! Explore landscapes, portraits, and figure painting in a nurturing atelier style environment suitable for all, from beginners to advanced.