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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…

  • Turner In Shropshire

    JMW Turner visited Shrewsbury in 1794 and painted the old Welsh bridge. It appears from the painting that the new bridge (pictured above) was under construction at the time. In the background…

  • New from my YouTube channel:

    My thoughts on what you might carry when painting outside:  

  • Teaching At Norton Conyers

    It was nice to be teaching again this week and for the first time in my own studio. It takes a while to get used to a new working space┬ábut having other…

  • Norton Conyers House

    Norton Conyers House and garden are open this bank holiday weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon). The gardens are bursting into life at the moment and well worth a visit. I will be working…

  • London

    I was in London this week to deliver an oil painting to some lovely customers. The Thames changed colour from minute to minute but I liked its brown hues the best. I…

  • Ripon Canal

      David Stead has been working on a series of pictures in mixed media on handmade paper. this new work is of Ripon canal. The Ripon Canal was built by the canal…

  • Sea Life

    David has been working at the coast recently and this is reflected in many of the new works appearing on the site at the moment:  

  • New set of mounted prints

    We have a new set of mounted prints arriving in the David Stead Gallery┬áthis week; all are from original pen and ink drawings by David Stead. Each print is 10″ x 8″,…

  • Canvas Prints

    I have finally found a printer I can trust to make prints of my paintings. Mark takes infinite care to make sure that the colours are right and the ‘feel’ of the…

  • Cards

      New cycling and art cards available at the gallery and online:  

  • New Painting Course

    David will be teaching a new course at The Stable Gallery, Old Sleningford beginning on Wed 29th January 2014. The course will run for a 10 wk term (with a half term…