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  • New from my YouTube channel:

    My thoughts on what you might carry when painting outside:  

  • Morning Jubilee, Ripon (In the Footsteps of Turner)

    ‘Morning Jubilee, Ripon’ Oil on canvas 91cm x 76cm On a summer’s morning in 1797 the 22yr old JMW Turner set up his easel outside what is now David Stead Gallery and made…

  • Hebden Bridge

    There’s a tendency to avoid people who are going through a difficult time “I’m sure she won’t want to be bothered with us” and when a town gets battered by some near…

  • 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:  

  • My latest piece for Caught By The River

      The river Ure snakes through a 350ft gorge cloaked with Oak, beech, sycamore and ash; a dramatic and beautiful foreground to a view that stretches across the vale of York to…

  • Foxhounds #3

    The composition is complete but the painting itself has a long way to go. The original painting is oil on canvas & measures 61.5 cm x 112 cm; we will be making…

  • New set of mounted prints

    We have a new set of mounted prints arriving in the David Stead Gallery this 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…

  • Prints

    Some of the paintings from the River Ure Project are available as large scale signed, limited edition prints, including ‘Bend In The River’. The print measures 824mm x 540mm and is printed…