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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…

  • In Hackfall Wood

    A new painting in the ‘In the Footsteps of Turner’ series: In Hackfall Wood. Set in a 350ft gorge near Ripon, Hackfall was bought in 1731 by John Aislabie, famous for his…

  • Fountains Journey

    I’ve started an oil on canvas 1200mm x 600mm of Fountains Abbey as part of the ‘In the Footsteps of Turner’ series. It’s from a mixed media piece I did recently and…

  • Fountains Abbey (In the Footsteps of Turner)

    I’ve been working on the ‘In The Footsteps Of Turner’ exhibition . This study is of the World Heritage site Fountains Abbey which I have painted many times. Turner sketched and painted…

  • 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…

  • 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″,…

  • New – Signed limited edition print

    David Stead gallery is proud to announce that ‘Bend in the River’ is now available as a large format, signed, ┬álimited edition print. The print (an edition of only 150) measures 870mm…

  • Exhibition (River Ure Project)

      The first ‘River Ure Project’ exhibition opens with a private view at David Stead Gallery on Fri October 4th at 6.30pm. The exhibition featuring writings on the river and many new…

  • Sun Breaking Through, St Mawes (Video)

  • Tickets

    The usual pile of bills hits the mat on this dour day of gunmetal skies, drizzle damp pavements and hissing traffic. Ok – the winter has been a good one with some…

  • Horses

    Another bitter day and snow is whipping in from the east. I’m going up to Kilgram bridge to make a snowy picture of the river Ure but already as I set off,…

  • Head of the Ure

    It’s not that I’m completely unsociable – I can talk shite over a pint of Black Sheep as well as the next man, but when I’m working I have to give it…