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  • 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 but having other…

  • Autumn Creeps In To The Summer Wood

    Oil on 12oz cotton duck canvas 5′ x 5′   I’m working on this study of the woods near Sleningford at the moment. It is quite a big piece at five feet…

  • 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 Painting

    Working on a new painting for the River Ure Project whilst teaching at Sleningford – ‘Sleningford Ure’ Oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm

  • 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,  limited edition print. The print (an edition of only 150) measures 870mm…

  • A Walk By The River Ure (By Kate Frater)

    A Walk By The River Ure   After the assault on the old stone bridge the river comes to quiet, pestering the banks; the skeletal roots of trees.   The trout are…

  • Will Loves Georgie

    Leaving the car in the lane I wander off down the deserted side track. On the left, piles of steaming manure are speckled with rooks, crows and Jackdaws like currants in a…

  • Caught by the River

    I am thrilled to have had some writing (and pictures) accepted by Caught by the River. For those of us who’s lives are immeasurably enlivened by association with rivers it is probably…