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  • Open Studios Weekend

    It was lovely to have lots of new people in David’s studio at the weekend at the North Yorkshire Open Studio event. Though normally closed to the public at other times of…

  • 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…

  • 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, ┬álimited 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…