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  • New from my YouTube channel:

    My thoughts on what you might carry when painting outside:  

  • Birthday Present

    A happy man with his wife’s birthday present direct from the studio today. Nice one David.

  • 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…

  • 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:  

  • 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 Print

    We have a new, signed limited edition print at David Stead Gallery called ‘To The Deanery Garden, Ripon’.  Measuring 40cm x 32cm it is printed on highest quality stock and is limited to just…

  • Cards

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