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  • River Ure Project (Video)

    Much of David’s writing can be found at┬áhttps://www.caughtbytheriver.net

  • River Ure. An article for Caught by the River

    The river Ure: It is my definitive river, the one I grew up with, the one I understand, the one I thought I knew. I had swum in it and played by…

  • 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…

  • Dalesman Feature

    I’m featured in February’s issue of the Dalesman magazine which came out today. It’s a fine piece by editor Adrian Braddy about the ‘In the Footsteps of Turner’ project. Grab a copy…

  • River Ure Project VIDEO 11

  • Painting Course

    I will be teaching a two day course on Wed 19th & Thurs 20th June this year at The Stable Gallery at Old Sleningford near Mickley. Let me know if you would…

  • Ch ch ch changes!

    We’ve been having a major change round in the gallery over the past couple of months. The new staircase is finished and we have redecorated. As always, these things take longer than…

  • Drawing Babies!

    Yep – I’ve been drawing babies and pushchairs for the series of greetings cards; not subjects I’m particularly familiar with! The new batch has hit the racks and selling well and I’m…

  • Framing

      Framing can be a difficult issue: to frame or not to frame, and if you do, what size, what colour, should it be gilded? A trusted framer is an invaluable asset…

  • The Cards Have Arrived!

    I haven’t had time to post on here for a while as my time has been taken up with the design and production of a new range of David Stead greetings cards.…

  • Ripon Cathedral

    I was thinking of doing a series of greetings cards based on some of my pictures. Obviously I would need a Ripon Cathedral card so I did this mixed media. I think…

  • Stop!

    You’ll notice that Jonathan is grinning in the photo; this was the relative calm after the storm. For the previous twenty five minutes he had been bouncing round the room, whooping and…