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  • Greetings Cards

    The greetings cards have been selling like hot cakes here at David Stead Gallery. We have a choice of about twenty five images, all taken from original works by David and we…

  • 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…

  • Lydia Portrait

    Easter Monday and just finished a portrait of Lydia. We have a cuppa to celebrate.

  • 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…

  • Bootham Culmination (or not)

    So, we are approaching the final stroke – the coup de grace. Jonathan will I’m sure be relieved: he will get his life and his sitting room back, whereas I will be…

  • Kate

    Finished a portrait of daughter Kate yesterday; don’t think I’ll be allowed to sell it though!

  • Blue Sky Thinking (Bootham 5)

    ‘Lovely Day’, said the lady in the petrol station. ‘Hmm’, I muttered. I’d been working on a portrait in the predictable light of the studio all morning and now I was on…

  • Bootham 4

    Nine ‘o’ clock start in York. Jonathan has some new glasses so we had to decide whether to ¬†change the picture or carry on with the old pair. Since there was a…

  • Bootham 2

      Second day at Bootham school and after working late in the studio last night I’d slept in! All a bit of a rush to get to York as soon as possible…

  • Portrait Commission

    Today was the first day working on a commission to paint Jonathan Taylor, headmaster of Bootham school in York. The school has a long tradition of commissioning portraits of headmasters dating back…