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  • My YouTube Channel

    My new YouTube channel has gone live Here You can find video stories of happenings at the studio, trips away, painting tuition and anything else that might be of interest Please take…

  • gallery closed Fri 26th – Tues 30th Oct

    David Stead Gallery will be closed from today until Tuesday – David is going to the Lakes for work (more later), and fun.

  • Vistas of Longing

    The DVD of the film David made with German production company Gebrueder Beetz about JMW Turner arrived from Hamburg this morning. The film follows David as he travels to Norham castle on…

  • Art Classes

    David currently has 1 place available on his Wed class. Contact the gallery via email or on 07739 614976 if you’d like to come along.

  • Teaching at Norton Conyers

    Lovely day teaching at my Norton Conyers studio today: we discussed the notion of ‘background’ in painting: a concept I dislike and to illustrate it’s absence we had a look at the…

  • Summer break

    The Gallery will be closed from 18th July – 5th August inclusive for a summer break; we can be contacted on 07739 614976

  • A Visit To Devon

    A short film about our trip to Devon to collect a bespoke frame and some Colin Kellam ceramics. https://youtu.be/LsCLjrg8MFc

  • Amnesty International

    Norton Conyers Garden open afternoon with teas Sun 13th May in aid of Amnesty David’s studio will be open too so come along and meet the artist

  • Studio Open

    Both our Ripon gallery and my studio at Norton Conyers will be open this weekend, why not pop in and see us.

  • A walk in the woods

  • Scarborough Light (In The Footsteps of Turner)

    David has painted the harbour in the light of an October afternoon from the high vantage point of the castle. Turner painted Scarborough several times in the early 19th C; perhaps the most ‘finished’…

  • Teaching

    We had some lovely people from Skipton Ladies College sixth form in the studio last Wednesday, doing some work about Brigham rocks: