Project Description

Bruce Yardley AROI

Awaiting additional paintings

Morning-Sun-oil-8-x-16-inches-211750

Morning Sun, Grand Canal, Venice

8″ x 16″ oil

Notre-Dame-At-Night-12-x-20-2400-2

From Pont de l’Archereche, Night

12″ x 20″ oil

La-Volta-from-S-Angelo-16-x-24-213400

La Volta from S Angelo, Venice

16″ x 24″ oil

Radcliffe-Camera-Rain-10-x-7-211100

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford, Rain

10″ x 7″ oil

Covent Garden Cafe and Museum, London

Covent Garden Cafe and Museum, London

12″ x 10″ oil

Impression: St Paul's at Night

Impression: St Paul’s at Night

10″ x 8″

Painting Enquiry

Bruce Yardley, born 1962, has been a full-time professional painter for twenty five years, with over forty one-man shows to his name, mainly at UK galleries, but also at galleries in the US, Canada and New Zealand.

Bruce’s work is firmly within the English tradition of tonally sensitive Impressionism. His principal concern, like that of the original French Impressionists, is with light, and over the years he has evolved an expressive and painterly style to capture the wonderfully varied effects of light in all its forms, a style that avoids the deadening hand of descriptive detail. The influence of Monet, Sickert and Whistler is readily apparent, and Bruce discusses these men and other inspirations in his forthcoming book, Painting like the Impressionists, to be published by Crowood Press in July 2021. His paintings range in scale from small alla prima oil sketches executed on board to canvases of four foot and more.

Personal and Education

1996-present: Full-time professional painter
1984-90: Worcester College, Oxford (D. Phil., 1990)
1981-84: Bristol University (BA, 1984)
1973-80: Reigate Grammar School
   

One-Man Shows

2020: Catto Gallery, London NW3
2019: Priory Gallery Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire
2018: Catto Gallery, London NW3
2017: Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London SE1
Priory Gallery Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire
2016: Catto Gallery, London NW3
2015: Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London SE1
Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond Hill, Surrey
2014: Catto Gallery, London NW3
Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond Hill, Surrey
2013: Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London SE1
2012: Catto Gallery, London NW3
Priory Gallery Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire
2011: Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London SE1
2010: Catto Gallery, London NW3
2009: Alexander Gallery, Bristol
Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London SE1
2008: Catto Gallery, London NW3
2007: Alexander Gallery, Bristol
Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London SE1
2006: Catto Gallery, London NW3
Priory Gallery Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire
2005: Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London SE1
Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond Hill, Surrey
2004: Catto Gallery, London NW3
Petley Fine Art, London W1
2003: Clifton Gallery, Bristol
David Curzon Gallery, London SW19
Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand
Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond Hill, Surrey
2002: Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey
Catto Gallery, London NW3
2001: David Curzon Gallery, London SW19
Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand
Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond Hill, Surrey
2002: Catto Gallery, London NW3
1999: Richmond Hill Gallery, Richmond Hill, Surrey
1998: Catto Gallery, London NW3
   

Two-Man Shows

2020: BY/David Howell, Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge, Hampshire
2010: BY/Nick Poullis, Priory Gallery Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire
2007: BY/John Yardley, Win Henstock Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
2005: BY/John Yardley, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand
2003: BY/John Yardley, Win Henstock Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, USA
1999: BY/Stan Andrews, Clifton Gallery, Bristol
1997: BY/Biddy Frankel, Thompson’s Gallery, London W1
BY/John Yardley, Granby Gallery, Bakewell
   

Societies

2000-3 Associate, ROI
   

Awards

2000 Menena Joy Schwabe Portrait Prize, ROI
   

Publications

Painting like the Impressionists (Crowood Press, forthcoming)

Published Profiles

2008 The Artist
2004 Art in England
2000 Leisure Painter
1999 The Artist