Bruce Yardley was born in 1962. Although he produced his first oil painting whilst at school in the 1970s he trained as an historian at the universities of Bristol and Oxford before joining the wine trade, first in retail, then as a freelance writer. Bruce Yardley has been painting full-time since 1996. He paints exclusively in oils, working in the impressionist tradition. His subject matters are varied, but figures feature predominantly. Recurring themes to his contemporary paintings are cityscapes such as London, Venice, New York and Bath, still life, interiors, and figurative studies. Uniting all his work is a fascination with the varied effects of light, whether it is the crisp sun of an English autumn, the cushioning glow of the Venetian lagoon, or the sparkling duplications of wet and dry reflections. Writing in The Artist Oliver Lange observed: Bruce Yardleys strengths lie in confident brushwork, subtle colouring, firmly differentiated tones and convincing compositions, but perhaps where he succeeds most of all is the ability to offer teasingly restrained quality that suggests or evokes rather than painstakingly describes Bruce Yardley is an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). He has had many one-man art shows, mainly around London, and exhibits regularly at various British Art Galleries and abroad. As well as having a profiles published in The Artist and Leisure Painter, Bruce has won the Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award for work exhibited at the ROI annual exhibition, December 2000.

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Covent Garden, Summer in the Piazza

oil on canvas 24 x 36 in £5250

Covent Garden, Summer in the Piazza by

Examinees and Emperors, Oxford

oil on canvas 30 x 30 in £5250

Examinees and Emperors, Oxford by

Flowers and Mantelpiece

oil on canvas 30 x 24 in £4500

Flowers and Mantelpiece by

White Umbrella, Oxford

oil on board 10 x 12 in £1200

White Umbrella, Oxford by

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