Thursday, 10 May 2012

Arts Trail 3 - David Starley, artist


Follow the bunting trail to the far side of the village and you arrive at one of the large houses on Albert Road, displaying amongst other things colourful oil paintings by David Starley.  David is a Saltaire-based artist, who now works from a studio above The Butterfly Rooms on Gordon Terrace.  His subjects are mostly Saltaire and local landscapes.  He recently did a series along the Dales High Way, a long distance walk from Saltaire to Appleby in Westmorland. In what is perhaps a slight departure from his usual work, he has done an endearing series of paintings of Saltaire's cats, which can be bought as a calendar for 2013.   He had set up an easel in the garden and visitors were privileged to be able chat to him and watch him at work, whilst enjoying a cup of coffee and a slice of his wife's delicious fruit cake. (See what I have to suffer for the sake of this blog!)

(NB: The picture of cows seen in the first photo is by a different artist, Desmond Pattison, also displaying as part of Saltaire's Arts Trail.)

5 comments:

  1. I like this study of the artist, and the arts trail sounds well worth exploring. I may pop over!


    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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    1. The Arts Trail was only on for the three days of the Bank Holiday weekend - though it's an annual event. But there's plenty else to see round here.

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  2. I love the idea of a locally-focused arts trail. Next time, I'll walk along with you, OK?

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    1. I'd love your company Jack! But since there's that great ocean between us, how about walking along with me metaphorically. I've a few days worth of photos to post.

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  3. Good Arty Blog. Ours is Arty today too!

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