Bruce Yardley, born 1962, has been a full-time professional painter, working exclusively in oil, for over twenty five years. He has over forty one-man shows to his name, mainly in the UK, but also in the US, Canada and New Zealand, and has been showing at Priory Gallery Broadway continuously since 2000.
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 recent book, Painting like the Impressionists, copies of which are available to buy at the gallery.
His subject matter is wide, again like that of the original Impressionists, and he is equally comfortable with indoor and outdoor subjects. His still life paintings are especially distinctive, and have always been a great favourite with customers here at Priory Gallery.