17David Starley, Bingley Gallery (Resident Artist)
David is a professional artist, living in Saltaire but working from the Bingley Gallery. His aim is to evoke an emotional response to our environment through his art. Oil paint is applied thickly with a knife to produce an almost sculpted image.
Subject matter includes the landscape of Yorkshire and beyond, with trees as the central focus of many of his works. By portraying the forms and character of individual specimens, or groups in woodland, the viewer is led to a greater appreciation of these living structures – changeless yet changing, strong yet vulnerable; never to be taken for granted.