The River Ure

19 March 2015 // The River Ure

Words and pictures: David Stead The river Ure snakes through a 350ft gorge cloaked with Oak, beech, sycamore and ash; a dramatic and beautiful foreground to a view that stretches across the vale of York to the blue, distant Hambleton hills. The woodland, dotted with follies, grottos, pathways and ponds testifies to the hand of […]

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The River Ure

4 February 2015 // The River Ure

Words and pictures: David Stead When I started the River Ure Project I had intended to work my way down river only as far as the point where it changes its name to the Ouse but this inconsequential and indeterminate dissolution had always rankled – rivers after all, flow into the sea don’t they? they […]

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The River Ure

10 July 2013 // The River Ure

‘Fisher’s Hall, Hackfall Wood’. by David Stead. It is a morning of high wind and squally showers so instead of a damp day painting by the river I have decided to do some research for the river Ure project – I’m working on a painting of Fisher’s Hall in Hackfall Wood, an area painted by […]

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The River Ure

7 June 2013 // The River Ure

The usual pile of bills hits the mat on this dour day of gunmetal skies, drizzle damp pavements and hissing traffic. Ok – the winter has been a good one with some proper snow and a few days so dazzlingly clear and crisp as to make the heart sing, but even so, there comes a […]

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