John Yardley RI1933 Born Beverley, Yorkshire

1950s Began painting following completion of National Service

1960 First submitted work to RI

1970 Began demonstrating in watercolour to local art societies

1980 First one-man show

1990 Elected to membership of the RI

Like many, I still derive a childish satisfaction from putting paint on to paper, especially strong colour. My pleasure is all the greater when I can see a painting through to finish with first-time applications of colour- no tinkering, no overpainting and no swabbing out!
I know I am not unusual in this,  many artists seem to take pride in exuberantly painted work which to the non-painter looks relatively rough and ready!


The Art of John Yardley by Ron Ranson (David & Charles)

Sunlight in Watercolour (DVD; APV films)

Venice in Watercolour (DVD: APV films)

Watercolour, A Personal View (David & Charles)

John Yardley, Contemporary British water-colour Artists (Shandong Fine Arts Publishing)

John Yardley by Susanne Haines (Halsgrove)

Variety in Watercolour (DVD; APV films)

As I See It By Steve Hall (Halsgrove)

Watercolour Moments (DVD; APV films)