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)