Life Guards

Bruce Yardley, British 1962 –
Bruce Yardley completed his first oil paintings whilst still at school some twenty-five years ago, but like so many gifted artists, his initial career was not in painting. He trained as an historian at the universities of Bristol and Oxford, gaining his doctorate in the late 1980′s before joining the wine industry, first in retail, then as a freelance wine-writer.

He has painted full-time since 1996 and due to natural ability his work has quickly become noticed by leading art dealers and their customers worldwide.

Bruce Yardley paints exclusively in oils, working within the impressionist tradition. His subject matter is varied, but figures feature prominently, and in all his paintings his concern is to capture the varied effects of light. ‘His strengths lie in confident brushwork, subtle colouring, firmly differentiated tones and convincing compositions. He has recently been elected an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI).
Medium : Oil on canvas
Dimensions (unframed) : 12 x 16 in / 30 x 40 cm
Signature : Lower right