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Creating participatory arts events and working with artists to develop their careers.

David Starley

Oil Painter

Based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire

 'Painting Heather'

'Painting Heather'

David Starley first studied art at Sydney University whilst working in a steel foundry. After a subsequent career in archaeology, his working life is now focused on painting.

Oil paint is applied thickly with a knife to produce an almost sculpted, image, which responds to changing light in the display environment. As well as landscapes featuring architectural and archaeological subjects, David's attention has more recently turned to trees - familiar objects in our landscape, but too often taken for granted. The trees are typically portrayed in a number of ways; within forest or woodland, as individual specimens in more open landscapes, or by focusing in on the textures of bark and leaves. The result leads the viewer to a greater appreciation of these living structures.

David lives in the World Heritage village of Saltaire, West Yorkshire and his studio, an easy stroll down the canal, is at Dockfield Road Creative Arts Hub, Shipley where visitors are welcome by prior arrangement.


  • Reach more people who like my art by expanding the number and range of my exhibitions and gallery outlets
  • Continue to develop and enjoy my own creativity

'Autumn Symphony ' 2015

Oil on canvas 30" x 30"