John Yardley ‘As I See It’ hardcover art book by Steve Hall. Published 10 July 2012.
This book shows the wide spectrum of painting subjects that we have come to expect from one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. Subjects range from railway and nautical studies to intimate portrayals of family and friends and recollections of travels abroad. In addition, each picture is titled with its size and medium also noted. The pictures are preceded by an account of John Yardley’s life together with many photographs of the artist at work demonstrating and painting. This is a true collectors’ publication, not only for the many thousands of followers of the artist but also for all who appreciate the work of a true professional.
About John Yardley
John Yardley was born in 1933. He is a British painter well known for his landscapes, interiors, and street scenes. Yardley’s watercolors capture the essential aspects of each scene with economic brushstrokes that focus on the accuracy of light and color rather than detail. The artist cites Edward Seago and Edward Wesson as major influences on his work. Born on March 11, 1933 in Beverley, United Kingdom, Yardley never received formal art training. In 1986, after working as a banker for most of his life, he devoted himself to a career in art. The artist is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor and frequently exhibits at the Royal Watercolor Society and the Jonathan Grant Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand. Yardley travels extensively year round but predominantly lives and works in the United Kingdom.