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John Yardley

John Yardley is recognised as one of Britain's finest watercolourists. Born in Beverley, Yorkshire in 1933, he commenced painting full-time in 1986, following a career in banking. Having had no formal training, Yardley maintains that this has given him the freedom to find his own skills As a full time professional he is now able to devote all his time to painting, working in both oil and watercolour.

John Yardley is a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and exhibits at the Royal Watercolour Society where he won an award for Best Newcomer (1989), as well as in a number of galleries in England and overseas.

He enjoys regular painting trips throughout England and Europe, creating beautiful studies of Rome, Venice and the English coast. He also is famous for his superb flower studies, many of which are inspired by his own beautiful garden.

He is now regarded as one of Britain's finest contemporary impressionists and he has been the subject of two documentaries on watercolour painting and three books, including The Art of John Yardley and John Yardley: A Personal View.