Dave Hartley

The Forsaken by Dave Hartley

Dave Hartley paintings for sale

After working in the printing industry for fifteen years, Dave Hartley began his art career as a freelance magazine illustrator, before finally devoting himself to making starkly poetic, refined graphite drawings.

Cheshire-born and now based in Stockport, his compositions focus on aspects of the largely lost industrial might of the Lancashire heartlands. While his work is profoundly influenced by that of Trevor Grimshaw, Hartley strives to impart a human element in his own work, often using titles to suggest a possible narrative, and in this respect, the works of Edward Butler Bayliss, Harry Rutherford and Adolphe Valette continue to inspire him.

Dave Hartley Artist Original Pencil Drawings for Sale. Born in 1970, and originally hailing from Hyde, Dave is now based in Stockport. Often focusing on the ordinary and unnoticed aspects of everyday urbanism, he seeks out remnants of a forgotten time, capturing the rugged beauty of a lost landscape which was once so commonplace in the towns of Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Stockport. Skilfully he immortalises them in a distinctive and unique style of graphite art. These are not just good drawings, but Spectacular representations of living in a Northern Town.

Dave’s most significant influence has been the late Trevor Grimshaw.  Who, like himself, produced evocative pencil drawings of the northern industrial landscape. Unlike Grimshaw, however, Dave often includes a distinctive human element in his work. As a result giving the pieces a strong narrative aspect, conspicuously absent in Trevor’s drawings. Furthermore, the paintings of Edwin Butler Bayliss, Harry Rutherford and Adolphe Valette also continue to be great sources of inspiration to Dave.

Dave’s work regularly appears on the Northern Art page of Facebook and he has exhibited throughout the North West of England in many galleries including Messum’s. These include Todmorden Fine Art, The Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Colourfield Gallery and Stockport Art Gallery. Featuring in many private collections, his original drawings are now becoming widely sought after.

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