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. But perhaps where he succeeds most of all is in the ability to offer a teasingly restrained quality that suggests or evokes rather than painstakingly describes'. (Oliver Lange, 'Masterclass', The Artist, April 1999.) He has recently been elected an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI).
Royal Institute of Oil Painters (Associate Member)
Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award for work exhibited at ROI annual exhibition, December 2000.
Masterclass, The Artist, April 1999
Painters of today, Leisure Painter, July 2000