Born 1962 Bruce Yardley paints exclusively in oils, working in the impressionist tradition. His subject matters are varied, but figures feature predominantly. In all his paintings his concern is to capture the varied effects of light and the moments of life whether it be cafe society or refined elegance and sophistication. ‘His strengths lie in confident brushwork, subtle colouring, firmly differentiated tones and convincing compositions, but perhaps where he succeeds most of all is the ability to offer 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). He has had many one-man shows, mainly around London, and exhibits regularly at various galleries around Britain and abroad. As well as having profiles published in The Artist and Leisure Painter, Bruce has won the Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award for work exhibited at the ROI annual exhibition, December 2000.