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City storeys, country tale

This is a link to an article by John Russell Taylor in the Times, 2 February 2005, reviewing David Tress's shows at the Boundary Gallery, London, and The Guildhall Art Gallery, London.

Light and Shade

This is a link to an article by Andrew Lambirth in the Spectator magazine, 23 July 2008, reviewing David Tress's touring show Chasing Sublime Light at Petworth House.

Truth of Experience

This is a link to an article by Professor Jeremy Hooker in Resurgence magazine, first published in 2009. In the article Jeremy Hooker looks at David Tress's relationship with the landscape of Pembrokeshire, and to the British Romantic tradition.

British Painting is Back

This is a link to a review by David Killen in Prospect magazine, 24 September 2013, of David Tress's show at Messums, London.

David Tress: an artist of independent spirit

This is a link to a review by Andrew Lambirth in The Spectator, 21 September 2013, of David Tress's show at Messums, London.

The following pieces of writing are included here with the kind permission of their authors. They are all copyright and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holders. Under the terms of fair dealing, short sections may be quoted for private study, educational use and criticism or review only, excluding any commercial use.

Encountering Risk

An introduction by Frances Spalding to the catalogue of the exhibition 'David Tress. Recent Paintings and Drawings', West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard, 1997. Considers David Tress, his paintings and drawings, and the landscapes that he works in.
© Frances Spalding 1997.

David Tress and the Force of the Real

An introduction by John Russell Taylor to the monograph 'David Tress', published by Gomer Press in association with the West Wales Arts Centre, 2002. Considers David Tress's development, in particular his relationship to other movements in art in the second half of the twentieth century. © John Russell Taylor, 2002

David Tress. The Act of Drawing

An introduction by Andrew Lambirth to the catalogue of the exhibition 'David Tress Drawings', Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery, Brecon, and subsequent tour, 2003 - 2005. A detailed consideration of David Tress's drawings, and their relationship to the landscape in which he lives. © Andrew Lambirth, 2003.


Notes on the exhibition 'Landmarks' at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, November 2010.
Contains an outline of the importance of the continuing Romantic (Neo-Romantic) tradition. © David Tress, 2010.


A conversation between David Tress and John Davies, May 2011. Originally published
in the catalogue 'David Tress. Earth, Sun, Wind & Rain' accompanying an exhibition
at The John Davies Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh, May 2011. © John Davies and David Tress, 2011.

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