Dave Hartley is a British artist, born in Hyde, near Manchester, Cheshire. Now based in Stockport.
Dave captures the serene beauty of a forgotten industrial past with his skillful markings almost petering on realism in pencil.
Featuring in many private collections across the UK and Europe and the States. His original pencil drawings of the Northern live offer a more affordable option to his often compared art hero Trevor Grimshaw.
The subjects in his drawings often focus on singular figures or small details in the fabric of the urban landscape. It might be a street lamp or a barbed wire fence in the foreground suspended onto a backdrop of a vast sky with light diminishing to the distant horizon.
Dave has exhibited throughout the North West of England in many galleries including Messum’s in London.