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Thank you for visiting my website.

I am an artist and poet based in the village of Marsden between Leeds and Manchester in the north of England. I work from my home studio perched at the corner of the Yorkshire Pennines and Derbyshire Peak District. The Pennine Way is nearby however if you do pass my house whilst doing the walk then you have taken a wrong turn and are probably lost.

The majority of my work is inspired by the Pennine landscape with the occasional diversion to the sea. I like to focus on the different qualities of light and the effects that this has on land and sea by studying the constant changes in atmosphere and mood. We live on the east side of the Pennines, facing North so that the rivers run from left to right like the lines of a book.

Inspiration is drawn from isolated farms, wild moorland and, in contrast, deserted beaches. My work aims to capture atmospheric skies and landscapes using a variety of techniques from watercolour, acrylic, oil and print.

My poetry has been published widely both on-line and in print journals. My debut poetry pamphlet, Flowers by the Road, was published by Templar Poetry in February 2017.

In 2016 I created the idea of The Poetry Village – an imagined place where poetry was celebrated in all its forms and shared widely to audiences worldwide. The Poetry Village now exists on-line and accepts submissions from both new and established poets throughout the year – please follow thisΒ link


64 thoughts on “David Coldwell

  1. I’m tempted to ask… did you ever have tea with the Bronte sisters? πŸ™‚ On a serious note, I like your note on yourself.
    Thanks for visiting, and then bravely, following my blog.
    I’m on my way …
    Have a great year ahead.

  2. Interesting blog. As for the pain of doing up houses … we started renovating ours 16 years ago & it’s still not finished. (No I don’t live in a mansion!) – I suppose it’s just that when don’t want your life to turn into only that, you start to realise that you can actually live in that condition & that it is actually better than when you didn’t even have hot water (for example)!

    Good luck….. it sounds like a lovely place.

  3. David, you were kind enough to like a recent blog of mine and I followed yours as a result. On the way home from work last night I turned onto Mark Radcliffe’s show. Amazing coincidence to hear what could only have been your First, Last & Everything! Liked all of them, but the Natalie Merchant track is an absolute gem!

  4. Having renovated more quaint and ancient cottages than I can remember I can fully share your pain, m’dear … that does not stop me being jealous of you however.
    Just had to follow a fellow Yorkshire bod … Brits seem to be an endangered species in the blogosphere as someone previously commented.
    We gotta stick together, our kid.

  5. Oooh I stayed at the youth hostel in Marsden one new year. Bet it has gone now. I liked it. Sloughit eh? or however it is phonetically written. And I lived in Newcastle (Gosforth) for ten years. I’m not sure whether I am bragging there or asking for sympathy.

  6. Thanks for liking my post on The Trades at New Year. I’m a Lancashire lass who went to university in Leeds, currently stuck in London. Your blog takes me to where I’d like to be.

  7. grahamcliffordpoet

    Hi. Thanks for the like. I’m relatively new to this malarkey but am really liking discovering all these interesting bloggers. And I’m learning all the time: had no idea it would be smart to like the “About” pages, but is so true!
    And a Talk Talk/Sylvian fan – we may be brothers from other mothers. Keep it up.

  8. Hello David – thank you for wandering past my blog and stopping to click a like button (the post about taxes, with money songs). I’m an Anglophile on the wrong side of the pond, so I’m sure I’ll be back to do some wandering here in return.

  9. Hi David! Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post on my New York theme tunes – you made a very new blogger’s day. I see you also feature Snow Patrol on your blog πŸ™‚

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  11. Be Well And Happy

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. your ‘about me’ page made me laugh so I hope it’s meant to be amusing! My Dad was vicar of Huddersfield in the late 60s and we lived in a big old rambly vicarage (with rats) which people now tell me was a French Restaurant in recent years… I’m sure the hills of Marsden are preferable.

  12. Thanks for the like. As an erstwhile resident of both Liverpool and Derby, I remember how beautiful your part of England is. Although, at this time of year, I’d rather be in the tropics…

  13. Thanks for the like on my blog, like what I’ve seen/read so far on yours πŸ™‚ Hope you will have some use for the extra hours of daylight coming.

  14. Thanks for visiting my blog. I wonder if you somehow sensed I was a poet too? I haven’t published any in the last number of years but you have rekindled that fire…. I am following your blog now and have vastly enjoyed this visit to your About page. I shall return! Best, Geraldine

  15. Hey David! thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog! I LOVED yours! I’m not from GB, I’m from Texas; but I’ve spent my share of time in England!
    Love the Pubs, THE museum, The Garth Hotel, Camden Market, Bath, and Beyond…The imagery in your written work is as appealing as the details (and lack of them) in your paintings…I will enjoy following you!

  16. Hi David,
    Always pleased to find another Simon Armitage fan, even if you are from Marsden and I am from East Yorkshire! And thanks for the like at ‘Sandra Danby’….

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