The Bradford district of West Yorkshire has been, and continues to be, the home and inspiration for professional visual artists. This website celebrates the diversity of artistic talent in the area, past and present.
The city, towns, countryside and people of the district continue to provide inspiration to local artists

The life and work of Bradford artists, past and present.

This website is an illustrated guide to professional artists past and present who were born, work, or have made their home, in what is now known as the Bradford Metropolitan District – including David Hockney.

The aim of this guide is to collate information about local artists for the benefit of art lovers and supporters in the district and elsewhere.

The people included on this site are or have been professional artists, making visual art forms the main focus of their work; more information about inclusion criteria is found here.

The biographical summaries and images have been drawn from a range of online and printed sources in the public domain (see ‘Sources’).

Click on any letter in 'Artists' above to begin your search.

ALLSEBROOK, Janet: ‘My Art’

ALLSEBROOK, Janet: ‘My Art’
“I produce printmaking, artist books, construction, photography and paint depending on the relevance of those media. I also combine a matrix of interchangeable but specific...

MONKMAN, Percy: ‘My Art’

MONKMAN, Percy: ‘My Art’
The prolific Bradford artist, Percy Monkman, was an entertaining speaker at various social gatherings. His observations about art were often mixed with humorous stories of encounters...

HARRISON, Linda: ‘My Art’

HARRISON, Linda: ‘My Art’
“I am a colourist, using soft pastel and oil paint, both traditionally and experimentally, on handmade papers, prepared or textured card, canvas or fabric.” “I...

BURHAN, Shy: ‘My Art’

BURHAN, Shy: ‘My Art’
‘I am a professional photographer and founder of Shy B Photography. Shipley based, and Bradford born and bred, I’m  passionate about my home town and my work has...