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.

BELSON, Patricia (Pat)

BELSON, Patricia (Pat)
Patricia (Pat) Belson, was born in Peterborough, but has studied, worked and lived in the Bradford area for over 25 years. After completing a foundation...

PRICE, Antony

PRICE, Antony
Antony Price, fashion designer, best known for his individual fashionable evening wear for men and women, was born in 1945 and lived near Oxenhope.  In...

HASLAM-CHANCE, Nancy

HASLAM-CHANCE, Nancy
Nancy Haslam-Chance, illustrator/artist, was born in Bradford and raised in the Undercliffe area of the city. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2014 with...

BLOUNT-SHAH, Caro

BLOUNT-SHAH, Caro
Caro Blount-Shah is a Bradford based artist and teacher/arts facilitator, specialising in jewellery, artists’ books, and printmaking, particularly using photographic, embossing and carborundum techniques. She has written...