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.

HAYTON, Joseph

HAYTON, Joseph
Joseph Hayton is a stone carver and sculptor who lives at Silsden and has a studio/workshop at Pateley Bridge. He works in stone, marble and...

INGLES, Sue

INGLES, Sue
Textile artist, Sue Ingles, from Silsden, is a founder member of the flaX textile group of artists. Sue has a background in further education teaching and support...

AFZAL, Kalim

AFZAL, Kalim
  Glass designer and artist, Kalim Afzal, was born in Bradford in 1966 and educated locally.  He has travelled widely across Europe and his work, ‘Fountain’...

PRESTON, Nancy Hammond

PRESTON, Nancy Hammond
  Nancy Hammond Preston (1873-1950) was the grand-daughter of artist, John Preston; she was also known as ‘Nannie’ Preston. The 1891 Census records her as living in...