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.

BROOK, Alan (Buddy)

BROOK, Alan (Buddy)
The wood sculptor, painter and illustrator, Alan, better known as Buddy, Brook, born 1947, works from his studio-home at Baildon. In 1962, aged just 14, he...

DOCKRAY, John

DOCKRAY, John
John Dockray’s paintings reflect his global travels, as well as the Yorkshire countryside and people close to his home in Wilsden, near Bingley. He attended Shrewbury School of...

BROPHY, Marilyn

BROPHY, Marilyn
Marilyn Brophy is a Saltaire-based painter and printmaker who works predominantly in oil and acrylics, as well as producing limited edition relief and dry point prints. Marilyn...

TAYLOR, Jeremy

TAYLOR, Jeremy
The watercolour artist,  Jeremy Taylor, was born in Shipley, 1957. He moved to Norfolk in 1975 and studied Philosophy at the University of East Anglia....