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.

WILLSON, Graeme: ‘My Art’

WILLSON, Graeme: ‘My Art’
The work of the Ilkley-based artist, Graeme Willson, has spanned a wide range of subjects, including portraits, murals, studio work, and Ecclesiastical commissions, including paintings...

STOKER, Kerry J: ‘My Art’

STOKER, Kerry J: ‘My Art’
“Painting is my quiet meditation, invaluable for inner peace.” * “Painting makes me happy: it feeds my soul. My work contains the essence of me.”...

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...

RANDS, Angus: ‘My Art’

RANDS, Angus: ‘My Art’
In a 1982 interview with the Yorkshire Post (10.02/1982) the artist, Angus Rands, by this time a successful painter of Yorkshire landscape scenes, spoke of his...