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.

WORSLEY, Catherine

WORSLEY, Catherine
Catherine Worsley is a local freelance graphic design who works on a wide range of design briefs, but has a particular interest in surface pattern design. She...

BACKNER, Bay

BACKNER, Bay
Bay Backner is a painter of contemporary fashion art and fashion icons, creating original oil and acrylic paintings and limited edition prints, often on a large-scale and...

SUDDARDS, Frank

SUDDARDS, Frank
Frank Suddards (1864 -1938) painter and Inspector of Art for the West Riding, was born in Bradford, the son of William Suddards, an auctioneer. Frank was...

JOHNSON, Debbie

JOHNSON, Debbie
 Debbie Johnson is a self-taught artist with a studio in Silsden. She works mainly in watercolour, pastel and pencil and has a particular interest in animal and...