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Alan Hardcastle is an artist who finds inspiration for his work in his native landscape. His drawings and paintings evoke the bleak beauty of the Pennines and capture its atmospheric qualities through the use of strong motifs and an edgy use of colour. 
He was born in Halifax in 1944 but moved to Leeds in his early teens. Aged 16 he left school to study fine art for 5 years at Leeds College of Art. He then did a one-year Post-Graduate course in Art Education at Hornsey College of Art in London. 
After 30 years of teaching Art and Design in colleges and schools he retired in 2002. Since then he has worked as a professional artist and recently had a successful solo exhibition at 
Smith Art Gallery
, Brighouse in April 2009.
He now lives in Bradford with his wife Janet and three cats.


Current and Past Exhibitions


Solo Exhibitions

2009 Satloka Gallery, Shelf

2009 Smith Art Gallery, Brighouse

1983 Bolsover Gallery. London

1983 Gable-End Studio Workshop. Huddersfield

1982 Castle Gallery. Ilkley

1982 Byram Galleries. Huddersfield

1975 Highfields Studios, Huddersfield Technical College


Group and Open Exhibitions

2009 Bankfield Museum, Halifax

2009 Visitor Centre, Piece Hall, Halifax

2009 Clocktower Gallery, Sheffield

2009 Calder Gallery,
Hebden Bridge

2009 Artists Open Show, Leeds City Art Gallery

1984 Ferens Winter Exhibition. Hull

1983 Gable-End Studio Workshop. Huddersfield

1983 Four Kirklees Painters. Millgate Centre, Delph

1982 Contemporary British Watercolours, Royal Society, London

1982 Royal Institute of Water Colourists, Mall Galleries, London

1982 Yorkshire Artists. Ilkley

1982 Lancashire Art '82, Harris Museum, Preston

1982 Art North Gallery, Huddersfield

1981 National Trust, East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley

1981 Kirklees Artists, Huddersfield Art Gallery

1978 Kirklees Open, Huddersfield Art Gallery

1978 Kries Unna, West Germany

1976 Whiterose Galleries, Bradford

1974 Weaver's Shed Restaurant

1970 Durham Art Teachers, DLI Museum

1968 Halifax Open, Bankfield Museum


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