alan dalgetty

            artist and photographer




latest work


I was born in 1951 at Catterick, Yorkshire and began travelling the world at 6 months eventually stopping in 1964 when my family settled in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

I now live in Scholes, high in the hills near Holmfirth, a wonderful, typical Yorkshire town nestled in a pleasant valley in the Pennine hills. Landscape in abundance, stone walls aplenty, weather every day. A very bohemian oasis amid the once black stone of this mill valley.
The people are a fascinating mix. Artists abound, I think it is the encouragement that the very landscape oozes that attracts them. I am certainly inspired by the countryside that surrounds me; the colour of it, the shape of it and the very presence of it.
The addition of a camera to my artist's 'toolbox' has opened up a new, creative avenue, enabling me to see and capture images in a more immediate way. It will never replace drawing or painting but allows me to capture and present moments that appeal to me.



Currrent exhibiting in the gallery at Booth House Pottery in Booth House near Holmfirth. A very special pottery belonging to Jim Robison, a world reknown potter. If you have never seen his work it is worth the visit!



                                                                                                                                                                                           alan dalgetty 2014