Meet David Hardcastle

Artist David Hardcastle has been scribbling for as long as he can remember; this led him into a career in architecture, though a sudden and unexpected redundancy after fifteen years of employment reignited his passion for creating art with just a sheet of paper and a pen.

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Hardcastle’s abstract cartography is inspired not only by his years as an architect, but also by a love of visiting new places and meeting the people who inhabit these places. “Creating art for someone that loves your work of a place that means so much to them is so rewarding, especially incorporating the spaces that hold their secrets Ð where they first kissed or were proposed to,” he says.

He found re-engaging with his artistic side to be easy, while finding a wider audience for his art proved more challenging. Etsy is a simple and easy way to set up a shopfront for one’s work, and now he has begun to form a network of linkages using Twitter and Pinterest and great web resources like Niji Magazine as well, in the hopes of turning those occasional big commissions into weekly events.

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Hardcastle states, “Inspired by a fantastic book Screw Work, Let’s Play by John Williams, if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything spending your day doing what you love.” In a year’s time, this artist just might become a household name.

Connect with David Hardcastle

etsy.com/uk/shop/AbstractCartography

twitter.com/abstractcartog

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