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.


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.

Olympic City II

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.

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