Joe Galindo is an artist born in Mirfield who comes from a family of diverse origins – a mother from Yorkshire and a father from Tenerife.

This inspired a lot of his work, combining the sweeping farmlands and moorland landscapes observed from his window, and powerful skies full with colour cast by the sun of the Canaries.

Art is a passion that has accompanied Galindo since childhood. Other interests and occupations have come and gone, including his love of the landscape leading him to complete a degree in physical geography, in which his research concentrated on the Pennines local to him, but he always had a painting on the easel.

Eventually, Joe decided it was time to drop everything and pursue a lifelong dream to become a full-time artist.