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Gillian Gilroy

I use the technique of continuous line drawing.

I love to draw animals, the built environment and the human figure. I aspire to reduce my unbroken mark making to the absolute minimum – capturing my chosen subject with a few strokes of my pen.

I embrace the simplicity of line drawing and its ability to engage the viewer with its uninterrupted free flowing and multi layered contours. I have recently become interested in mono printing which works really well with a simple line drawing, with each piece having its origin in that first contact between pen and ink/paper – that contact isn’t lost until the drawing is complete. As a consequence each piece is unique.

I trained at Bradford College of art and design, concentrating on painting and printmaking. After having my children, my passion for art was reignited by joining a local life drawing group to rediscover my drawing and observation skills.

I have been involved with the Ilkley Arts Trail since it began and have loved being part of such an amazing group of creative people.



An exciting new gallery open in the Manor House every Saturday and Sunday 11 – 4 pm and at other times.
30 artists showing high quality art and contemporary crafts.
Developed in partnership with Ilkley Manor House Trust and Ilkley Arts.

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