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John Gamble

My drawings are intuitive, responding to soundscape, memory and my environment at the moment of drawing. Each mark is made in response to the previous one, building up layers of meaning through graphite and then erasure. The results are often figurative, resulting from my work in the life room and my interest in early figurative painting. Sound allows me to remove myself from the process and intuitively concentrate on each line, and my response to it.

I live and work in Ilkley, running and teaching on the courses offered by Art School Ilkley. I completed my MA in Creative Practice in 2016.




Ilkley Arts mission is to promote and celebrate the arts in Ilkley and surrounding areas to enrich the lives of residents and visitors and to support and help the development of our exhibiting artists.

Ilkley Arts works with a wide range of organisations to achieve this mission from those whose focus is on developing young artists such as Art School Ilkley and Nell Bank Outdoor Education Centre as well as partnerships with Ilkley Manor House, Outside the Box, Ilkley Literature Festival and the Ilkley Playhouse.

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