ART inspired by walking in the Dales forms part of an exhibition taking place in Ilkley.

Work by Deborah Dyer, pastel artist; and Gillian Gilroy who uses the technique of continuous line drawing is being shown at Gallery at The Art Shop until July 24.

Deborah started paining with watercolours; becoming an elected member of the British Watercolour Society in 2003 and exhibiting with the society for many years. Commissions included painting the Leeds, Halifax and Edinburgh head offices of Halifax plc.

However, on retiring in 2012 Deborah took up working with soft pastel, finding their vibrancy ideal to capture her love of colour and texture. Deborah combines her passions for walking and painting landscapes by using her camera and sketch book while walking in the Dales, or Lake District where she is inspired by the ever-changing light on rivers, moors and woodlands.

Gillian trained at Bradford College of Art and Design concentrating on printmaking and painting. She then became reacquainted with art and in particular drawing when her family were young, and has continued to develop her style using the technique of continuous line drawing.

She is inspired by animals, the built environment and people, all captured with a few strokes of a pen. Gillian has also found the process, much used by Picasso, transfers well to mono printing, another area she has been exploring recently. The gallery is open from Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm.