Student review of Gentleman

I thought David Gentleman‘s recent lecture was very inspiring. He began by showing us his interest in art and his traditional technique and approach; he then showed us his progression of different ideas and different styles as he grew up. I loved the way he took every opportunity he could to do art work for people and how he enjoyed having deadlines because he thought that it made you just do it – whatever the outcome. He wouldn’t have had time to think about it for too long and that’s what he thought made his art real. I agree. The journey and progression of his style were evident and I think this is what keeps artists interested; if it was all the same technique artists would get pretty bored of doing it. I also loved the way he used his local area to draw and paint and even quite simple things that aren’t that great to look at became beautiful because of his amazing way of drawing and painting. It was a very inspirational talk. View photos.

By Edie Ashley, 6.1


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.


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