I& 39;m a self-taught artist based in Leeds.I& 39;ve been given the opportunity to exhibit my paintings at East Street Arts gallery space. This is a chance for me to develop my career as an artist and I& 39;m really excited about it.
My exhibition will have a series of landscape and abstract paintings of scenes around Leeds and Ilkley, West Yorkshire, to showcase the wild beauty, vivid colours and rugged landscapes which make this county so wonderful.
I& 39;m using mainly handmade and recycled canvases as sustainability is an important theme, using local materials where possible to reduce environmental impact, as well as to show art can be made with a DIY approach.
With your help I can realise my dream of producing my paintings, six of which are going to be huge (at least 2m x 1.5m), this is so that when people walk into the gallery, they really experience the size and splendour of the Yorkshire landscape.
For £5, I& 39;ll send you a postcard of one of my paintings from the exhibition.
and for £10, a postcard, a link to my blog Rachel Hinds Arts and a thank you & 39;woof& 39; from my dog, Molly (will figure out how to do this).
All rewards will be sent in November/December, to arrive 10th December at the latest.