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Rachel Hinds

22nd August 2014

Rachel Hinds is a Yorkshire based artist, whose passion for colour and form can be found in her work. She uses a variety of representational styles in her work, including impressionistic and figurative, depending on what she feels best conveys the mood of a particular scene.  We caught up with Lisa to delve further into her work and inspirations.

1. What was the driving force for you to pursue fine art?

I can't think of a better way to earn a living than doing the two things I love the most, enjoying Yorkshire's beautiful scenery and painting.

2. How would you describe your art?

Very scenic, illustrative and evocative. So people can feel they are actually there.

3. Where do you find inspiration?

All around me in Yorkshire!

4. Which artist do you most admire and why?

There are so many! For landscapes though, Constable and Turner. Their ability to capture atmosphere and mastery of technique is incredible. Great works of art, such as 'The Fighting Temeraire, Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken Up' have the ability to express ideas and beliefs in a powerful way. In the case of 'The Temeraire', the painting symbolises the fact that nothing material is lasting, it doesn't matter how grand or important things are, they will always be superceded by something new. Looking at this painting in a deeper level also reminds one of one's mortality.

Another of my favourite artists is Van Gogh, when I saw his painting of a chair in the National Gallery the passion he felt about his art really came through, in the dramatic use of colour and impasto technique.

5. When creating your paintings do envisage a setting for them to hang?

Everywhere from someone's living room to the Tate Gallery! I want my art to be accessible to all.

6. What does the future hold for you and your work?

There are many different avenues I will be pursuing, all very promising. I'm in discussion with art galleries and have a series of exhibitions and shows coming up.

I am full of hope for the future regarding my artwork!

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