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Heidi Farrar, founder of Chapel A gallery and arts hub CreARTives, is offering one lucky reader the chance to have their furry best friend committed to canvas. JLife discovers how a love of the natural world inspires her art which directly benefits conversation charities.


Tell us a little bit about your artistic background?

I am a self-taught artist living in North Leeds, having learned my craft when the internet was still very much in its infancy, so I didn’t have the luxury of online tutorials – just pure experimentation, practice and hard work.

Animals have always been a passion of mine. I grew up with cats, dogs, horses and parrots, so it seemed to be a natural progression to mix this with my passion for painting. When I sell a piece, I donate a percentage to animal conservation charities, so I feel I’m doing what I can to help wildlife in crisis.

I have been lucky enough to exhibit my work all over the country. I have won Best in Show with my painting Parsnip- Mummy Bear at Smith Art Gallery in Calderdale, out of over 100 paintings on display, of which I am very proud. I have exhibited with the Association of Animal Artists in Frodsham, the Exhibition of Wildlife Artists in Gordale, as well as locally with Roundhay Artists and Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton.

To be in with a chance to have Heidi paint your pet, simply answer the following question…

Where is Heidi’s art school located?

Enter online at Jlifemagazine.co.uk/competitions-leeds or by post to JLife Ltd, Unit 7, Gemini Business Park, Sheepscar Way, Leeds, LS7 3JB. Please ensure your entry includes your name, address, daytime telephone number and email address. The winners will be randomly selected on the closing date: 19th March 2021.

Win a Portrait of Your Pet with Heidi Farrar!

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Terms and conditions apply: The winner must provide a suitable image for Heidi to work from. Prize must be claimed within three months of being notified. Framing not included. When entering the competition online you have the option to not be entered in JLife Magazine and Heidi Farrar’s databases in order to be contacted about news, promotions and special offers. Postal entry data will not be saved. Publisher’s decision is final.