Helen Dryden is creating Paintings, drawings and mail art
12

patrons

$31
per month
Hello!

I am Helen Dryden, I'm an artist and a painter based in Leeds, UK. Welcome to my Patreon page!
I'm so excited to be able to use Patreon to give rewards to my supporters who are helping me continue to make art.

I have two different reward tiers available -  $1 and $10. Please check out which one is right for you by reading the info to the right. My aim is to create a sustainable income where I can make my art with the knowledge that I have some money coming in. Like a lot of artists, I exhibit and sell my work but this is an unpredictable business and I can never tell when those sales will happen. With Patreon, my supporters can pay as little as $1 a month, and know that they are helping me on my way to sustaining my practice, as well as getting amazing Patron Only rewards.

I have been making art professionally for 18 years, painting and drawing, organising exhibitions of my own work and other artists' too.

When it comes to my art I have a spontaneous, experimental approach to materials and subject matter. Using acrylic, watercolour and mixed media, painting is my way of reflecting on a place, event, emotion, idea or person. Using photos as a starting point, the resulting artwork may be representational or a journey into imagination or abstraction. My job as an artist is to figure out what painting and drawing can be, using my direct experience of the world and my interior narrative.
I'm inspired by graphic novels, expressionist painting, psychedelia, pop culture, music and doing crafts with my son. I have a restlessness, influenced by diverse subject matter such as goth/punk women, British 90's rave culture, local landscapes, my domestic situation, stage magicians, and ideas of Utopia and the apocalypse.

In 2013 I set up Urban Sketching/artist networking group Sketch That which has monthly meet-ups and an annual exhibition. In 2000 I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Graphic Arts & Design.

My goal is to get $100 a month in pledges which would be fantastic as I spend a lot of my money on art supplies. The support of brilliant Patrons in 2017 and some sales on my etsy shop, plus a couple of commissions, and sales on SaatchiArt meant that for the first time ever I could break even and not make a loss. Woo! Now I want to work on making some money to live off while I make my own art and support others (through Sketch That) with their art careers too.

I would like to thank everyone who has signed up to show their support so far! You are amazing people, and are really helping me. It's so good to know that people like what I do and I hope that you enjoy the rewards. YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST!



Tiers
Awesome Patron
$1 or more per month 10 of 20 patrons
$1 dollar a month is a great way to say that you support what I am doing and that you dig my art and what I'm trying to achieve. Thanks!
For $1 you get access to the Patron Only Feed, containing updates on what's happening with my art and all the latest news.

I will send you a special piece of mail art when you sign up and on our anniversary each year too, to say thank you!


Mega Awesome Patron
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
$10 a month is fantastic, thank you so much!


For $10 you get access to the Patron Only Feed, containing updates on what's happening with my art and all the latest news.


You get to download/print out all 12 of the $10 Patron-only artworks I created in 2017.


I will send you a special piece of mail art when you sign up and on our anniversary each year too, to say thank you!


AND You get a quarterly gift in the post (Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct) made by me! 

Goals
$31 of $100 per month
$100 a month will really help keep me supplied with papers and paints and inks, so that's my first goal! To make enough money to pay for my materials. I'd like to make money to live off too, eventually. ;)
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Hello!

I am Helen Dryden, I'm an artist and a painter based in Leeds, UK. Welcome to my Patreon page!
I'm so excited to be able to use Patreon to give rewards to my supporters who are helping me continue to make art.

I have two different reward tiers available -  $1 and $10. Please check out which one is right for you by reading the info to the right. My aim is to create a sustainable income where I can make my art with the knowledge that I have some money coming in. Like a lot of artists, I exhibit and sell my work but this is an unpredictable business and I can never tell when those sales will happen. With Patreon, my supporters can pay as little as $1 a month, and know that they are helping me on my way to sustaining my practice, as well as getting amazing Patron Only rewards.

I have been making art professionally for 18 years, painting and drawing, organising exhibitions of my own work and other artists' too.

When it comes to my art I have a spontaneous, experimental approach to materials and subject matter. Using acrylic, watercolour and mixed media, painting is my way of reflecting on a place, event, emotion, idea or person. Using photos as a starting point, the resulting artwork may be representational or a journey into imagination or abstraction. My job as an artist is to figure out what painting and drawing can be, using my direct experience of the world and my interior narrative.
I'm inspired by graphic novels, expressionist painting, psychedelia, pop culture, music and doing crafts with my son. I have a restlessness, influenced by diverse subject matter such as goth/punk women, British 90's rave culture, local landscapes, my domestic situation, stage magicians, and ideas of Utopia and the apocalypse.

In 2013 I set up Urban Sketching/artist networking group Sketch That which has monthly meet-ups and an annual exhibition. In 2000 I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in Graphic Arts & Design.

My goal is to get $100 a month in pledges which would be fantastic as I spend a lot of my money on art supplies. The support of brilliant Patrons in 2017 and some sales on my etsy shop, plus a couple of commissions, and sales on SaatchiArt meant that for the first time ever I could break even and not make a loss. Woo! Now I want to work on making some money to live off while I make my own art and support others (through Sketch That) with their art careers too.

I would like to thank everyone who has signed up to show their support so far! You are amazing people, and are really helping me. It's so good to know that people like what I do and I hope that you enjoy the rewards. YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST!



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Tiers
Awesome Patron
$1 or more per month 10 of 20 patrons
$1 dollar a month is a great way to say that you support what I am doing and that you dig my art and what I'm trying to achieve. Thanks!
For $1 you get access to the Patron Only Feed, containing updates on what's happening with my art and all the latest news.

I will send you a special piece of mail art when you sign up and on our anniversary each year too, to say thank you!


Mega Awesome Patron
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
$10 a month is fantastic, thank you so much!


For $10 you get access to the Patron Only Feed, containing updates on what's happening with my art and all the latest news.


You get to download/print out all 12 of the $10 Patron-only artworks I created in 2017.


I will send you a special piece of mail art when you sign up and on our anniversary each year too, to say thank you!


AND You get a quarterly gift in the post (Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct) made by me!