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Art Exhibition, Wed 19 - Mon 24 Jun 2019, free entry

Dandelion Spring Time Exhibition

Dandelion Spring Time Exhibition


Leeds artist Helen Gibson – professionally known as THE PERKY PAINTER – shares her love of dandelions (or puff balls as she likes to call them) in this colourful springtime exhibition at The Arch Café.

Set in a grade 2 listed building, The Arch Café in Leeds City Centre makes a wonderful stage for the exhibition. Run as a social enterprise to raise money for Age UK Leeds, all proceeds from the café go to making a difference to the lives of older people within the Leeds area.

Lisa Burnett, Fundraising Director at The Arch Café says,_ “We’re delighted to display The Perky Painter’s beautiful bright artwork. The lovely colours greet you with a cheerful welcome, brightening up __even the cloudiest day in Leed__s__!__”_

All artwork is for sale with 20% of all sales donated to Age UK Leeds.

The Arch Café is located just off Dortmund Square, set back a little between Sainsbury’s and the St John’s Shopping Centre. Open 8:30-3pm midweek and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.


The brightly coloured paintings of Leeds artist Helen Gibson, professionally known as The Perky Painter, are instantly recognisable. Playful textures and exaggerated colours come together with a refreshing simplicity.

Helen feels a deep emotional connection to painting, expressing herself through big arm gestures and energetic applications of pure colour. Using fast drying acrylics, brush strokes and marks are made to be seen, constructing a rich dialogue with the viewer of how the art was formed. Not afraid to experiment, altering the properties of her paint and layering mediums, Helen pushes the boundaries of her materials.

Helen’s unique prospective looks beyond the everyday into a vivid world of colour, texture and personality. Inspired by the world around her, abstract representations of landscapes and the natural world feature heavily in her work.

Find out more at [] and follow her @ThePerkyPainter on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

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Dates Times
Wed 19 - Mon 24 Jun 2019 08:30 to 00:00


Free entry


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Wed 19 - Mon 24 Jun Dandelion Spring Time Exhibition


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Map reference: SE 302337  Lat: 53.79956 Long: -1.54256

The Arch Cafe is a short walk from Leeds Rail and Bus Stations, adjacent to Sainsbury’s and the St Johns Shopping Centre near the Headrow.


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