A talented artist has had a brush with success after she was offered a coveted place at one of the world’s best art schools.
Alysia Webster is set to jet Stateside as a student at the internationally esteemed School of Art Institute in Chicago.
The talented sixth form pupil at Fulneck School is hoping to sell dozens of her eye-catching paintings to help fund her American dream.
The 18-year-old, who specialises in pastel and watercolours, is selling a limited edition run of her print of a tiger’s head in a bid to raise money for the course.
Alysia, who lives in Bramley, has also submitted her tiger print alongside seven other striking creations into this year’s Saatchi Gallery Prize for Schools competition.
If Alysia wins she could scoop a cheque for £2,000 and the school’s arts department would receive £10,000.
Alysia said: “I’m thrilled to have been offered a place at the Chicago School of Art Institute.
“However, to help fund to course, I need to raise a considerable amount of money.
“One of the ways I am doing this is by selling limited edition prints of my work.”
Fulneck School principal Deborah Newman said: “Alysia is a superb artist.
“She has a natural gift and her work is stunning.
“Being offered a place at Chicago School of Art Institute is wonderful news as it’s one of the top art schools in the world.
She added: “The work Alysia is selling is certainly one of my favourites.
“We have been lucky to have had the original gracing our walls.”