Thank you to everyone who came out to see my work at the recent Gowanus Open Studios.
Since then, I’ve been extremely busy setting up and testing my new page on Patreon.com. I’m now ready to officially invite you to come check it out, and help me keep making art!
What is Patreon? Patreon is a relatively new platform that enables artists and creators of all sorts to obtain support from individual fans and patrons. I first heard about Patreon from a creator of French language learning videos and podcasts (check him out! he’s great!), and was immediately intrigued. Then, in March 2017 the New York Times published an interesting article focusing on the site: “How the Internet is Saving Culture, Not Killing It.” I was then definitely interested!
Artists have always had patrons. Making art in New York City is extremely expensive. As many of you are aware, I had to give my studio at the end of 2015 for budgetary reasons. Artist studio rents continue to go up, and many studios have left my immediate neighborhood. What to do?
With all of this in mind, I have launched my Patreon page and I am asking for your support. For as little as $1.00 per month, you can help me afford quality materials, eventually rent studio space outside of my home, and make more and better art!
Patreon is also a really nice, clean platform for sharing my process and new works with you. And you can easily share with me your ideas and feedback!
Finally, there are rewards to patronage! First of all, by pledging even just $1.00, you will have exclusive access to new online content — new works, detailed discussions (hopefully some videos) of my art-making process and some new content ideas that I haven’t even dreamed up yet! And, I hope to institute raffles of my art to patrons in the new year. If you pledge $5 or more, you will receive free art from me, as well as discounts on my works for sale.
If you have read this far (and even if you haven’t), I sincerely appreciate your interest in my work. I hope you will check out my Patreon page and consider offering your support. Thank you!