Darren Cranmer Art is creating anthropology-inspired contemporary paintings
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Greetings art-loving Patrons! I am a professional visual artist who currently works mostly with oil paint.

My conceptual series titled 'Being' combines realistic figurative portraits within a ethereal environment. 'Being' is an ongoing series of oil paintings expressing my exploration of scientific and philosophical theories and issues related to 'illusion of self', 'influence of environments' and the 'question of consciousness'. I aim to accomplish this by producing detailed figurative work interacting with abstract and surreal techniques that act ambiguously yet symbolically.

My aim for my Patreon page is to simply raise support from people who like/appreciate this body of work to help me cover the ongoing material and future promotional costs towards organising an exhibition of the paintings once enough are completed (excluding those that may be sold prior). 

See the pledge tiers for the rewards and perks I am offering in return for your kind support. I post regular progress updates at least on a weekly basis minimum. An opportunity to critically engage with the journey of this series is also present through becoming a patron, this excites me very much because I will be able to pick your brains about how my work is digested by different people.

A bit more about who I am and what I do...
Born in England and raised in Guernsey of the Channel Islands most of my life, I have been drawing, painting, making since I was crawling about as an infant. I gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration and a BTEC Diploma in Art and Design by 2011 and I have worked as a professional illustrator, a graphic designer and fine jewellery maker to name but a few. The art was always been there though and in 2015 my partner Viola and I moved to a rural cottage and plot in west Hungary to be self-sufficient and to enable us to work in our passions. We have three goofy rescue dogs and we have never been happier. We live very modestly and enjoy being in this lovely nature environment. I have been making a living painting affordable semi-abstract landscapes and seascapes along with personalised portraits with good success. However during this time I have also been creating conceptual series of works such as 'Being' for which this Patreon page has been created - and that's where I need your help.

As many an artist knows, creating for a living is a very intrinsic impulse yet it can be difficult to get your work seen to the right audience thus improving your income stability and career. I hope you can feel the craftsmanship and concept throughout my paintings upon viewing and feel this body of work is worthy of your pledge.


Eternal thanks and biscuits,

Darren Cranmer
All artwork ©Darren Cranmer.

Previous exhibitions:

Somerset House, London, England
La Galleria, London, England
Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England
The Old Truman Brewery, London, England
Guernsey Picture Framers, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Gate House Gallery, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands
Toko, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Rewards
Bread and Butter
$4 or more per month 1 patron
This donation helps me keep my paints and surfaces stocked so I can consistently create new works for the series. 
  • After 6 pledges you will be sent a signed A5 sized digital print of one of the paintings in the series of your choosing to your home. 
  • Upcoming news on the eventual exhibition dates and venues. 
  • Insight behind the concept and intent of each new painting.
  • Regular work in progress studio photos of the paintings I am working on.
  • Access to my activity feed and opportunity to discuss and critically engage the progress of the body of work.
  • My endless gratitude and me not starving 
Coffee and Consciousness
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
This donation additionally helps pay for my online promotion of the paintings which improves my artist profile to wider audiences and chances of nailing a good gallery for the exhibition.
  • Access to a Q&A about my painting techniques and processes.
  • After 3 pledges you will be sent a signed A4 sized digital print of one of the paintings in the series of your choosing to your home.
  • My endless gratitude and me being stimulated by caffiene.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Meat and Potatoes
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This donation additionally helps pay for my physical promotion such as flyers and exhibition pamphlet and any framing or installation costs.

    • 35% discount off the price of an available original painting in the series of your choice.
    • Opportunity to be used as a model for one of the paintings if you desire to.
    • Access to a Q&A about my painting techniques and processes.
    • After 1 pledge you will be sent a signed A4 sized digital print of one of the paintings in the series of your choosing to your home.
    • My endless gratitude and my undying love.
    • Plus all previous rewards
Champagne and Strawberries
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This donation additionally helps me travel and network in nearby Budapest, Vienna, Berlin and Amsterdam in search of a prime exhibition gallery. 

      • A surprise gift - it could be a book, it could be a dvd, maybe even a little painting, you'll find out! 
      • 40% discount off the price of an available original painting in the series of your choice.
      • My endless gratitude and a piece of my soul
      • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$3 of $600 per month
To help pay the bills and keep me being an artist!
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Greetings art-loving Patrons! I am a professional visual artist who currently works mostly with oil paint.

My conceptual series titled 'Being' combines realistic figurative portraits within a ethereal environment. 'Being' is an ongoing series of oil paintings expressing my exploration of scientific and philosophical theories and issues related to 'illusion of self', 'influence of environments' and the 'question of consciousness'. I aim to accomplish this by producing detailed figurative work interacting with abstract and surreal techniques that act ambiguously yet symbolically.

My aim for my Patreon page is to simply raise support from people who like/appreciate this body of work to help me cover the ongoing material and future promotional costs towards organising an exhibition of the paintings once enough are completed (excluding those that may be sold prior). 

See the pledge tiers for the rewards and perks I am offering in return for your kind support. I post regular progress updates at least on a weekly basis minimum. An opportunity to critically engage with the journey of this series is also present through becoming a patron, this excites me very much because I will be able to pick your brains about how my work is digested by different people.

A bit more about who I am and what I do...
Born in England and raised in Guernsey of the Channel Islands most of my life, I have been drawing, painting, making since I was crawling about as an infant. I gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration and a BTEC Diploma in Art and Design by 2011 and I have worked as a professional illustrator, a graphic designer and fine jewellery maker to name but a few. The art was always been there though and in 2015 my partner Viola and I moved to a rural cottage and plot in west Hungary to be self-sufficient and to enable us to work in our passions. We have three goofy rescue dogs and we have never been happier. We live very modestly and enjoy being in this lovely nature environment. I have been making a living painting affordable semi-abstract landscapes and seascapes along with personalised portraits with good success. However during this time I have also been creating conceptual series of works such as 'Being' for which this Patreon page has been created - and that's where I need your help.

As many an artist knows, creating for a living is a very intrinsic impulse yet it can be difficult to get your work seen to the right audience thus improving your income stability and career. I hope you can feel the craftsmanship and concept throughout my paintings upon viewing and feel this body of work is worthy of your pledge.


Eternal thanks and biscuits,

Darren Cranmer
All artwork ©Darren Cranmer.

Previous exhibitions:

Somerset House, London, England
La Galleria, London, England
Saatchi Gallery, London, England
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, England
The Old Truman Brewery, London, England
Guernsey Picture Framers, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Gate House Gallery, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands
Toko, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Recent posts by Darren Cranmer Art

Rewards
Bread and Butter
$4 or more per month 1 patron
This donation helps me keep my paints and surfaces stocked so I can consistently create new works for the series. 
  • After 6 pledges you will be sent a signed A5 sized digital print of one of the paintings in the series of your choosing to your home. 
  • Upcoming news on the eventual exhibition dates and venues. 
  • Insight behind the concept and intent of each new painting.
  • Regular work in progress studio photos of the paintings I am working on.
  • Access to my activity feed and opportunity to discuss and critically engage the progress of the body of work.
  • My endless gratitude and me not starving 
Coffee and Consciousness
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
This donation additionally helps pay for my online promotion of the paintings which improves my artist profile to wider audiences and chances of nailing a good gallery for the exhibition.
  • Access to a Q&A about my painting techniques and processes.
  • After 3 pledges you will be sent a signed A4 sized digital print of one of the paintings in the series of your choosing to your home.
  • My endless gratitude and me being stimulated by caffiene.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Meat and Potatoes
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This donation additionally helps pay for my physical promotion such as flyers and exhibition pamphlet and any framing or installation costs.

    • 35% discount off the price of an available original painting in the series of your choice.
    • Opportunity to be used as a model for one of the paintings if you desire to.
    • Access to a Q&A about my painting techniques and processes.
    • After 1 pledge you will be sent a signed A4 sized digital print of one of the paintings in the series of your choosing to your home.
    • My endless gratitude and my undying love.
    • Plus all previous rewards
Champagne and Strawberries
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • This donation additionally helps me travel and network in nearby Budapest, Vienna, Berlin and Amsterdam in search of a prime exhibition gallery. 

      • A surprise gift - it could be a book, it could be a dvd, maybe even a little painting, you'll find out! 
      • 40% discount off the price of an available original painting in the series of your choice.
      • My endless gratitude and a piece of my soul
      • Plus all previous rewards