Amelie Beaudroit is creating Art for climate change
9

patrons

$52
per month
  • Who is that girl?
I am a french painter, installation artist, ceramic artist, writer and game designer.
I currently live in Slovakia, I've done several artist residencies and would like to do more. I'm genuinely concerned with climate change issues and ecology. I'm an intensive gardener, I was raiser by my farmer grandmother and I am tired to hear people say that the planet is fine. 
I think as artists we have a responsability to communicate through other means than information and that's why I dedicate my time to creating art that illustrates my approach to ecological issues. 
Other than that, I like dogs, goat cheese and the colour blue.
Cello is my favorite instrument, fig my favorite fruit and peony probably my favorite flower.



  • What does she do?
I paint and I make pots and I write. These activities are what you'll support if you support me. 
I make as many open call applications as I can to try and spread my work but I love t particularly collaborate with public institution to spread the beauty and the idea behind my work. 

  • Climate change? 
Yes, climate change, global warming, ocean depletion, destruction and exhaustion of our global common resources, gaz emissions, the destruction of our planet and our only home. 
I create art that reflects on our link with nature or our apparent disconnection from it. About the link between our western vision of happiness and our notion of success through accumulating things and its consequences for the environment. 
We know the most "developed" nations are the biggest polluters too, so why is it so hard for us to care not only in our thoughts but through our actions?
There are public posts where this is what we talk about, have a look and tell me what you think, see what we can do to make a difference. 


The difficulty today is that developing a project for even a small art centre takes months. I did it for a science museum and between the research, the works and the catalogue, it took me about a year of work. I can't work full time on these projects because they also don't bring much money in but they matter to me and to the visitors. They inform and they can be a trigger for change. 
Access to art and culture is important, it's my belief and it's what I devote my time and energy to.



  • What do I get by supporting her?
If you become a patron you will be able to follow the slow progress of this project and the others as well as occasional posts about the films I've seen, the exhibitions I've visited, the good news, the bad news... LIFE.
If you click support on this page, you will support an artist, this is different from a kickstarter project, you will trust me to work on projects that I think are worth working on. 
I write posts I'd say twice a month in average, sometimes more.

You can put a single dollar and it will help me and I will be grateful. Also note that we can fine tune rewards if you have something in mind I'm totally open to that. Some people like to chat for example or skype their creators, that's likely something I'd enjoy doing, be creative and do let me know what would make you feel like it's a fair trade.
You can stop your pledge anytime, it is not complicated and it won't take ten clicks.
Give it a try, connect and see if you like it.


  • Why is she on Patreon?
Doing this alone is difficult, financially but also emotionally. I need people to support me and make me think I am doing the right thing, that art is important to you too and to the hundreds of anonymous that will get to visit the installations and see the paintings.

Being an artist is absolutely great. It is! It is the best thing that I know, and I am not thinking about going back to a "non artist" life (employee with a monthly salary). But people think because we love our work, we don't need money. That's where there is a little misconception :)

We love our work, it doesn't make it a hobby.

Our work takes a lot of time, there is no waiting for the sublime inspiration, it's work, it is to continue to explore new paths as well as repeating what you have learned to stabilise a skill.
It takes a lot of faith, a lot of engagement, a lot of motivation, to receive dozens of negative responses to your propositions and to still keep going.
It takes a lot of support.

So this is why I am on Patreon, crossing fingers that you read til here and did not get bored!
I need your connection and I need your support to carry on those really cool projects. I need you to reassure me that I can do it, and as practically cold as it sounds, I need the financial support to pay for the material, the frames, the oil, the shipping of the works, the time I spend working on it that can't be spent working on something else... 



  • Want to read more?
Sure, here you go:
My works generally look hazy. Hazy landscapes or seascapes or hazy flowers. It is not really abstract nor is it figurative and I think that debate is pretty pointless.
My work expresses a vision of beauty that that I find in harsh wild natural environments. A sense of beauty that I think we've lost. I'm a big hiker, I walk in the wild and I like it to be wild, as it should be, no path, signs, painted stripes on the rock. It scares people nowadays. We've lost touch with nature, lost interest too for a lot of us, we've lost this ability to contemplate the beauty where it started and I think we've lost a sense a flow and it hurts our society. I talk a lot about that through my paintings, the place the humans have carved for themselves in nature and that restrains them, what we have lost as we evolved, "the way of nature and the way of grace" as Malick puts it. How we construct our identities by defining an edge between us and the world, through our capacity to transform it and shape it.
What does it mean today to live our lives when it implies to destroy our environment and the source of life itself? 
This is the question that preoccupies me. I use images of the land and the sea to investigate this question. Blurred landscape, as blur as our connection to nature has become. I paint pictures of piers that humans have build and that are torn down by the elements... I paint memories of landscapes that will soon be lost if we don't take serious actions today. 

If you have read til here, I'd really like you to connect. Looks like you're a patient reader. Have a look through the public posts, leave a comment, write to say hi.



Whatever you can give, I'll give you something in exchange, I'm pretty resourceful, 

talk to you soon. 
Much love

Amélie
Rewards
The curious crowd
$1 or more per month 5 patrons

Yay, welcome on board!
- Here you'll get weekly updates, photos of the ongoing work, of exhibitions I visit... 

- a step by step view of the projects I work on from the application to the set up! 

- we'll be in touch: you can peep inside the studio, leave a comment, start a chat, this is a great way to get to know my work better!
- Additional contextual perks such as your name in the catalogue, poster, video... depending on the project I'm working on.

The fund-(h)er fonder
$3 or more per month 1 of 150 patrons

A big kiss through the ether to you! 
-if you support for a year, I will send you one of the daily drawings I do :)

- AND 3$ patrons have access to gif, small animated videos of how the works are done, so you can see more precisely how the paintings come to life!

The committed supporter
$5 or more per month 2 of 150 patrons

Amazing, thank you! This is great!
5$ patrons get: 

1 daily drawing after 6 months of support 

AND 1 small signed painting on paper as the one you can see above after 6 more months!

The art lover
$10 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons

You have so much of my gratitude, big hugs you art lover, I wouldn't be doing what I do without you!
So as a special thanks you'll receive a Christmas card (that I draw with my sharp pencils and podgy fingers), your card becomes my notebook and you keep the traces of my evolutions,
Plus all the other stuff like the others, your name in catalogues and videos and fresh news and gifs, and the right to suggest things you'd like to see!
The collector
$20 or more per month 2 of 25 patrons

You're being serious about this. Thank you!
Now we need something really special. On top of the other rewards described above, I would like to make you a handmade happy birthday canvassy post card, sent by snail mail, yes like in the old days! Don't forget to give me your birthday date!
The art commissioner
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

Wow you're fantastic, this is so helpful!
So now you have a birthday card and a christmas card, and what else? I don't know maybe we should talk and figure out what you would like...
Do you want to pay for a painting monthly? or maybe not but later if you see something that you like, we'll deduce what you paid as a Patreon from the price of that painting?

Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons

Ok.... wow, fantastic, terrific, awesome what else are you? You really like what I do, or you believe in this as much as I do and you want to help a lot. Well thank you so very much!
For this amount you get all of the above but you get a painting of the see the edge series (after your third month) or a painting discount if you would like to get a painting from another series. Just send me a message, tell me what you'd want and we'll figure something out!
Goals
$52 of $100 per month
Ok now that I have moved to a much cheaper place than London, I can actually include this in my goals and keep it reasonable. The price of my studio here in Kosice is 100$ per month, that's awesome. The first step to my independence is to have my patrons cover the cost of this. 
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  • Who is that girl?
I am a french painter, installation artist, ceramic artist, writer and game designer.
I currently live in Slovakia, I've done several artist residencies and would like to do more. I'm genuinely concerned with climate change issues and ecology. I'm an intensive gardener, I was raiser by my farmer grandmother and I am tired to hear people say that the planet is fine. 
I think as artists we have a responsability to communicate through other means than information and that's why I dedicate my time to creating art that illustrates my approach to ecological issues. 
Other than that, I like dogs, goat cheese and the colour blue.
Cello is my favorite instrument, fig my favorite fruit and peony probably my favorite flower.



  • What does she do?
I paint and I make pots and I write. These activities are what you'll support if you support me. 
I make as many open call applications as I can to try and spread my work but I love t particularly collaborate with public institution to spread the beauty and the idea behind my work. 

  • Climate change? 
Yes, climate change, global warming, ocean depletion, destruction and exhaustion of our global common resources, gaz emissions, the destruction of our planet and our only home. 
I create art that reflects on our link with nature or our apparent disconnection from it. About the link between our western vision of happiness and our notion of success through accumulating things and its consequences for the environment. 
We know the most "developed" nations are the biggest polluters too, so why is it so hard for us to care not only in our thoughts but through our actions?
There are public posts where this is what we talk about, have a look and tell me what you think, see what we can do to make a difference. 


The difficulty today is that developing a project for even a small art centre takes months. I did it for a science museum and between the research, the works and the catalogue, it took me about a year of work. I can't work full time on these projects because they also don't bring much money in but they matter to me and to the visitors. They inform and they can be a trigger for change. 
Access to art and culture is important, it's my belief and it's what I devote my time and energy to.



  • What do I get by supporting her?
If you become a patron you will be able to follow the slow progress of this project and the others as well as occasional posts about the films I've seen, the exhibitions I've visited, the good news, the bad news... LIFE.
If you click support on this page, you will support an artist, this is different from a kickstarter project, you will trust me to work on projects that I think are worth working on. 
I write posts I'd say twice a month in average, sometimes more.

You can put a single dollar and it will help me and I will be grateful. Also note that we can fine tune rewards if you have something in mind I'm totally open to that. Some people like to chat for example or skype their creators, that's likely something I'd enjoy doing, be creative and do let me know what would make you feel like it's a fair trade.
You can stop your pledge anytime, it is not complicated and it won't take ten clicks.
Give it a try, connect and see if you like it.


  • Why is she on Patreon?
Doing this alone is difficult, financially but also emotionally. I need people to support me and make me think I am doing the right thing, that art is important to you too and to the hundreds of anonymous that will get to visit the installations and see the paintings.

Being an artist is absolutely great. It is! It is the best thing that I know, and I am not thinking about going back to a "non artist" life (employee with a monthly salary). But people think because we love our work, we don't need money. That's where there is a little misconception :)

We love our work, it doesn't make it a hobby.

Our work takes a lot of time, there is no waiting for the sublime inspiration, it's work, it is to continue to explore new paths as well as repeating what you have learned to stabilise a skill.
It takes a lot of faith, a lot of engagement, a lot of motivation, to receive dozens of negative responses to your propositions and to still keep going.
It takes a lot of support.

So this is why I am on Patreon, crossing fingers that you read til here and did not get bored!
I need your connection and I need your support to carry on those really cool projects. I need you to reassure me that I can do it, and as practically cold as it sounds, I need the financial support to pay for the material, the frames, the oil, the shipping of the works, the time I spend working on it that can't be spent working on something else... 



  • Want to read more?
Sure, here you go:
My works generally look hazy. Hazy landscapes or seascapes or hazy flowers. It is not really abstract nor is it figurative and I think that debate is pretty pointless.
My work expresses a vision of beauty that that I find in harsh wild natural environments. A sense of beauty that I think we've lost. I'm a big hiker, I walk in the wild and I like it to be wild, as it should be, no path, signs, painted stripes on the rock. It scares people nowadays. We've lost touch with nature, lost interest too for a lot of us, we've lost this ability to contemplate the beauty where it started and I think we've lost a sense a flow and it hurts our society. I talk a lot about that through my paintings, the place the humans have carved for themselves in nature and that restrains them, what we have lost as we evolved, "the way of nature and the way of grace" as Malick puts it. How we construct our identities by defining an edge between us and the world, through our capacity to transform it and shape it.
What does it mean today to live our lives when it implies to destroy our environment and the source of life itself? 
This is the question that preoccupies me. I use images of the land and the sea to investigate this question. Blurred landscape, as blur as our connection to nature has become. I paint pictures of piers that humans have build and that are torn down by the elements... I paint memories of landscapes that will soon be lost if we don't take serious actions today. 

If you have read til here, I'd really like you to connect. Looks like you're a patient reader. Have a look through the public posts, leave a comment, write to say hi.



Whatever you can give, I'll give you something in exchange, I'm pretty resourceful, 

talk to you soon. 
Much love

Amélie

Recent posts by Amelie Beaudroit

Rewards
The curious crowd
$1 or more per month 5 patrons

Yay, welcome on board!
- Here you'll get weekly updates, photos of the ongoing work, of exhibitions I visit... 

- a step by step view of the projects I work on from the application to the set up! 

- we'll be in touch: you can peep inside the studio, leave a comment, start a chat, this is a great way to get to know my work better!
- Additional contextual perks such as your name in the catalogue, poster, video... depending on the project I'm working on.

The fund-(h)er fonder
$3 or more per month 1 of 150 patrons

A big kiss through the ether to you! 
-if you support for a year, I will send you one of the daily drawings I do :)

- AND 3$ patrons have access to gif, small animated videos of how the works are done, so you can see more precisely how the paintings come to life!

The committed supporter
$5 or more per month 2 of 150 patrons

Amazing, thank you! This is great!
5$ patrons get: 

1 daily drawing after 6 months of support 

AND 1 small signed painting on paper as the one you can see above after 6 more months!

The art lover
$10 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons

You have so much of my gratitude, big hugs you art lover, I wouldn't be doing what I do without you!
So as a special thanks you'll receive a Christmas card (that I draw with my sharp pencils and podgy fingers), your card becomes my notebook and you keep the traces of my evolutions,
Plus all the other stuff like the others, your name in catalogues and videos and fresh news and gifs, and the right to suggest things you'd like to see!
The collector
$20 or more per month 2 of 25 patrons

You're being serious about this. Thank you!
Now we need something really special. On top of the other rewards described above, I would like to make you a handmade happy birthday canvassy post card, sent by snail mail, yes like in the old days! Don't forget to give me your birthday date!
The art commissioner
$50 or more per month 0 patrons

Wow you're fantastic, this is so helpful!
So now you have a birthday card and a christmas card, and what else? I don't know maybe we should talk and figure out what you would like...
Do you want to pay for a painting monthly? or maybe not but later if you see something that you like, we'll deduce what you paid as a Patreon from the price of that painting?

Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons

Ok.... wow, fantastic, terrific, awesome what else are you? You really like what I do, or you believe in this as much as I do and you want to help a lot. Well thank you so very much!
For this amount you get all of the above but you get a painting of the see the edge series (after your third month) or a painting discount if you would like to get a painting from another series. Just send me a message, tell me what you'd want and we'll figure something out!