Kris Fairchild is creating Swirls, Curls, and Mandalas
2

patrons

$13
per month
I was exposed to art and creativity at an early age. As a child, my summers were spent either at camp or playing around my dad's stained glass studio.  Although for many years I worked in other fields ranging from managing retail to advertising, my passion has always been for art and nature. Over the years, I have taught art classes ranging from ceramics, to sculpture, to painting and spend my summers volunteering with children’s camps. For over a decade, I have enjoyed sharing my work at a variety of art festivals, fairs, galleries, and restaurants. My work is in private collections across the US, Europe, and Canada.

 My paintings each explore symbolism thru images of nature, fantasy and geometric shapes. Mandalas and trees are both often showcased in my paintings. To me, the mandalas represent balance, harmony and unity. They are symbolic of the universe. Trees represent life and growth. They are a symbolic of wisdom, strength, beauty, and protection. Many other images also find symbolism in my paintings. My paintings combine a variety of techniques and bright colors giving the paintings an energetic and vivid look, as if the light is glowing through them. The structured geometric patterns next to the more free forms of nature and whimsy invite the viewer to experience the joy I finds in life.

Patrons would help me spend more time focusing on my art and less time trying to afford to create it.  I love painting and creating.  Although I enjoy painting in public and doing shows, I don't like the amount of time I have to devote to finding venues to sell my art to be able to continue creating it.  

<header><h5>What Is Patreon?</h5></header>Patreon is the best way for creators to earn ongoing funding directly from their fans.For patrons, Patreon is a way to pay your favorite creators for making the stuff you love. Instead of literally throwing money at your screen (trust us, that doesn’t work), you can now pledge a few dollars a month. This means the creator gets paid regularly, and you become a bonafide, real-life patron of the arts. That’s right. Imagine you, in a long frilly white wig, painted on a 10-foot canvas on the wall of a Victorian mansion. And imagine your favorite creators making a living doing what they do best… because of you.

To the right are pledge levels.  You can pledge to give as little or as much as you want, and you can change it each month. And best of all you get great rewards for you pledges.  For instance, if you want to pledge just $1 each month, you will get a discount in my online store AND get to see exclusive patron content, like photos of the creation of a painting, insights into the symbolism of the painting, I'll even tell you where I buy my supplies if you want.  If you want to contribute $300 in a month you get a whole list of rewards including a painting of your choice up to 24"X30" (you can even commission one.)  And there are many other levels too.  Do you want a new mandala coloring sheet each month?  I've got that!  

So, long story short.  Your funding, helps me spend more time focusing on doing what I love, CREATING ART!

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons

PATRON

A big thank you! As a Patron you will receive:
  • access to my patron only feed. Here I will show you sketches, works in progress, and insight into my creative process. 
  •  5% off any purchases in my online store
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron

GIVER

Great! As a giver you will receive:
  • access to my patron only feed. Here I will show you sketches, works in progress, and insight into my creative process.
  • 10% off any purchases in my online store
  • You will be listed as a patron on my website
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron

ARTIST

Fantastic! As an artist you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a GIVER +
  • You will receive a new mandala coloring page created from my original art each month via email.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons

FAN

Cool!  As a fan you will receive:
  • all the rewards of an ARTIST +
  • 20% discount in my online store
  • AND a 5"x5" or 5"x7" signed print each month by mail.
Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons

COLLECTOR

You are awesome! As a collector you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original 4"x4" acrylic painting each month.
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $60 or more per month
0 patrons

Curator

You really like my art! As a curator you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND you will receive an original 11"x14" painting each month.
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons

Enthusiast 

Awesome! As a Enthusiast you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original painting of your choice up to 12"x24"
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons

Connoisseur

Awesome! As a Connoisseur you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original painting of your choice up to 20"x20" or 15"x30".
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons

BENEFACTOR

You are the BEST! As a Benefactor you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original painting of your choice up to 24"x30"
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Goals
$13 of $2,000 per month
This would allow me to spend full time creating and showing new works of art.
5 of 5
I was exposed to art and creativity at an early age. As a child, my summers were spent either at camp or playing around my dad's stained glass studio.  Although for many years I worked in other fields ranging from managing retail to advertising, my passion has always been for art and nature. Over the years, I have taught art classes ranging from ceramics, to sculpture, to painting and spend my summers volunteering with children’s camps. For over a decade, I have enjoyed sharing my work at a variety of art festivals, fairs, galleries, and restaurants. My work is in private collections across the US, Europe, and Canada.

 My paintings each explore symbolism thru images of nature, fantasy and geometric shapes. Mandalas and trees are both often showcased in my paintings. To me, the mandalas represent balance, harmony and unity. They are symbolic of the universe. Trees represent life and growth. They are a symbolic of wisdom, strength, beauty, and protection. Many other images also find symbolism in my paintings. My paintings combine a variety of techniques and bright colors giving the paintings an energetic and vivid look, as if the light is glowing through them. The structured geometric patterns next to the more free forms of nature and whimsy invite the viewer to experience the joy I finds in life.

Patrons would help me spend more time focusing on my art and less time trying to afford to create it.  I love painting and creating.  Although I enjoy painting in public and doing shows, I don't like the amount of time I have to devote to finding venues to sell my art to be able to continue creating it.  

<header><h5>What Is Patreon?</h5></header>Patreon is the best way for creators to earn ongoing funding directly from their fans.For patrons, Patreon is a way to pay your favorite creators for making the stuff you love. Instead of literally throwing money at your screen (trust us, that doesn’t work), you can now pledge a few dollars a month. This means the creator gets paid regularly, and you become a bonafide, real-life patron of the arts. That’s right. Imagine you, in a long frilly white wig, painted on a 10-foot canvas on the wall of a Victorian mansion. And imagine your favorite creators making a living doing what they do best… because of you.

To the right are pledge levels.  You can pledge to give as little or as much as you want, and you can change it each month. And best of all you get great rewards for you pledges.  For instance, if you want to pledge just $1 each month, you will get a discount in my online store AND get to see exclusive patron content, like photos of the creation of a painting, insights into the symbolism of the painting, I'll even tell you where I buy my supplies if you want.  If you want to contribute $300 in a month you get a whole list of rewards including a painting of your choice up to 24"X30" (you can even commission one.)  And there are many other levels too.  Do you want a new mandala coloring sheet each month?  I've got that!  

So, long story short.  Your funding, helps me spend more time focusing on doing what I love, CREATING ART!

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons

PATRON

A big thank you! As a Patron you will receive:
  • access to my patron only feed. Here I will show you sketches, works in progress, and insight into my creative process. 
  •  5% off any purchases in my online store
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron

GIVER

Great! As a giver you will receive:
  • access to my patron only feed. Here I will show you sketches, works in progress, and insight into my creative process.
  • 10% off any purchases in my online store
  • You will be listed as a patron on my website
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron

ARTIST

Fantastic! As an artist you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a GIVER +
  • You will receive a new mandala coloring page created from my original art each month via email.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons

FAN

Cool!  As a fan you will receive:
  • all the rewards of an ARTIST +
  • 20% discount in my online store
  • AND a 5"x5" or 5"x7" signed print each month by mail.
Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons

COLLECTOR

You are awesome! As a collector you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original 4"x4" acrylic painting each month.
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $60 or more per month
0 patrons

Curator

You really like my art! As a curator you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND you will receive an original 11"x14" painting each month.
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons

Enthusiast 

Awesome! As a Enthusiast you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original painting of your choice up to 12"x24"
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons

Connoisseur

Awesome! As a Connoisseur you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original painting of your choice up to 20"x20" or 15"x30".
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)
Pledge $300 or more per month
0 of 4 patrons

BENEFACTOR

You are the BEST! As a Benefactor you will receive:
  • all the rewards of a FAN +
  • AND an original painting of your choice up to 24"x30"
(Collector and Curator levels will receive one painting picked by the artist each month your payment is received. Enthusiast, Connoisseur, and Benefactor levels will receive a painting of choice each month payment is received. You may change your level of giving at any time.)