Susan Shorter is creating Fantasy Art
15

patrons

$46
per month
Greetings, art lovers! My name is Susan Shorter. Many may know me as a children's book Illustrator, as I've done that for the past 11 years for Author Solutions, and during that time I have illustrated over 500 published books, as well as writing/illustrating two titles of my own.
Albeit fun, that work doesn't fully feed my artistic passions, and that's where fantasy art comes into play.
From a very young age, the things I wanted to draw were horses, unicorns, Pegasuses, flowers and beautiful women with long flowing hair. As I grew, those things remained a theme in my work, but matured into something more. My personal work has always been grounded in nature, spirituality in all forms, and beauty. I feel the unspoiled natural world is our true magic. I love to take inspiration from these things and create art that makes me feel something, even if it is just art for arts sake, creating beauty makes my heart happy. And since you are here with me, that sort of work must be something that appeals to as well, and that is wonderful!
Through Patreon, I will be able to create for you an online community where you can see my process from reference photos, work in progress pics, failures, reworks, and successes, to the stories of why or how the piece even came about. And occasionally, open things up for discussion and answer whatever questions you may have.  As a patron, you will receive "First Refusal Rights" meaning I will post art to Patreon first, giving you the first chance to own original art before it goes out to the general public. I will post periodic videos of me working (and occasionally singing along to the hits of the 80's while I paint). This community will give you a deeper look into the artistic process, and of me, the artist.  
If you like my work and you would like to support it; YOU are wonderful!  Your patronage will allow me to update my workspace with quality lighting to work by, a scanner large enough to scan my watercolors, and better art supplies. Also, I hope to one day acquire Pro Panels, actual lighting, and other additions to my convention set-up that help my booth portray the professionalism I need when I am trying to get my art out into the world. And, who knows, maybe one day to be able to rent a studio space. Right now, my work space is in our living room/kitchen/laundry room/everything, and it is very hard to get absorbed into your work and be inspired when you are in the middle of everything, as I am sure, many of you know.
Now, how much you want to give/get out of this patronage is totally up to you. Choose how much you would like to pledge per month (every single dollar counts) and take a look at the rewards you would like on the right. New patrons will be charged the day they become a patron, then on the 1st of the month going forward. And remember, you can edit or cancel your pledge at anytime, so you are never locked in to anything. And if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. From Day 1 of your pledge, you will have instant access to ALL my existing posts, so, enjoy!

And, THE FIRST 30 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP WILL GET A 5" X 7" MINI PRINT OF MY LATEST PAINTING, "SHE WARMS MY HEART". An exclusive for Patron members, no matter the tier.




View my portfolio and web store at:
www.susanshorter.com

Connect with me on:
https://www.instagram.com/susan_shorter_art

Tiers
Earth tier
$2 or more per month

  

Earth Patrons

You are my terre firma, my rock! Thank you!

As an Earth patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive


  · Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

  · First looks at new finished work

  · First refusal rights   

Water tier
$5 or more per month

Water Patrons

You are a true energy source to my creative output! Thank you!

As an Water patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive


 · Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

  · First looks at new finished work

  · First refusal rights     

· access to all videos

· occasional gift downloads (ex. coloring pages, wallpapers) 

Air tier
$10 or more per month

Air Patrons

You are the wind beneath my Pegasus' wings! Thank you!

As an Air patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive


· Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

· First looks at new finished work

· First refusal rights     

· access to all videos

· occasional gift downloads (ex. coloring pages, wallpapers)

· A 1 time reward of a signed 8.5 x 11 print of your choice when
  you sign up

· 10% off anything in my online store, anytime during your patronage 

Fire tier
$20 or more per month

Fire Patrons

You amaze me, your support fans the flames of creativity to no end!

As an Fire patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive

 

· Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

· First looks at new finished work

· First refusal rights     

· access to all videos

· occasional gift downloads (ex. coloring pages, wallpapers)

· A 1 time reward of your choice of any signed 11" x 14" print when you sign up

· 20% off anything in the store, anytime during your patronage

Goals
15 of 100 patrons
As I acquire more patrons, I can update my work space (a decent scanner, better lighting, a chair that doesn't break my back, and quality art supplies). And, hopefully down the road, a nicer camera to photograph the larger pieces.
Patron funds also help me with my convention expenses to help get my art out in front of new people, and in the hands of current fans (booth fees, travel costs, printing costs, packaging, business cards, etc.)
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Greetings, art lovers! My name is Susan Shorter. Many may know me as a children's book Illustrator, as I've done that for the past 11 years for Author Solutions, and during that time I have illustrated over 500 published books, as well as writing/illustrating two titles of my own.
Albeit fun, that work doesn't fully feed my artistic passions, and that's where fantasy art comes into play.
From a very young age, the things I wanted to draw were horses, unicorns, Pegasuses, flowers and beautiful women with long flowing hair. As I grew, those things remained a theme in my work, but matured into something more. My personal work has always been grounded in nature, spirituality in all forms, and beauty. I feel the unspoiled natural world is our true magic. I love to take inspiration from these things and create art that makes me feel something, even if it is just art for arts sake, creating beauty makes my heart happy. And since you are here with me, that sort of work must be something that appeals to as well, and that is wonderful!
Through Patreon, I will be able to create for you an online community where you can see my process from reference photos, work in progress pics, failures, reworks, and successes, to the stories of why or how the piece even came about. And occasionally, open things up for discussion and answer whatever questions you may have.  As a patron, you will receive "First Refusal Rights" meaning I will post art to Patreon first, giving you the first chance to own original art before it goes out to the general public. I will post periodic videos of me working (and occasionally singing along to the hits of the 80's while I paint). This community will give you a deeper look into the artistic process, and of me, the artist.  
If you like my work and you would like to support it; YOU are wonderful!  Your patronage will allow me to update my workspace with quality lighting to work by, a scanner large enough to scan my watercolors, and better art supplies. Also, I hope to one day acquire Pro Panels, actual lighting, and other additions to my convention set-up that help my booth portray the professionalism I need when I am trying to get my art out into the world. And, who knows, maybe one day to be able to rent a studio space. Right now, my work space is in our living room/kitchen/laundry room/everything, and it is very hard to get absorbed into your work and be inspired when you are in the middle of everything, as I am sure, many of you know.
Now, how much you want to give/get out of this patronage is totally up to you. Choose how much you would like to pledge per month (every single dollar counts) and take a look at the rewards you would like on the right. New patrons will be charged the day they become a patron, then on the 1st of the month going forward. And remember, you can edit or cancel your pledge at anytime, so you are never locked in to anything. And if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask. From Day 1 of your pledge, you will have instant access to ALL my existing posts, so, enjoy!

And, THE FIRST 30 PEOPLE TO SIGN UP WILL GET A 5" X 7" MINI PRINT OF MY LATEST PAINTING, "SHE WARMS MY HEART". An exclusive for Patron members, no matter the tier.




View my portfolio and web store at:
www.susanshorter.com

Connect with me on:
https://www.instagram.com/susan_shorter_art

Recent posts by Susan Shorter

Tiers
Earth tier
$2 or more per month

  

Earth Patrons

You are my terre firma, my rock! Thank you!

As an Earth patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive


  · Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

  · First looks at new finished work

  · First refusal rights   

Water tier
$5 or more per month

Water Patrons

You are a true energy source to my creative output! Thank you!

As an Water patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive


 · Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

  · First looks at new finished work

  · First refusal rights     

· access to all videos

· occasional gift downloads (ex. coloring pages, wallpapers) 

Air tier
$10 or more per month

Air Patrons

You are the wind beneath my Pegasus' wings! Thank you!

As an Air patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive


· Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

· First looks at new finished work

· First refusal rights     

· access to all videos

· occasional gift downloads (ex. coloring pages, wallpapers)

· A 1 time reward of a signed 8.5 x 11 print of your choice when
  you sign up

· 10% off anything in my online store, anytime during your patronage 

Fire tier
$20 or more per month

Fire Patrons

You amaze me, your support fans the flames of creativity to no end!

As an Fire patron you will get not only my undying gratitude, but you will also receive

 

· Access to my Patreon posts featuring “work in progress” pics, teachable moments, and random sketches and thoughts

· First looks at new finished work

· First refusal rights     

· access to all videos

· occasional gift downloads (ex. coloring pages, wallpapers)

· A 1 time reward of your choice of any signed 11" x 14" print when you sign up

· 20% off anything in the store, anytime during your patronage