Tara Pappas Art

is creating Mixed Media Paintings & Illustrations

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Hi Friends!

I am so excited to share with you an idea that I've been thinking about for quite awhile now...

...I am creating my first BOOK! 

As many of you know, the driving force behind most of my work is encouraging storytelling through capturing a moment in a story that hasn't been told before. With this in mind, the most challenging part of jumping into book illustration was figuring out a way to stay true to the heart of my work. After thinking through many different directions the book could go, I finally came up with the perfect idea for my first book.  I know it's the perfect idea because from the moment I came up with the concept, I was excited to start. In fact, I was so excited to start that the very same day I began creating the thumbnail sketches for the illustrations! 


As you may have guessed from the subject matter of many of my paintings, I love spending time outdoors--hiking, biking, camping, backpacking, you name it. Whenever I'm on the trail, I have the sense that there are endless stories around me.

That being said, the concept of my book is a visual hike. Starting at the trailhead, this book will tell the story of a day hike, following a hiker as he encounters a variety of wildlife and natural elements on the trail. In typical Tara Pappas art fashion, each illustration will capture whimsical moments along the way, encouraging imaginative storytelling throughout. 


Once my project officially begins on March 1st, my plan is to finish 1-2 paintings each month, with a goal of completing the book within 12-18 months. 

When the book is finished, I plan to organize a series of exhibitions showcasing the paintings in conjunction with book signings.

This is going to be a HUGE endeavor, requiring a significant amount of time, resources, and support. 



As I was brainstorming ideas for my book, I happened upon Patreon and quickly realized it was the perfect platform for a project like this. Patreon is a membership platform, giving me a unique opportunity to create and share my creative process with a community of patrons

As a patron, you get the opportunity to be a part of my behind-the-scenes, sometimes messy, but always fun, creative process! Since this will be my very FIRST time dipping my toes into the creation of a book, you will have the unique opportunity to experience the exciting creation of something completely and utterly new. No matter the membership tier you select, you will have access to all of my behind-the-scenes photos and videos, documenting my creative process along the way--and exclusive to my Patreon community! If you are a member at the Rock Hopper level ($10/month) or above, you will also receive a signed, advanced copy of my new book, once it is completed!

As an added bonus, I will be periodically sending out special, patreon-exclusive surprises (not available anywhere else!) for those patrons who have stuck with me for longer periods of time (3 months, 6 months, etc). And, of course, you are able to cancel or change your subscription level at any time!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to consider joining me on this new and exciting venture! 

Cheers to the big things coming this year! 

$385 of $500 per month
...AND WE'RE OFF! Once we've reached this goal, I will be able to purchase the supplies needed to complete all of the paintings for the book!
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