Tara Pappas Art

is creating Mixed Media Paintings & Illustrations

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Thank you for joining me on my adventures as a mixed media artist!

At the HELLO level, you receive: 

-Access to my exclusive, patron-only newsfeed, which includes monthly time lapse videos, behind-the-scenes updates, and polls to allow you to provide input into the creation of new upcoming paintings!


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At the SUNFLOWER level, you receive:

-The benefits of the HELLO tier

-Monthly digital card printables, featuring the painting of the month!


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At the CHEERS level, you receive:

-All of the benefits of the HELLO and SUNFLOWER tiers

-A monthly CHEER MAIL subscription (A UV-resistant, museum quality print of the painting created each month, mailed out towards the end of each month)




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About Tara Pappas Art

Hi Friends!

Having officially wrapped up my book project, "The Day Hike" (books officially available as of the end of September!), I am excited to switch gears to a new project... 



In February/March, after the quarantine had officially started, I began to thinking about ways that my art work could help lift the spirits of people who were feeling down during this time. One quality that has always been incredibly important to my work is a sense of joy. With this in mind, I rolled out "Sunshine Shipping," a free shipping deal in which anyone could visit my online shop, pick out whatever items they liked, and then after entering a special code, their items would be wrapped in bright yellow paper, along with a personalized note, and a special print with sunflowers. The package could then be mailed anywhere in the US free of charge, as a way for people to send a little cheer to friends and family. Between the end of February and the beginning of June, I mailed a wide variety of Sunshine packages around the country. 

As my book project was nearing an end, and I was thinking about my next Patreon project, I kept returning to the concept of "Sunshine Shipping," and other ways to spread joy with my artwork....

Thus CHEER MAIL was born! Cheer Mail is a 12-month project during which I will be creating a new 4"x6" painting every month. Each month I will post a time lapse video showing my process creating the painting from start to finish. After the painting is complete, I will have high quality prints made, which will then be shipped out towards the end of each month (depending on the tier you choose.) So, the concept will be like a subscription service--if you subscribe at the $10 level or above, you will be able to look forward to receiving a new little bit of joy in your mailbox each month! Some of the tiers also include options such as flexibility to mail your monthly print wherever you'd like, subscribe a friend along with yourself, receive a hand-painted frame to display your monthly print, and more! 


Although Cheer Mail OFFICIALLY kicks off in September, you can join and start receiving monthly prints at any time. You will begin receiving the print created during the month you subscribe. If there is a print you missed, you will still have the opportunity to order it via my online shop at www.TaraPappasArt.com.  

I will be creating a total of 12 paintings for this project, with the project running from September 2020 to September 2021. 


Having been creating on Patreon for the past year and a half, I understand the power and incredible joy that comes with creating and sharing in a community of patrons. I can honestly say that my book project would not have been possible had I not had the support and extra motivation provided by my patrons. As an artist, I am used to creating work in my own little studio bubble, so it was incredibly powerful to have the opportunity to share my journey and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the messy creative process! 

As a patron, you will  have the opportunity to share in the journey as I create new monthly paintings. Regardless of your pledge level, you will have access to monthly time lapse videos of the creation of each painting, as well as monthly polls, allowing you to provide ideas and suggestions for future paintings. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for taking the time to consider joining me as a part of my community of patrons! 

I can't wait to share a little extra cheer with you over the next 12 months!

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We're halfway to my goal of being able to bring approximately 50 print orders to my local print shop each month! 
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