Ashley Meyer is creating mostly oil paintings
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patrons

$196
per month
Hello!
My name is Ashley West! I am (currently) an oil painter from Portland who has dedicated her life to art. Though my favorite medium is oil, I've also worked in numerous traditional mediums including color pencil, watercolor, acrylic. I used to do a lot of digital painting many years ago in high school, but I think the reason why I prefer traditional mediums is that it gives me a break from screens. 

I went to Italy to study art conservation from 2017-2018. 
My mantra is this:

Beauty, History, and Legacy.

Beauty: I believe art should be beautiful. The world is already full of darkness and ugliness from the horrors of war, disease, environmental instability, and so many other terrible things. Every day, we are constantly bombarded with messages from the news media which trick us into thinking that the world is always getting worse. We are worn down by stress, loneliness, obligations to jobs we hate, and it never seems to end. Art, in any medium, whether that be literature, paintings, film, video games, give us a respite from that. They were conceived with what I believe is almost a divine sense of creativity, skill, and love for art and the betterment of others. 

History: Historical art that has been living since primitive times give us an insight into cultures of the past. I believe if we learn more about the past, it gives us to peer into, and evaluate, what we are as a species in the present, and what we can hope to build in the future. 

Legacy: I believe when we create art, we should leave something behind for those after us to enjoy, and learn about the time we lived in. Not everybody agrees with me on this. The messages of some performance art and temporary mediums are meant to only be enjoyed in a single moment. There's merit to this, like a beautiful flower that only lives for a single week. My rebuttal to this is that if a message is so important to you, wouldn't you want future generations to learn from it after you're gone? During my time in Italy, I was exposed to ruins that lasted for thousands of years. I feel like my life, and the life of others is enriched because a long time ago, someone cared enough to build something meant to be enjoyed by someone like me, even long after the Emporers of the past are dead. 

Tiers
Bonus content
$1 or more per month
You will see much more frequent posts. These will mostly be process pictures of artworks I'm currently working on. 
What should I draw?
$3 or more per month
Every month, I'll have a poll as to what kind of art I should do, and you'll get to participate in the poll!
Stupid Comics
$5 or more per month
You will get a peek into my sketchbook. Occasionally, I make really stupid comics that I don't want others to see. $5 Patreons will get to see these comics, and hopefully get a chuckle out of them.
Pet Drawings
$22.15 or more per month

$20 Patrons will get a black and white original pencil/charcoal drawing of their pet. When you subscribe, please shoot me an email of what you would like. Your drawing will also be posted on this page. 


Upon emailing me with a photo of your beloved pet, you should receive it upon three weeks.  


After pledging, email me immediately at [email protected] so that I can get started. 

Oil Painted Portrait
$55.25 or more per month
Send my a photograph of your (or a loved one's) face, and I will send you back an 8"x10" oil painted portrait. Single faces only. For best results, please take a high definition photo with good lighting. 


[email protected]

Goals
$100 – reached! per month
Help me study the old giants! I will use this to buy really good oil paints and recreate a famous painting (I will have a poll after this goal is reached) and sell it on Ebay to the highest bidder!)

Also, because you helped me get this far I will put all of your names on the back of the painting!
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Hello!
My name is Ashley West! I am (currently) an oil painter from Portland who has dedicated her life to art. Though my favorite medium is oil, I've also worked in numerous traditional mediums including color pencil, watercolor, acrylic. I used to do a lot of digital painting many years ago in high school, but I think the reason why I prefer traditional mediums is that it gives me a break from screens. 

I went to Italy to study art conservation from 2017-2018. 
My mantra is this:

Beauty, History, and Legacy.

Beauty: I believe art should be beautiful. The world is already full of darkness and ugliness from the horrors of war, disease, environmental instability, and so many other terrible things. Every day, we are constantly bombarded with messages from the news media which trick us into thinking that the world is always getting worse. We are worn down by stress, loneliness, obligations to jobs we hate, and it never seems to end. Art, in any medium, whether that be literature, paintings, film, video games, give us a respite from that. They were conceived with what I believe is almost a divine sense of creativity, skill, and love for art and the betterment of others. 

History: Historical art that has been living since primitive times give us an insight into cultures of the past. I believe if we learn more about the past, it gives us to peer into, and evaluate, what we are as a species in the present, and what we can hope to build in the future. 

Legacy: I believe when we create art, we should leave something behind for those after us to enjoy, and learn about the time we lived in. Not everybody agrees with me on this. The messages of some performance art and temporary mediums are meant to only be enjoyed in a single moment. There's merit to this, like a beautiful flower that only lives for a single week. My rebuttal to this is that if a message is so important to you, wouldn't you want future generations to learn from it after you're gone? During my time in Italy, I was exposed to ruins that lasted for thousands of years. I feel like my life, and the life of others is enriched because a long time ago, someone cared enough to build something meant to be enjoyed by someone like me, even long after the Emporers of the past are dead. 

Recent posts by Ashley Meyer

Tiers
Bonus content
$1 or more per month
You will see much more frequent posts. These will mostly be process pictures of artworks I'm currently working on. 
What should I draw?
$3 or more per month
Every month, I'll have a poll as to what kind of art I should do, and you'll get to participate in the poll!
Stupid Comics
$5 or more per month
You will get a peek into my sketchbook. Occasionally, I make really stupid comics that I don't want others to see. $5 Patreons will get to see these comics, and hopefully get a chuckle out of them.
Pet Drawings
$22.15 or more per month

$20 Patrons will get a black and white original pencil/charcoal drawing of their pet. When you subscribe, please shoot me an email of what you would like. Your drawing will also be posted on this page. 


Upon emailing me with a photo of your beloved pet, you should receive it upon three weeks.  


After pledging, email me immediately at [email protected] so that I can get started. 

Oil Painted Portrait
$55.25 or more per month
Send my a photograph of your (or a loved one's) face, and I will send you back an 8"x10" oil painted portrait. Single faces only. For best results, please take a high definition photo with good lighting. 


[email protected]