Mart

is creating art for wildlife

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Support The Cause
$2
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You are AWESOME!! You believe in the power of art to help communicate conservation. Thank you.
Doodles to Drawings
$5
per month
This is a good Tier if you are looking to improve your drawing skills. 

Drawing Inspiration

  • Access to all my 'real-time' drawing videos available only to patrons.
  • Patron Privilege! Your general comments and questions will be prioritised for response over those on social media. 
Variety Pack
$9
per month
This is a good Tier if you are after a bit more variety.

Drawing Inspiration
  • Access to all my 'real-time' drawing videos available only to patrons.
  • Patron Privilege! Your general comments and questions will be prioritised for response over those on social media.

Painting Tutorials

  • Real-time painting demonstrations from artist, Tom Shepherd, with narration on all aspects of the process.
  •  Written notes if applicable.

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About

Hi! I'm Mart. Thanks for clicking here, swiping up, however you found me. I hope you enjoy reading about my love for drawing and my desire to help others to enjoy the gift of creating.

The holy grail for any artist is creative freedom - the ability to create without always having to ask the question, "will it sell?"

If you decide to become a patron today you will be helping me to achieve creative freedom. How nice is that!

What's more, with your support I want to set up a number of art grants that help young artists concerned with creating art that speaks to the state of the natural world. My other great love (asides the obvious, family, pets, friends etc) is wildlife. The way I plan to fund these grants is outlined in the 'Goals' section my page. Please take a moment to check it out 🙏

I have been interested in animals for as long as I can remember and my parents are to thank for that. When I was a young boy they ran the mountain gorilla project on the border of Rwanda and DR Congo. Trust me, you will never feel more human than when staring into the eyes of a gorilla! I have been drawing animals ever since.

Art has served me well of a lifetime. The benefits to my mental health wellbeing are obvious. The more I hear about others suffering with their mental health, particularly vulnerable young minds, the more I feel motivated to help them to start creating.

As well as gifting me more time to create art that works for wildlife, as a patron you will also see exclusive content that I don't share anywhere else. You'll see the odd drawing tutorial and if watercolour or acrylic is more your bag, expert painting techniques available too.
You will be the first to hear about any important announcement and you can get 10% off any of my wildlife art products throughout the entire year (not just during promotional months). Just send me a message and I'll create a unique discount code just for you.

This page is a peek behind the curtain and a seat at the VIP table. My big hope is that eventually you will also feel a great satisfaction from knowing that you have helped a young person to enjoy the gift of creating :)

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Stay safe. Stay creative. 
Goals
$248 of $1,000 per month
When I reach $1000 per month, I will establish my first mART Grant. 
$50 will be put aside each month towards an annual $600 grant for young creatives.
This grant scheme will be set up in memory of Ingrid Beazley - A kind and generous person who dedicated so much of her time and energy towards supporting young artists. Some of the funds will also be earmarked to help support the conservation work of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 45 exclusive posts
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