Bronwen MacDonald is creating Historical and Fantasy Art
12

patrons

About Me
As an artist and a classicist, I am deeply fascinated by the past. In Cicero's words: "Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum." (To be ignorant of what happened before one was born is to be forever a child.) I want to explore the ancient world for knowledge and to dig into the obscure and faded. I want to delight people with the names and faces and stories of men and women, deities and creatures whose kleos (remembered or sung glory) hangs by a thread. I am no Homer, or Sappho, or Virgil. But I can bring the stories to life with a brush and a pen all the same. I can make people remember the forgotten. Because if we don't remember, who will?

Social Media
I've made a deliberate decision to stay off as much social media as is viable so I have no updates on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you would like to see my most recent work, Patreon is the first place it is available before I update my website (www.bronwenmacdonald.com). On my website is also a link to a signup form for my monthly art newsletter which you are most welcome to sign up to.



Why a lifetime contribution system?
For almost three years I ran my Patreon with the traditional system - each tier getting their own rewards. After some contemplation, I came to the realization that it didn't seem fair. I had some patrons who had been loyal for years at a time but because they were at the lower tiers, they would never get postcards, prints or drawings. I didn't feel that it was fair to punish people simply because they might not be in a position to contribute more every month. With this current system, the rewards are the same for everyone. All that changes is the time taken to get there. 




Tiers
Melinoe
$1 or more per month
Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Persephone
$5 or more per month
Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Demeter
$10 or more per month
Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Rheia
$25 or more per month
 Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Gaea
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
 Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Goals
97% complete
I will begin a monthly research post with accompanying illustration. I do a great deal of research, both for my artworks and because of my love of the ancient world. I would love to be able to have the time to share that with you all.
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About Me
As an artist and a classicist, I am deeply fascinated by the past. In Cicero's words: "Nescire autem quid antequam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum." (To be ignorant of what happened before one was born is to be forever a child.) I want to explore the ancient world for knowledge and to dig into the obscure and faded. I want to delight people with the names and faces and stories of men and women, deities and creatures whose kleos (remembered or sung glory) hangs by a thread. I am no Homer, or Sappho, or Virgil. But I can bring the stories to life with a brush and a pen all the same. I can make people remember the forgotten. Because if we don't remember, who will?

Social Media
I've made a deliberate decision to stay off as much social media as is viable so I have no updates on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. If you would like to see my most recent work, Patreon is the first place it is available before I update my website (www.bronwenmacdonald.com). On my website is also a link to a signup form for my monthly art newsletter which you are most welcome to sign up to.



Why a lifetime contribution system?
For almost three years I ran my Patreon with the traditional system - each tier getting their own rewards. After some contemplation, I came to the realization that it didn't seem fair. I had some patrons who had been loyal for years at a time but because they were at the lower tiers, they would never get postcards, prints or drawings. I didn't feel that it was fair to punish people simply because they might not be in a position to contribute more every month. With this current system, the rewards are the same for everyone. All that changes is the time taken to get there. 




Recent posts by Bronwen MacDonald

Tiers
Melinoe
$1 or more per month
Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Persephone
$5 or more per month
Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Demeter
$10 or more per month
Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Rheia
$25 or more per month
 Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution. 
Gaea
$50 or more per month (sold out!)
 Includes
  • Behind-the-scenes look at my process.
  • Early access to my work.
  • A handwritten thank you postcard.
  • Rewards for cumulative lifetime contribution.