Celeste Sterling

is creating ecological art

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Seed patron

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$1
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Thank you Seed Patrons, you are the fertile foundation that helps my artwork to germinate. Seed Patrons get access to all my locked Patron-only posts and artworks. I post a digital artwork each month for you to print and enjoy.

Seedling patron

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$5
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Thank you Seedling Patrons, you are helping my artwork to grow stronger and better each day. Seedling Patrons get access to all my locked Patron-only posts and artworks. I post a high resolution digital artwork each month for you to print and enjoy. For special celebrations I make extra art goodies for my Patrons which you can keep or gift to others.

Tree patron

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$10
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Thank you Tree Patrons, you are helping my artwork come to fruition and expand into the sky. Tree Patrons get access to all my locked Patron-only posts and artworks, behind the scenes studio and process photos. I post a high resolution digital artwork each month for you to print and enjoy. For special celebrations I make extra art goodies for my Patrons which you can keep or gift to others. If you have a favourite flower or plant you would like me to make artwork with, please let me know.

About Celeste Sterling

About me

Hi, I'm Celeste, an artist from Aotearoa, New Zealand and Australia. Ecology is the central theme of my creative work. I make art with plants and flowers. Sometimes it is a temporary artwork, using seasonal foliage or an ecological project. I also make artworks with traditional artist's materials, building up an image of a garden, forest or ecosystem with a nature printing technique.

Nature printing is an old technique whereby an image is created by making impressions with foliage that has paint or ink on it. I have been experimenting with nature printing for the past few years, using leaves, flowers and seeds. My art is about the incredibly diverse and amazing biosphere of our planet, and our connection with nature. It is also about the climate crisis and the urgent need to work together to look after our biosphere and repair our connection with nature. I hope that my artworks inspire people to cherish the natural world and the amazing plants, flowers and life within it.

Why use Patreon?
To continue making art that is non-commercial and environment focused, and to send it out into the world I need to pay for art materials, a studio, and a bit of help from technology including a laptop and camera. Most of all, I need time to develop my art. I'd like to make more art, more often, and to keep exploring new ways of making art about nature that is sustainable and environmentally responsible. To achieve this I'd like to invite you to become my patron and become part of my creative community. As a reward for becoming my patron I'm offering a digital artwork each month that you can print at home or at a print shop. Pop it in a frame and you'll accumulate a beautiful collection of my artwork to enjoy and give. You can print as many copies as you like (so long as they are for personal use only). You'll also get access to my patron only content, including work in progress photos, behind the scenes studio shots and any other goodies I can dream up! Art for nature is what I do best and it is with your participation that I will be able to make more paintings and exclusive content for my Patreon community. 

Here's how Patreon works:

I will make one digital artwork per month available to my patrons and you can choose to contribute whatever tier amount you prefer for each artwork. The artworks will vary in size from postcard to A4 size (similar to US Letter). They will be provided to you as a high resolution JPG file ready to print at home or at a print shop. You can set a maximum charge per month so that you'll only ever pay what you are comfortable with. Please note all images are for private use only, not for commercial use. ©️Celeste Sterling 2021. You can contact me at [email protected] regarding licensing or image reproduction queries.

Patreon have a great intro video about how it all works here - What is Patreon?
I've also included a video of me nature printing a collaborative artwork for The Nomadic Art Gallery in this intro. With your help I hope to include some more nature printing videos for Patrons to enjoy and learn from.

To learn more about my painting process and background please visit my website and blog at www.celeste.nz. I believe that art can offer hope, beauty, joy, solace and contemplation. Nature inspired art is my passion and I'd like you to join me on this creative journey. 

thanks,
Celeste Sterling

#ecologicalart #artfornature #plantsinart #environmentalart #natureprinted #art
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Help me plant more plants for pollinators! I'd like to bring more plants for pollinators into my local community and to encourage people to replant their lawns with wildflowers. I will nature print some examples of the most beneficial plants for pollinators that people can plant in their gardens. 
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