Celeste Sterling

is creating ecological art

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About

About me

Hi, I'm Celeste, an artist from New Zealand and Australia. Ecology is the central theme of my creative work. In my creative practise, this means I make art with plants. 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 "printing" with foliage that has paint or ink on it. I have been experimenting with nature printing for the past few years, using leaves, petals and seeds instead of brushes. I spend many hours in my studio each week creating artworks with foliage collected on walks. 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.

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, a camera, scanner and a computer. 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 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 - all artwork ©️Celeste Sterling 2020). 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 $1, $3, $5 or $10 per artwork. The artworks will vary in size from A6 (postcard) size, A5 or A4 size (similar to US Letter). They will be provided to you as a high resolution JPG or PDF files 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 2020
You can contact me at [email protected] regarding licensing or image reproduction.

For those wonderful patrons who are contributing $10 per artwork I'll offer an extra reward of a special Christmas digital artwork in November/December to use as a gift or for yourself, and for $20 patrons I'll offer extra printable artwork to celebrate seasonal events. 

Patreon have a great intro video about how it all works here - What is Patreon?

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
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