Elaine Fraticelli

is creating Conceptual Art

4

patrons

$40

per month

Elaine Fraticelli


I create art about complex concepts and emotions, striving to create understanding and aid others in their own experiences. Through art viewers are able to see an event, emotion, or feeling, then relate to it and process it in new ways. I want to make this kind of art for the world and of course, I would like a return. Many of you already follow me on social media and contribute by commenting on, liking, and sharing my posts and links. Thank you! Some of you have bought works from me in the past, either prints, or custom creations, and some have given them as gifts to others. Thank you! And a few of you are patrons and regularly send money my way each month. Thank you!
If you aren't on social media it's more difficult to spontaneously send encouragement and I (of all people) understand not being able to afford one of my custom pieces or original paintings. So I've created a Patreon account to allow anyone to throw a few bucks my way each month.

What Is Patreon?

Patreon is a website that lets you financially support me by buying products or special insights and privileges ahead of time. It's similar to buying a presale album from your favorite musician or buying a product on kickstarter before it's been created. You can choose to not receive benefits if you'd like and the lowest tier is $1 a month! Please visit "Patreon Launch 2.0" below to learn more about the different tiers, benefits, and why I'm so excited about it. 

Artist Statement:

An evocative mixture of connections joining logic and emotion, my work is transformative and intimate. From my unique viewpoint I captivate and challenge with diverse content surrounding life, love, and loss. Translating ideas to words to images, I reconstruct adversity in engaging and unfamiliar ways to add empathy and knowledge to my own life and others.

My Process:

I choose a broad idea or concept first, researching and recording everything I can about it. Certain words and phrases will then become images that I combine in different ways to create a composition that best represents my concept. Artistic Elements and Principles of Design are constantly considered and usually two or three thumbnails are created. Color is then added to the thumbnails to further refine the composition until one final sketch is created. I then explore and experiment with materials, practicing and honing skill and technique that’s then applied to the final piece.
Because I choose concepts from my own impactful life experiences, thinking, researching, and piecing a painting together takes an enormous amount of effort. My intent is not only to better mentally process my own experiences and emotions, but to visually offer that process to my viewers who may be going through similar situations.

My Journey:

On January 1st 2017, I narrowly survived the fatal car crash that took my partners life. I was driving us and two friends home through a snowy mountain pass when I slowly woke up in the Inpatient Stroke Rehab Unit in the hospital. I was groggy, loopy, in pain, and exhausted, with my Dad and my Sister on either side of me. They told me for the 20th time that I had been in a car accident and that my partner didn’t make it. They told me I had skull fractures that were millimeters from my carotid arteries which caused a stroke. It was thirteen days later. Driving home in the snowstorm, my car started to slide on ice into oncoming traffic. I swerved to miss a semi truck but must have lost control of the car and got t-boned by an SUV. My partner took the full force and passed away instantly. I survived with a collapsed lung, pelvic fractures, skull fractures, a missing tooth, and a stroke that affected my motor movements. I spent the rest of five weeks in the hospital learning how to function, and then the rest of the year learning how to walk again.

I still have a lifetime of recovery ahead of me, but I’ve learned some key lessons from my experiences. I learned that my PTSD will not go away or “get better”, but by gaining the ability to function with it, I diminish it’s control over me and I can live my life. My partner taught me that I was worthy of what I wanted and that if I tried, I could get it. After he passed, I had to learn that his words were still true without him being here to continually reinforce them. I’ve decided, with my therapist’s enthusiastic support, to draw and paint these lessons and emotions, with the intent of possibly helping others with similar feelings.

The idea that images could be used in addition to various therapies to aid in someone’s mental/emotional growth, drove me to pursue art full time. By piecing together different images, textures, patterns, styles, designs, backgrounds, and subjects, with colors, abstractions, and other emotional triggers, I can create images that mirror life; encouraging and inspiring others to get through it.



Financially supporting me in any way, no matter how little, helps me continue to create paintings and drawings of complex concepts and emotions, encouraging and inspiring understanding, changing thoughts, experiences, and lives.




Each benefit tier applies for the entire time you are a paid patron.

All patrons will be listed on my website and special messages posted online crediting YOU the patrons for helping me with my work. 



Connect with me!

Website: elainefraticelli.com
Instagram: @elainefraticelliart
Facebook: @elainefraticelliart
Twitter: @fraticelliart

Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month

Become a Believer today and receive:

-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU!

Supporter
$3 or more per month

Become a Supporter today and receive:

- 50% Credit towards purchases whenever you'd like! Contact me to find out how much you've got. (Your "lifetime support" to me divided in half = your credit towards new purchases)

- A seasonal greeting card personally sent out to friends, family, and patrons. Welcome to my family!


 And everything from the previous tier:


-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU!

Hero
$10 or more per month

Become a Hero today and receive:

- Free "Stuff" upon release. (stickers, pins, posters, etc...)  A notice will be sent out before they are shipped for free. Please respond to the notice if you do NOT want your product.

- A personal critique of your product if you are another artist or creator, and free short lessons to help you improve.


And everything from the previous tiers:


- 50% Credit towards purchases whenever you'd like! Contact me to find out how much you've got. (Your "lifetime support" to me divided in half = your credit towards new purchases)

- A seasonal greeting card personally sent out to friends, family, and patrons. Welcome to my family!

-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU! 

Collector
$30 or more per month

Become a Collector today and receive:

- Free original artwork ranging from elaborate sketches to full detail drawings. Whatever I've been working on, collect pieces of the process, personal musings, and artistic expressions that I make during my studio time (or boredom at work). These drawings can range from $10 - $100 in worth and are worth  the investment. These can also take one to two months to create and deliver, and a notice will be sent out prior to shipping it to you for free. If you do NOT want the specific drawing, please respond to the notice.


And everything from the previous tiers: 


- Free "Stuff" upon release. (stickers, pins, posters, etc...)  A notice will be sent out before they are shipped for free. Please respond to the notice if you do NOT want your product.

- A personal critique of your product if you are another artist or creator, and free short lessons to help you improve.

- 50% Credit towards purchases whenever you'd like! Contact me to find out how much you've got. (Your "lifetime support" to me divided in half = your credit towards new purchases)

- A seasonal greeting card personally sent out to friends, family, and patrons. Welcome to my family!

-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU! 

Elaine Fraticelli


I create art about complex concepts and emotions, striving to create understanding and aid others in their own experiences. Through art viewers are able to see an event, emotion, or feeling, then relate to it and process it in new ways. I want to make this kind of art for the world and of course, I would like a return. Many of you already follow me on social media and contribute by commenting on, liking, and sharing my posts and links. Thank you! Some of you have bought works from me in the past, either prints, or custom creations, and some have given them as gifts to others. Thank you! And a few of you are patrons and regularly send money my way each month. Thank you!
If you aren't on social media it's more difficult to spontaneously send encouragement and I (of all people) understand not being able to afford one of my custom pieces or original paintings. So I've created a Patreon account to allow anyone to throw a few bucks my way each month.

What Is Patreon?

Patreon is a website that lets you financially support me by buying products or special insights and privileges ahead of time. It's similar to buying a presale album from your favorite musician or buying a product on kickstarter before it's been created. You can choose to not receive benefits if you'd like and the lowest tier is $1 a month! Please visit "Patreon Launch 2.0" below to learn more about the different tiers, benefits, and why I'm so excited about it. 

Artist Statement:

An evocative mixture of connections joining logic and emotion, my work is transformative and intimate. From my unique viewpoint I captivate and challenge with diverse content surrounding life, love, and loss. Translating ideas to words to images, I reconstruct adversity in engaging and unfamiliar ways to add empathy and knowledge to my own life and others.

My Process:

I choose a broad idea or concept first, researching and recording everything I can about it. Certain words and phrases will then become images that I combine in different ways to create a composition that best represents my concept. Artistic Elements and Principles of Design are constantly considered and usually two or three thumbnails are created. Color is then added to the thumbnails to further refine the composition until one final sketch is created. I then explore and experiment with materials, practicing and honing skill and technique that’s then applied to the final piece.
Because I choose concepts from my own impactful life experiences, thinking, researching, and piecing a painting together takes an enormous amount of effort. My intent is not only to better mentally process my own experiences and emotions, but to visually offer that process to my viewers who may be going through similar situations.

My Journey:

On January 1st 2017, I narrowly survived the fatal car crash that took my partners life. I was driving us and two friends home through a snowy mountain pass when I slowly woke up in the Inpatient Stroke Rehab Unit in the hospital. I was groggy, loopy, in pain, and exhausted, with my Dad and my Sister on either side of me. They told me for the 20th time that I had been in a car accident and that my partner didn’t make it. They told me I had skull fractures that were millimeters from my carotid arteries which caused a stroke. It was thirteen days later. Driving home in the snowstorm, my car started to slide on ice into oncoming traffic. I swerved to miss a semi truck but must have lost control of the car and got t-boned by an SUV. My partner took the full force and passed away instantly. I survived with a collapsed lung, pelvic fractures, skull fractures, a missing tooth, and a stroke that affected my motor movements. I spent the rest of five weeks in the hospital learning how to function, and then the rest of the year learning how to walk again.

I still have a lifetime of recovery ahead of me, but I’ve learned some key lessons from my experiences. I learned that my PTSD will not go away or “get better”, but by gaining the ability to function with it, I diminish it’s control over me and I can live my life. My partner taught me that I was worthy of what I wanted and that if I tried, I could get it. After he passed, I had to learn that his words were still true without him being here to continually reinforce them. I’ve decided, with my therapist’s enthusiastic support, to draw and paint these lessons and emotions, with the intent of possibly helping others with similar feelings.

The idea that images could be used in addition to various therapies to aid in someone’s mental/emotional growth, drove me to pursue art full time. By piecing together different images, textures, patterns, styles, designs, backgrounds, and subjects, with colors, abstractions, and other emotional triggers, I can create images that mirror life; encouraging and inspiring others to get through it.



Financially supporting me in any way, no matter how little, helps me continue to create paintings and drawings of complex concepts and emotions, encouraging and inspiring understanding, changing thoughts, experiences, and lives.




Each benefit tier applies for the entire time you are a paid patron.

All patrons will be listed on my website and special messages posted online crediting YOU the patrons for helping me with my work. 



Connect with me!

Website: elainefraticelli.com
Instagram: @elainefraticelliart
Facebook: @elainefraticelliart
Twitter: @fraticelliart

Recent posts by Elaine Fraticelli

Tiers
Believer
$1 or more per month

Become a Believer today and receive:

-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU!

Supporter
$3 or more per month

Become a Supporter today and receive:

- 50% Credit towards purchases whenever you'd like! Contact me to find out how much you've got. (Your "lifetime support" to me divided in half = your credit towards new purchases)

- A seasonal greeting card personally sent out to friends, family, and patrons. Welcome to my family!


 And everything from the previous tier:


-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU!

Hero
$10 or more per month

Become a Hero today and receive:

- Free "Stuff" upon release. (stickers, pins, posters, etc...)  A notice will be sent out before they are shipped for free. Please respond to the notice if you do NOT want your product.

- A personal critique of your product if you are another artist or creator, and free short lessons to help you improve.


And everything from the previous tiers:


- 50% Credit towards purchases whenever you'd like! Contact me to find out how much you've got. (Your "lifetime support" to me divided in half = your credit towards new purchases)

- A seasonal greeting card personally sent out to friends, family, and patrons. Welcome to my family!

-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU! 

Collector
$30 or more per month

Become a Collector today and receive:

- Free original artwork ranging from elaborate sketches to full detail drawings. Whatever I've been working on, collect pieces of the process, personal musings, and artistic expressions that I make during my studio time (or boredom at work). These drawings can range from $10 - $100 in worth and are worth  the investment. These can also take one to two months to create and deliver, and a notice will be sent out prior to shipping it to you for free. If you do NOT want the specific drawing, please respond to the notice.


And everything from the previous tiers: 


- Free "Stuff" upon release. (stickers, pins, posters, etc...)  A notice will be sent out before they are shipped for free. Please respond to the notice if you do NOT want your product.

- A personal critique of your product if you are another artist or creator, and free short lessons to help you improve.

- 50% Credit towards purchases whenever you'd like! Contact me to find out how much you've got. (Your "lifetime support" to me divided in half = your credit towards new purchases)

- A seasonal greeting card personally sent out to friends, family, and patrons. Welcome to my family!

-  Patreon post access that does NOT go out to other social media websites (studio visits, progress pictures, project updates, process videos, announcements and more)!

- Direct access to new artwork and other products (stickers, pins, prints, etc).

- Directly connect with me via social media, email, or text messages. I'd love to keep in contact!


My most sincere THANK YOU!