Gretchen Ryan is creating an animal freedom painting
15

patrons

$227
per month
My name is Gretchen Ryan and I am an artist living in Los Angeles. Ten years ago I visited the Louvre museum and was inspired by a historic painting I saw representing human freedom from oppression. I had a vision to create a large format oil painting that represents non-human animals who are exploited and abused in modern-day society, and I am now in the process of making that painting.

Art has the power to bring about revelation and to soften hearts, it can influence culture and be instrumental in social change.  This painting, I believe, is one that will have that kind of effect.  As an artist, I have something to say about the way humanity is treating our fellow creatures, and the hope of how it can look. 

I have been obsessively making studies of this painting all year, and am now beginning work on the final, which I am so excited about doing, after all the time this one image has been on my mind and heart.  The canvas was given by a generous donor, it is 7 x 13 feet- a world to immerse the viewer.  I've created this Patreon page for my paints, brushes, and time.  I would so love to have you be a part of making the animal freedom painting a reality!  Thank you!!



Tiers
Birds
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You are helping my painting take flight, thank you, I am so grateful! 

You will have access to my Patreon only vlog updates, where I will be sharing some of my thoughts and documenting my journey in making this painting that won't be available anywhere else.  Your name will also be listed on the project's website as a patron of the painting*!  Thank you!


*Unless you prefer to be anonymous 

Collectible Postcard Print Subscription
$9 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you, I am so excited to have you subscribe to my postcards prints! I truly hope you enjoy these.  You will receive one, glossy 6" x 8" postcard of a study of an animal that is featured in my big painting, along with information about why that animal needs our help and an organization that is doing work to help them, or occasionally an image of one of my previous works, most of which have never been printed in any way before, each month!


You will also receive patron only vlog updates, and have your name added to the project's list of patrons of the painting!**  Thank you so much for being my patron, I really appreciate it so much!!


*For shipping outside the US please add $5

**Unless you choose to be anonymous

Three Collectible Postcard Prints
$21 or more per month 2 patrons
Three glossy, collectible postcard prints; maybe one to keep and a couple to share!  You will receive three, 6" x 8" postcards of an animal featured in the painting, or of one of my previous works.  Most all of my work has never been reproduced in any way but digitally, so this a new opportunity, just for this project.  Thank you so much, I really hope you enjoy them!


You will also receive my vlog updates and your name will be added to the project's website list of patrons and supporters*, and have my sincere gratitude for your contribution, thank you so much for being my patron!!


*Unless you prefer to be anonymous

**For shipping outside the U.S., please add $5.

Limited Edition Prints Subscription
$90 or more per month 2 of 250 patrons
You are an angel for this project, I am so happy and honored to have you subscribe to my prints!  Each month, you will receive a 12 x 16 inch, limited edition, signed print of a painting of an animal featured in my big painting, or one of my previous works*.  These are the same images as the monthly postcard, but in a high quality, archival print.  


You will also receive a 6 x 8" postcard, access to my my vlog updates, and your name listed on the project's list of patrons of the painting**.   While they last, I will also send you a bonus limited edition print of my pastel painting, "Bambi"!


Thank you so much being my patron, for helping the arts and animals, I am so grateful.


*For shipping outside the U.S., please add $15.

**Unless you prefer to be anonymous

Goals
$227 of $3,000 per month
I will be able to purchase my canvas!  As soon as I reach this goal cumulatively, I will be able to order it, and then to get the paints and brushes I need.  This amount monthly will allow me to focus completely on my creation!  I am so thrilled and grateful, what a dream come true!!
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My name is Gretchen Ryan and I am an artist living in Los Angeles. Ten years ago I visited the Louvre museum and was inspired by a historic painting I saw representing human freedom from oppression. I had a vision to create a large format oil painting that represents non-human animals who are exploited and abused in modern-day society, and I am now in the process of making that painting.

Art has the power to bring about revelation and to soften hearts, it can influence culture and be instrumental in social change.  This painting, I believe, is one that will have that kind of effect.  As an artist, I have something to say about the way humanity is treating our fellow creatures, and the hope of how it can look. 

I have been obsessively making studies of this painting all year, and am now beginning work on the final, which I am so excited about doing, after all the time this one image has been on my mind and heart.  The canvas was given by a generous donor, it is 7 x 13 feet- a world to immerse the viewer.  I've created this Patreon page for my paints, brushes, and time.  I would so love to have you be a part of making the animal freedom painting a reality!  Thank you!!



Recent posts by Gretchen Ryan

Tiers
Birds
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
You are helping my painting take flight, thank you, I am so grateful! 

You will have access to my Patreon only vlog updates, where I will be sharing some of my thoughts and documenting my journey in making this painting that won't be available anywhere else.  Your name will also be listed on the project's website as a patron of the painting*!  Thank you!


*Unless you prefer to be anonymous 

Collectible Postcard Print Subscription
$9 or more per month 5 patrons
Thank you, I am so excited to have you subscribe to my postcards prints! I truly hope you enjoy these.  You will receive one, glossy 6" x 8" postcard of a study of an animal that is featured in my big painting, along with information about why that animal needs our help and an organization that is doing work to help them, or occasionally an image of one of my previous works, most of which have never been printed in any way before, each month!


You will also receive patron only vlog updates, and have your name added to the project's list of patrons of the painting!**  Thank you so much for being my patron, I really appreciate it so much!!


*For shipping outside the US please add $5

**Unless you choose to be anonymous

Three Collectible Postcard Prints
$21 or more per month 2 patrons
Three glossy, collectible postcard prints; maybe one to keep and a couple to share!  You will receive three, 6" x 8" postcards of an animal featured in the painting, or of one of my previous works.  Most all of my work has never been reproduced in any way but digitally, so this a new opportunity, just for this project.  Thank you so much, I really hope you enjoy them!


You will also receive my vlog updates and your name will be added to the project's website list of patrons and supporters*, and have my sincere gratitude for your contribution, thank you so much for being my patron!!


*Unless you prefer to be anonymous

**For shipping outside the U.S., please add $5.

Limited Edition Prints Subscription
$90 or more per month 2 of 250 patrons
You are an angel for this project, I am so happy and honored to have you subscribe to my prints!  Each month, you will receive a 12 x 16 inch, limited edition, signed print of a painting of an animal featured in my big painting, or one of my previous works*.  These are the same images as the monthly postcard, but in a high quality, archival print.  


You will also receive a 6 x 8" postcard, access to my my vlog updates, and your name listed on the project's list of patrons of the painting**.   While they last, I will also send you a bonus limited edition print of my pastel painting, "Bambi"!


Thank you so much being my patron, for helping the arts and animals, I am so grateful.


*For shipping outside the U.S., please add $15.

**Unless you prefer to be anonymous