Kelly McKernan is creating and sharing an artist's journey.
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Hello there! I'm Kelly McKernan, an independent artist, freelance illustrator, and hustlin' mom to a 4 year old. I'm among those who are marginally able to make art their full time profession, but only with the support from my incredible fanbase. Over the years, I've been able to build up a large social media following by sharing every step of my journey as a full time artist, from showing works-in-progress, creating tutorial videos, sharing behind-the-scenes struggles and triumphs, providing tips and tricks to aspiring artists, giving away original art and special prizes, and of course, taking everyone along on the journey that is my art career.

With the introduction of eeeeevil, small-business crushing algorithms on Facebook and Instagram, it has become harder than ever to reach my wonderful community of supporters. This is why I have maintained a Patreon account since 2017, so that I can continue to cultivate this community, share my personal experiences, and reach those interested in my work in a more effective way. At times, Patreon has been my only source of stable income, and while these internet platforms are ultimately controlled by those who probably don't have my best interests in mind, Patreon has given me a wonderful way to connect with my community. 

I consider my Patrons to be my biggest fans and I'm so grateful for those that believe in me and my work enough to support me here! Please have a look at the available tiers and their corresponding perks below. You can change or cancel your subscription at any time. If now isn't the right time for you to support my work monetarily, please subscribe to the public updates!

Other ways to support my work:


Depending on your Patreon budget, interest in my work, and the amount of support you're interested in sharing, I have eight tiers offering a wide variety of rewards! Have a look to the right for short descriptions, or keep scrolling for additional information on what to expect by becoming one of my Patrons. Thank you for taking a look and please let me know if you have any further questions!



Join the community for just $2 per month and gain access to monthly downloadable wallpapers, "Friday Inspiration" series where I share what's inspired me during that week, previews of new work before it goes up for sale, and early access to online events and sales, and automatically be entered into giveaways!



The fish in my artwork represent possibility and growth, and this tier is excellent for students and aspiring artists! In addition to the Feather tier rewards, a $5 monthly subscription will bring detailed process posts, time lapse videos and gifs, give you access to the super exclusive Patreon secret store filled with goodies not available elsewhere, and you can join my Patreon exclusive Discord channel!



If you're seeking insight and greater knowledge of my inner world and workings of an artist, consider joining this tier at $10 per month. In addition to the rewards provided for the Feather and Koi tiers, you'll have access to the full archive of Patreon posts, with over 2 years of invaluable content! This tier also includes the Artist Journal, wherein I'll share my struggles, triumphs, and (very) personal thoughts as a working artist. This tier also gets you a 20% discount to both the Patreon secret shop and my regular shop, that can even be used on original pieces! Additionally, the Third Eye tier grants you access to occasional live streams where you can join me painting live!



For those that love collecting treasures, the Luna tier is basically a Kelly McKernan subscription box that arrives every 2 months, filled with 5-7 exclusive goodies, including stickers, buttons, pins, special unreleased prints and postcards, a personal note, and other handmade items and surprises. To see an example of a previous "goody bag," please click here. You'll also get all the perks of the Feather, Koi, and Third Eye tiers! US and International shipping is included.



For an extra $25 per month, your Kelly McKernan subscription box is upgraded to include an exclusive, hand-embellished giclee fine art print, measuring no smaller than 8" x 10," that is only available to Patrons. You'll also get all the perks of the Feather, Koi, and Third Eye tiers! US and International shipping is included.



If you're interested in purchasing an original painting or commissioning a Word Painting, this is the tier for you. Every three billing cycles, you'll have an opportunity to select from a number of original paintings and "cash" in on a piece of equal value or greater (different must be made up), or you can elect to have an 8" x 10" Word Commission created just for you and skip the commission line!  You can choose to let me paint whatever I want and surprise you, or you can get involved with the process and suggest what form the painting will take by choosing whether the piece will be inspired by an interesting word of choice, a color, an idiom, a phrase, or whatever else strikes your fancy! It's important to note that I will take suggestions into account, but if you ask me to paint a bare-breasted woman on the back of a hedgehog riding into battle against an army of sentient sunglasses... it's not gonna happen. What you will get is a painting that fits in with the rest of my portfolio of work! I will send you WIP images, from starting sketches to the finishing touches. Consider this a regularly occurring mostly hands-off commission! You'll also receive the perks of the Feather, Koi, and Third Eye tiers.

Tiers
The Feather Tier
$2 or more per month

Join the community for just $2 per month and gain access to:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

The Koi Tier
$5 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The Third Eye Tier
$10 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The Luna Tier
$25 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

• A bi-monthly Kelly McKernan subscription box of exclusive goodies

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The White Lily Tier
$50 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

• A bi-monthly Kelly McKernan subscription box of exclusive goodies

• Subscription box upgrade that includes an exclusive hand-embellished giclee print

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The Ascension Tier
$250 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

• Every 3 months, you may trade in your credits for an original painting in my shop (additional difference in price excluded) or commission an 8" x 10" Word Painting.

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
Goals
94 of 100 patrons
If I can reach 100 Patrons by March 1st, 2018, every current member in the Koi tier and higher will receive an exclusive Patrons-only pop socket!
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Hello there! I'm Kelly McKernan, an independent artist, freelance illustrator, and hustlin' mom to a 4 year old. I'm among those who are marginally able to make art their full time profession, but only with the support from my incredible fanbase. Over the years, I've been able to build up a large social media following by sharing every step of my journey as a full time artist, from showing works-in-progress, creating tutorial videos, sharing behind-the-scenes struggles and triumphs, providing tips and tricks to aspiring artists, giving away original art and special prizes, and of course, taking everyone along on the journey that is my art career.

With the introduction of eeeeevil, small-business crushing algorithms on Facebook and Instagram, it has become harder than ever to reach my wonderful community of supporters. This is why I have maintained a Patreon account since 2017, so that I can continue to cultivate this community, share my personal experiences, and reach those interested in my work in a more effective way. At times, Patreon has been my only source of stable income, and while these internet platforms are ultimately controlled by those who probably don't have my best interests in mind, Patreon has given me a wonderful way to connect with my community. 

I consider my Patrons to be my biggest fans and I'm so grateful for those that believe in me and my work enough to support me here! Please have a look at the available tiers and their corresponding perks below. You can change or cancel your subscription at any time. If now isn't the right time for you to support my work monetarily, please subscribe to the public updates!

Other ways to support my work:


Depending on your Patreon budget, interest in my work, and the amount of support you're interested in sharing, I have eight tiers offering a wide variety of rewards! Have a look to the right for short descriptions, or keep scrolling for additional information on what to expect by becoming one of my Patrons. Thank you for taking a look and please let me know if you have any further questions!



Join the community for just $2 per month and gain access to monthly downloadable wallpapers, "Friday Inspiration" series where I share what's inspired me during that week, previews of new work before it goes up for sale, and early access to online events and sales, and automatically be entered into giveaways!



The fish in my artwork represent possibility and growth, and this tier is excellent for students and aspiring artists! In addition to the Feather tier rewards, a $5 monthly subscription will bring detailed process posts, time lapse videos and gifs, give you access to the super exclusive Patreon secret store filled with goodies not available elsewhere, and you can join my Patreon exclusive Discord channel!



If you're seeking insight and greater knowledge of my inner world and workings of an artist, consider joining this tier at $10 per month. In addition to the rewards provided for the Feather and Koi tiers, you'll have access to the full archive of Patreon posts, with over 2 years of invaluable content! This tier also includes the Artist Journal, wherein I'll share my struggles, triumphs, and (very) personal thoughts as a working artist. This tier also gets you a 20% discount to both the Patreon secret shop and my regular shop, that can even be used on original pieces! Additionally, the Third Eye tier grants you access to occasional live streams where you can join me painting live!



For those that love collecting treasures, the Luna tier is basically a Kelly McKernan subscription box that arrives every 2 months, filled with 5-7 exclusive goodies, including stickers, buttons, pins, special unreleased prints and postcards, a personal note, and other handmade items and surprises. To see an example of a previous "goody bag," please click here. You'll also get all the perks of the Feather, Koi, and Third Eye tiers! US and International shipping is included.



For an extra $25 per month, your Kelly McKernan subscription box is upgraded to include an exclusive, hand-embellished giclee fine art print, measuring no smaller than 8" x 10," that is only available to Patrons. You'll also get all the perks of the Feather, Koi, and Third Eye tiers! US and International shipping is included.



If you're interested in purchasing an original painting or commissioning a Word Painting, this is the tier for you. Every three billing cycles, you'll have an opportunity to select from a number of original paintings and "cash" in on a piece of equal value or greater (different must be made up), or you can elect to have an 8" x 10" Word Commission created just for you and skip the commission line!  You can choose to let me paint whatever I want and surprise you, or you can get involved with the process and suggest what form the painting will take by choosing whether the piece will be inspired by an interesting word of choice, a color, an idiom, a phrase, or whatever else strikes your fancy! It's important to note that I will take suggestions into account, but if you ask me to paint a bare-breasted woman on the back of a hedgehog riding into battle against an army of sentient sunglasses... it's not gonna happen. What you will get is a painting that fits in with the rest of my portfolio of work! I will send you WIP images, from starting sketches to the finishing touches. Consider this a regularly occurring mostly hands-off commission! You'll also receive the perks of the Feather, Koi, and Third Eye tiers.

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Kelly McKernan has a Special Offer until March 1st
Tiers
The Feather Tier
$2 or more per month

Join the community for just $2 per month and gain access to:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

The Koi Tier
$5 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The Third Eye Tier
$10 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The Luna Tier
$25 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

• A bi-monthly Kelly McKernan subscription box of exclusive goodies

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The White Lily Tier
$50 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

• A bi-monthly Kelly McKernan subscription box of exclusive goodies

• Subscription box upgrade that includes an exclusive hand-embellished giclee print

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!
The Ascension Tier
$250 or more per month

This tier includes:


• Monthly downloadable wallpapers

• "Friday Inspiration" a weekly post about what's inspiring me

• Previews of new work before it's available for purchase

• Early access to sales and special events

• Automatically entered into Patreon-hosted giveaways

• Detailed process posts, tutorials, and time-lapse videos

• Access to my secret Patreon shop

• Private Discord chat channel

• Access to full archive of over 2 years of Patreon posts

• Artist Insights Journal

• Join Patreon-only live stream painting sessions

• 20% discount in secret shop and regular shop

• Every 3 months, you may trade in your credits for an original painting in my shop (additional difference in price excluded) or commission an 8" x 10" Word Painting.

Includes Discord rewards
Patreon Exclusive Pop SocketSpecial Offer • 7 days left
Join the Koi tier or higher by March 1st and receive an exclusive Patreon-only pop socket!