show opens at the State Capitol in Hartford, CT
Febuary 15 - 28 2017
Hertz Nazaire | énigme
Hertz Nazaire was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti and has been painting and sharing his love for art in Bridgeport, Connecticut for over 20 years. Working mostly with colorful oil pastels on board often depicting subjects influenced by Haitian Culture and History, and Life.
Nazaire was born with Sickle Cell Anemia a painful illness which has motivated him to paint about pain and to strongly question a human’s ability to learn compassion and feel empathy which he explores and hopes to inspire in his art.
His award winning Sickle Cell Awareness series has been published around the world in medical books and magazines promoting education and awareness of the disease. Nazaire has lost part of his eye sight due to the effect of Sickle Cell Disease but has pushed himself over the years to continue to draw and paint with limited vision affecting how he sees the world and how he create a composition. Today he continues to seek new ways to express his art and continues to advocate and speak publicly about the much needed awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Science education in his community.
His new exhibit ‘énigme’ (enigma or puzzle in french) is focused around a new series of work which explores the artist’s love and admiration for the power, the resilience, the beauty, and the mystery of black women. The puzzle elements are a new direction being explored by the artist with some of the work create to hide layers upon layers of hidden messages and secret questions. Do not miss ‘énigme’ opening in Hartford, Connecticut in February 2017.
You can become a Patron of this Artist on
Pledge $2 per month to support the creations of new work and get updates.
Paypal donations can be sent to [email protected]
I have set a goal to reach 500 Patrons that are willing to pledge $1 per month, $12 per year to help support my Art creations here on Patreon. Please share this request with a friend who loves Art. You can change you pledge anytime to any amount.
If we reach 500 patrons, my next goal is to reach 2,000 patrons. To reach my end goal to live and survive as an Artist that is the level of support I would need per month to make a Life for myself doing what I love. So I really need to reach 2,000 people at $1 to make life stable.
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Every few months my Patrons will get access to digital downloads of Wallpapers of high res photos of my newest Art in Progress.
Thank You for being part of my journey as an Artist. My goal is to one day reach 1,910 pieces (Patrons)
1910 was the year Sickle Cell Disease was discovered in Chicago unless you count King Tut who researchers believed died from Sickle Cell Disease.
I will give patron only access to digital photo files and wallpaper of my art in progress to my patrons every few months.
At this pledge level you'll get access to the patron-only feed of PAINtings in progress. If I could get 650 people to invest a dollar per month for my art creation I know I can fight this depression and sickle cell to live everyday painting and sharing my vision.
My art is my Voice, it would no longer be a whisper.
You are my patron and you are helping me tell the story of How ART cured a Disease.
Sickle Cell Advocacy and Awareness is not glamorous or pretty. You are helping me teach this world Empathy.
YOU ARE AWESOME!
Patron of the Arts
At this level your Reward is a Signed Art Greeting Card - created by @Nazaire73 mailed to you.
YOU ARE AWESOME!
You'll get access to the patron-only feed of PAINtings in progress. And printed thank your card. At this level of support I'll able to do MUCH more with my Art for #SickleCellAwareness. I will also pick one winner per year at this level to send a large painting!
I can live my dreams because YOU Cared enough to take part in this journey with me.
You can shape the direction of a life, by allowing an artist the tools to solve all daily life worries, like rent, healtcare, food, and travel. Puzzle Solutions giving the means to survive while I create what I love most. My Art:
At this pledge level your reward is a Painting created by Hertz Nazaire @Nazaire73
I will paint and send out a 48" x 60" painting to this Patron level pledge.
I love all of my Patrons but this level is an investment that helps me get to my goals.
This is pledge level for serious art collectors who wish to support my art while getting to own one of my originals. I need Patrons who believe that my work is useful to society. To feel I have Worth.
I need your help to survive and eat as a painter. This is what I most desire to do with my life.
But I need support to create some dope Art.
Help me Live what I was born to do.
I was born a PAINter. - Hertz Nazaire