Sam Guay is creating Mystical Paintings, Tutorials, and more.
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patrons


Introductions


Hello! I’m a New England artist focused on work that explores our inner, emotional worlds. I draw from dreams, the occult, and the magic of New England forests to create a visual language of dark nature, hypnagogic patterns, and moody atmospheres. My intention with my work, whether it be a single painting, a story, or a large project is to invite quiet conversations with those private worlds where we can find ourselves most readily and connect more meaningfully to the world around us.

I recently completed a Kickstarter for my project the Blood Moon Tarot. You can expect to see posts about that here as well as much of the work behind the scenes as I explore new paths and develop new project ideas.



Being a Patron

I probably don’t need to explain how important art is to me, and throughout the ages patrons have been helping artists to create and flourish. My goal for my Patreon is to develop a closer connection with those of your who support my work, I have an unending appreciation for your generosity and desire to see art getting out into the world. In return I want to show you my world behind the art: my process, my inspirations, my thoughts and struggles. Aside from some fun perks like wallpapers, videos, a discord channel for discussion, and other goodies, here’s some of the exclusive content post here:

Behind the Scenes ($5 tier and up)
Behind the Scenes posts are a look into my process, how I work, and my personal thoughts on each piece I finish. I share what I learned while making that painting, as well as things I’d like to work on in future paintings.

The Sketchbook ($10 tier and up)
The Sketchbook is a monthly post showing you what I’ve been exploring, painting, and doodling. This is like taking a look in my art diary, no one gets to see these other than my patrons!


The Chalice ($10 tier and up)
The Chalice is a bit like my journal. These posts will be a lot more personal: I’ll share my inspirations, the meaning behind my motifs, tell you the stories and experiences that inspired my work, and other secrets.

The Collectors Club ($50)
Joining THE COFFER tier will give you access to a private collector’s mailing list. You’ll be the first to see work that I have for sale and the money that you contribute with this tier can be applied towards any original work that is made available in those emails.

Critiques and Mentorships ($75+)
After receiving several requests, I will now be offering a few critique slots each month and will be adding some mentorship tiers in the future. With THE MUSE tier I’ll send you an in-depth email each month focusing on one of your artworks or WIPs of your choice. I’ll ask you guiding questions, do draw-overs, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the piece, and give attention to specific things you’d like to focus on.

Tiers
THE VEIL
$1 or more per month
The oracle bows to the sacred veil and pulls it back to reveal another world...


Lift the veil and glance behind the scenes. You’ll get a look at sketches, studies, and works in progress in addition to early access to new releases. You'll also be able to join my patron only discord chat.

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server
  • Contributor's Credit
  • Sketches and WIPs 
  • Early access to new work


Includes Discord rewards
THE BLADE
$5 or more per month
The magician cleanses his blade with fragrant smoke and raises it to the jeweled sky...


In addition to the THE VEIL you will gain access to an exclusive monthly video available only to my patrons. This video may be a tutorial, a timelapse, a sketchbook tour, insights into my creative process, etc. You’ll also receive a 10% discount to use in my store.


  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server  
  • Contributor's Credit 
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
Includes Discord rewards
THE CHALICE
$10 or more per month
The alchemist lifts the chalice to her lips and drinks deeply of the mystery within...


In addition to THE VEIL and THE BLADE you’ll have access to personal blog posts which will include a monthly sketchbook preview of work and ideas that no one else may ever see. 


The blog will contain posts on color mixing and charts, new discoveries on my process, personal thoughts on making art, how I transform my experiences into art, how I cultivate ideas, where I find inspiration, what I am doing to improve my work, and the honest sharing of creative struggles. 


You will also receive contributor’s credit in my videos, on my website, and in any projects I publish.


  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server 
  • Contributor's Credit  
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
Includes Discord rewards
THE TALISMAN
$20 or more per month
The wizard whispers to the talisman in their gnarled hand and is transported to the hidden lands...


In addition to the previous tiers, you will receive a 4.5" x 6" watercolor or ink sketch each month. 

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server 
  • Contributor's Credit  
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
  • Bi-Monthly Watercolor or Ink Sketch, 4.5 x 6"  
Includes Discord rewards
THE COFFER
$50 or more per month
This tier allows you to save up money to put towards an original painting, essentially it’s a collectors club. I’ll keep track of the money you contribute at this tier and you will get the very first look at new original paintings available for purchase via a private collectors mailing list. When you see an original you like, you can use the money you’ve contributed as a discount on the painting. This is a great option for collectors.

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server  
  • Contributor's Credit 
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
  • Benefits of my Collector's Club


This tier includes the benefits of THE VEIL, THE BLADE, and THE CHALICE. If you would also like THE TALISMAN benefits, please add an additional $20, thank you.

Includes Discord rewards
THE MUSE
$75 or more per month
Once a month you will be given an in-depth, personalized critique and guidance on a piece of your work or WIP via email. I will provide you with my focused attention and give you helpful, honest feedback about your work and help you step closer to your artistic goals. I’ll ask you guiding questions, do draw-overs, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the piece, and give attention to specific things you’d like to focus on.

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server
  • Contributor's Credit   
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
  • Once Monthly Mini-Mentorship


This tier includes the benefits of THE VEIL, THE BLADE, and THE CHALICE. If you would also like THE TALISMAN benefits, please add an additional $20, thank you.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
81 of 100 patrons
I'll send all my current patrons a surprise in the mail! I'll give you more details on what that surprise will be when we approach this goal.
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Introductions


Hello! I’m a New England artist focused on work that explores our inner, emotional worlds. I draw from dreams, the occult, and the magic of New England forests to create a visual language of dark nature, hypnagogic patterns, and moody atmospheres. My intention with my work, whether it be a single painting, a story, or a large project is to invite quiet conversations with those private worlds where we can find ourselves most readily and connect more meaningfully to the world around us.

I recently completed a Kickstarter for my project the Blood Moon Tarot. You can expect to see posts about that here as well as much of the work behind the scenes as I explore new paths and develop new project ideas.



Being a Patron

I probably don’t need to explain how important art is to me, and throughout the ages patrons have been helping artists to create and flourish. My goal for my Patreon is to develop a closer connection with those of your who support my work, I have an unending appreciation for your generosity and desire to see art getting out into the world. In return I want to show you my world behind the art: my process, my inspirations, my thoughts and struggles. Aside from some fun perks like wallpapers, videos, a discord channel for discussion, and other goodies, here’s some of the exclusive content post here:

Behind the Scenes ($5 tier and up)
Behind the Scenes posts are a look into my process, how I work, and my personal thoughts on each piece I finish. I share what I learned while making that painting, as well as things I’d like to work on in future paintings.

The Sketchbook ($10 tier and up)
The Sketchbook is a monthly post showing you what I’ve been exploring, painting, and doodling. This is like taking a look in my art diary, no one gets to see these other than my patrons!


The Chalice ($10 tier and up)
The Chalice is a bit like my journal. These posts will be a lot more personal: I’ll share my inspirations, the meaning behind my motifs, tell you the stories and experiences that inspired my work, and other secrets.

The Collectors Club ($50)
Joining THE COFFER tier will give you access to a private collector’s mailing list. You’ll be the first to see work that I have for sale and the money that you contribute with this tier can be applied towards any original work that is made available in those emails.

Critiques and Mentorships ($75+)
After receiving several requests, I will now be offering a few critique slots each month and will be adding some mentorship tiers in the future. With THE MUSE tier I’ll send you an in-depth email each month focusing on one of your artworks or WIPs of your choice. I’ll ask you guiding questions, do draw-overs, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the piece, and give attention to specific things you’d like to focus on.

Recent posts by Sam Guay

Tiers
THE VEIL
$1 or more per month
The oracle bows to the sacred veil and pulls it back to reveal another world...


Lift the veil and glance behind the scenes. You’ll get a look at sketches, studies, and works in progress in addition to early access to new releases. You'll also be able to join my patron only discord chat.

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server
  • Contributor's Credit
  • Sketches and WIPs 
  • Early access to new work


Includes Discord rewards
THE BLADE
$5 or more per month
The magician cleanses his blade with fragrant smoke and raises it to the jeweled sky...


In addition to the THE VEIL you will gain access to an exclusive monthly video available only to my patrons. This video may be a tutorial, a timelapse, a sketchbook tour, insights into my creative process, etc. You’ll also receive a 10% discount to use in my store.


  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server  
  • Contributor's Credit 
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
Includes Discord rewards
THE CHALICE
$10 or more per month
The alchemist lifts the chalice to her lips and drinks deeply of the mystery within...


In addition to THE VEIL and THE BLADE you’ll have access to personal blog posts which will include a monthly sketchbook preview of work and ideas that no one else may ever see. 


The blog will contain posts on color mixing and charts, new discoveries on my process, personal thoughts on making art, how I transform my experiences into art, how I cultivate ideas, where I find inspiration, what I am doing to improve my work, and the honest sharing of creative struggles. 


You will also receive contributor’s credit in my videos, on my website, and in any projects I publish.


  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server 
  • Contributor's Credit  
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
Includes Discord rewards
THE TALISMAN
$20 or more per month
The wizard whispers to the talisman in their gnarled hand and is transported to the hidden lands...


In addition to the previous tiers, you will receive a 4.5" x 6" watercolor or ink sketch each month. 

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server 
  • Contributor's Credit  
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
  • Bi-Monthly Watercolor or Ink Sketch, 4.5 x 6"  
Includes Discord rewards
THE COFFER
$50 or more per month
This tier allows you to save up money to put towards an original painting, essentially it’s a collectors club. I’ll keep track of the money you contribute at this tier and you will get the very first look at new original paintings available for purchase via a private collectors mailing list. When you see an original you like, you can use the money you’ve contributed as a discount on the painting. This is a great option for collectors.

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server  
  • Contributor's Credit 
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
  • Benefits of my Collector's Club


This tier includes the benefits of THE VEIL, THE BLADE, and THE CHALICE. If you would also like THE TALISMAN benefits, please add an additional $20, thank you.

Includes Discord rewards
THE MUSE
$75 or more per month
Once a month you will be given an in-depth, personalized critique and guidance on a piece of your work or WIP via email. I will provide you with my focused attention and give you helpful, honest feedback about your work and help you step closer to your artistic goals. I’ll ask you guiding questions, do draw-overs, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the piece, and give attention to specific things you’d like to focus on.

 

  • Full access to my patrons-only discord server
  • Contributor's Credit   
  • Sketches and WIPs
  • Early access to new work
  • Monthly Wallpapers
  • Behind the Scenes Posts
  • 10% Store Discount
  • Exclusive Sketchbook Posts
  • Personal Art Journal "The Chalice"
  • Once Monthly Mini-Mentorship


This tier includes the benefits of THE VEIL, THE BLADE, and THE CHALICE. If you would also like THE TALISMAN benefits, please add an additional $20, thank you.

Includes Discord rewards