Sarah Burns

is creating Art Tutorials and Reference Photos

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Paintalong Tutorial Videos + Extras

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  • Paintalong Tutorial Videos: Access to my monthly Paintalong tutorial videos so you can rewatch, pause, and practice on your own. These are uploaded exclusively for Patreons.
  • Reference Photo Pack: 5 (at least) images by me for you to draw or paint from, including art you plan on selling.
  • Critiques: Are you stuck on something? Send me what you are working on and I'll give you a quick critique (never mean, always helpful).
  • Chat: Access to my private discord art server where we have daily discussions. 
  • Patreon Feed: Access to my private Patreon feed, and voting privilege in Patreon polls.
  • Newsletter: One to two newsletters per month containing behind-the scenes photos and info about current projects, life updates, insight into being an independent artist and anything else I can think of.
  • Podcasts: Monthly podcasts, either me talking about life as an artist, business, techniques, goals, plans, or interviewing a professional artist.
  • Vote in Polls: Participate in Patreon-exclusive polls for upcoming videos, tutorials, etc. 
Includes Discord benefits

Extra Content & Goodies

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  • One extra tutorial each month, with full explanation
  • Every 3-4 months I’ll send out a goodie bag with artist trading card, prints, or other cool rewards!
  • Request Privilege: You can request a specific subject that you want me to demo in stream or video, within reason. I'll do my best to collect all the requests and demo whatever I can during the streams.
  • Peeks at my sketches & Underpaintings: You’ll get exclusive views of my sketches and underpaintings for whatever I’m working on that week! It also includes what I call "Painting notes."
  • 10% discount: Receive a code for 10% off my shop items.

+ all previous rewards
  • Paintalong Tutorial Videos
  • Reference Photo Pack
  • Critiques
  • Chat
  • Patreon Feed
  • Newsletter
  • Podcasts 
  • Vote in Polls
Includes Discord benefits

Original Artwork + Sticker

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This tier is for the serious collectors!

What you'll get each month:
  • 4x6 Original Art: Monthly art shipped to your door! I will draw or paint something special for you each month and mail it to you. This will vary from graphite, watercolor and gouache, and might be mountains or forests! These are never replicated or available on my shop, so you are receiving a one-of-a-kind piece! 
  • The monthly Patreon sticker as mentioned in the Deep Roots tier

You’ll get all the previous rewards:
  • Peeks at my sketches & Underpaintings
  • 10% discount
  • Paintalong Tutorial Videos
  • Reference Photo Pack
  • Critiques
  • Chat
  • Patreon Feed
  • Newsletter
  • Podcasts 
  • Vote in Polls
Includes Discord benefits




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About Sarah Burns

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Mae govannen!

My name is Sarah and I’m an independent artist currently wandering the wooded hills of Scotland. My passion is painting the beautiful scenery I come across, especially forests. My business name is Sarah Burns Studio.

I usually use graphite, watercolor, gouache, and occasionally oil and acrylic and digital. I guess you could say I love it all! I’m also a photographer, and take lots of reference photos to share with other artists!

Why am I here?
Through my Patreon page I want to share what I learn, as I am self-taught in painting and still figuring everything out. I know how it feels to start with no direction, and how confusing it can all be. I've been painting almost every single day since 2015 and have made it my career, so I am walking proof that it's possible!
I enjoy sharing my inspiration, learning tools, techniques, and experiences with other artists. I want this to be an active community.

What is Patreon?
It’s like a subscription service for art lovers!
If you like my work and want to support me, paint with me, have a look inside my sketchbooks, ask me questions, get reference photos, etc., this is the best way.
Patreons play an active role in making my dream a reality. Each day I wake up with a fire in my heart, excited to create something new.

How does it work?

You pledge a fixed amount each month to receive whatever rewards you want. Even just $2 helps a ton - it all adds up!
(Don't worry, you can edit or cancel your pledge anytime you want)
By pledging a monthly amount, you are not only supporting me, but you also receive lots of cool rewards (depending on which tier you choose)!
Have a look for yourself!
The support I receive from my Patreon family helps me grow as an artist. It means I don’t have to take on as many commissions to pay the bills, which gives me more time to pursue my goals and provide more cool content.

Where does your $$$ go?
Running an art business comes with expenses, but so does sharing the journey. Making entertaining videos, tutorials, and digital content on top of making and selling original artwork and prints requires a good deal of investment. 
Your combined support goes towards helping me keep the lights on, fix or upgrade technology (computer, cameras, storage, mics, etc) for making videos and content online. It also helps me to purchase materials such as paint, paper, palettes, etc. for creating the actual artwork.
Without your support I would be needing a part-or-full-time  job to afford those expenses. Your support allows me to do this full-time which leads to MORE content for you all!

I teach my monthly Paintalong tutorials! (See below)
You are welcome to stop by and watch my process, ask questions, or just hang out!

Live Art Tutorials

These tutorials are catered towards all skill levels but especially beginners. I mostly teach watercolor and we do a variety of landscapes. My Patreons receive the final full-length Paintalong tutorial videos so they can pause, rewind, and practice for however long they want.

You can find more info about Paintalongs (including a supply list) on my website.

Discord Chat:
My Patreons are welcome to join me in our private Discord chat server where we can have daily discussions! Feel free to share your art, photos of your cat, or ask questions. It’s also where I do the critiques for $5+ Patreons. Please read about how to connect your discord account to Patreon. 

Please note that I will occasionally update my rewards based on what I feel will suit my supporters.
I don’t do it often (once a year, maybe) and I always give everyone plenty of notice first!

Live Art Streams
I stream my art live on Twitch at
Thank you for reading, and I hope to talk to you soon!

Art Website
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$1,437.88 of $1,500 per month
If we hit this goal, my brain will explode! This would mean my monthly expenses are covered, which would free me up completely to make more content for you guys!

If we hit this amazing goal (in addition to previous goals):
  • I will create a monthly detailed plein air tutorial, covering all aspects of painting outside, including prep, scouting locations, setup, tools, strategies for battling the elements, color mixing, and more! Basically everything I've learned about plein air. I can do this with any mediums you request. This video will be exclusive to my Patreons (unless you guys want me to share it to the public).
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