Sarah Burns

is creating Art, Photography & Tutorials

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Welcome to the Family!
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Welcome! Thank you so much for joining my Patreon family. Every little bit helps, so thank you for your support!! 

  • 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. 
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. 


+ all previous rewards

  • Patreon Feed
  • Newsletter
  • Podcasts 
  • Vote in Polls
Includes Discord benefits
Stickers + Extras
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  • Stickers: Receive an exclusive sticker (depending on size, you might receive up to three per month), each one made by me! Designs will vary. I often allow you guys to vote on the theme or design. 
    Stickers will be sent every 2 months.
    What that means:
    If you pledge for one month only, you'll receive one sticker when I do all the sticker shipments.
    If you pledge continuously, you'll receive two stickers in one envelope  when I do all the sticker shipments.
  • 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




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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 a community.
If you consider joining me, just know that all your support helps me continue this journey!

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.

Live Art Streams
I stream my art live on Twitch at, and starting November 2019, I'll be doing live streams on YouTube as well as exclusive Patreon streams!

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 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!

Thank you for reading, and I hope to talk to you soon!

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$675 of $750 per month
HOLY COW! Thank you!!!
Meeting this goal means half of my monthly expenses are covered! Thank you so much for supporting my dream!

If we hit this goal (in addition to previous goals):
  • I will create at least one monthly full-length Patreon-exclusive tutorial based on your requests! It will be up to two hours in length, in whatever mediums you request, answering your questions and doing demos of whatever you want.
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