stace of spades

stace of spades

is creating body positive paintings & watercolor portraits

10

patrons

$31

per month
Hi! I'm Stacey Combs, AKA stace of spades. I'm a freelance fine artist / illustrator based out of Minneapolis, MN.

Welcome to the stace of spades clubhouse!
Simply put, by using Patreon you and I can connect on a new level. You can become a patron of my art, and I'll give you special access and bonuses! You get to choose a monthly subscription level that works best for you. I get more funding and support to do the thing that I love to do-- create.

My artwork covers a variety of topics, subjects, and even styles. I like experimenting with color and design. I absolutely love creating watercolor portraits, both for other people and myself. I especially love making self-portraits as a way of introspecting and processing anxieties. Though I have been known to go on beer-bottle-painting-benders, much of my work is portraiture that pries into peoples' anxieties and insecurities and tries to bring normality and light to darkness. 

I'm very passionate about my Body Positive Project. I was hoping to eventually give it more of a creative name, but this just sort of stuck. I started the series in late 2016, in an attempt to feel more comfortable in my own body. These gouache portraits are of real women, femme-identifying, trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people... works that contribute to the normalization of actual bodies.

To me, this project means normalizing a wider array of body types. So much life-altering negativity stems from us seeing the same few body types portrayed over and over again. It tricks us into thinking we’re not good enough. I know that feelings like that won’t be erased by painting cellulite and tummies. But the more I see the easier it gets. My goal is to normalize real bodies, and to make people feel included and familiar. Bodies are all so different, but they’re all the same, too. I hope that the more nipples, cellulite, and body hair we see, the less weird feelings we'll have around it all (on ourselves and others).

By joining the "stace of spades clubhouse," you will be assisting me in creating more watercolor portraiture. I can carve out more time for my Body Positive project, too. I will be able to expand this series, represent more bodies, and explore possibilities & new opportunities.

You will receive updates on everything I'm working on! There will be a lot of body positive work running through this site, but I'll also keep it fun with miscellaneous, experimental, and pop art. I can't wait to share the journey with you.

Thank you! 
Stacey // stace of spades
Go ahead, have a look at my gallery and learn a bit more about me!

Tiers
Contributer
$1 or more per month

• Access to My Patreon-Only Clubhouse Community, Updates, and Behind-the-Scenes Photos

• Early Access to New Products & Flash Sales 

• One Sticker from the Body Positive Series 

• Hand-Written "Thank You" Note

• Your Name on the List of Patrons on My Website


Supporter
$5 or more per month

• High-Resolution image for desktop wallpaper (monthly)  

• One small painting after 6 months

• Shoutout on my Instagram Story when you join

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers

Sponsor
$15 or more per month

• Blind Contour Drawing  

• Monthly Mini Paintings 

• Access to Monthly Polls

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers

Benefactor
$30 or more per month

• Two 5 x 7" Landscape Paintings (based on photos of your choosing if you'd like; refreshes yearly)

• 20% Monthly Discount in My Web Store

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers

Guardian
$50 or more per month

• One 8 x 10" Watercolor Portrait for Our 6-month Anniversary (or equivalent credited toward a larger piece). This perk refreshes yearly.

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers

Goals
$31 of $75 per month
Once I reach $75 / month I will offer prints to the higher tier levels!
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Hi! I'm Stacey Combs, AKA stace of spades. I'm a freelance fine artist / illustrator based out of Minneapolis, MN.

Welcome to the stace of spades clubhouse!
Simply put, by using Patreon you and I can connect on a new level. You can become a patron of my art, and I'll give you special access and bonuses! You get to choose a monthly subscription level that works best for you. I get more funding and support to do the thing that I love to do-- create.

My artwork covers a variety of topics, subjects, and even styles. I like experimenting with color and design. I absolutely love creating watercolor portraits, both for other people and myself. I especially love making self-portraits as a way of introspecting and processing anxieties. Though I have been known to go on beer-bottle-painting-benders, much of my work is portraiture that pries into peoples' anxieties and insecurities and tries to bring normality and light to darkness. 

I'm very passionate about my Body Positive Project. I was hoping to eventually give it more of a creative name, but this just sort of stuck. I started the series in late 2016, in an attempt to feel more comfortable in my own body. These gouache portraits are of real women, femme-identifying, trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people... works that contribute to the normalization of actual bodies.

To me, this project means normalizing a wider array of body types. So much life-altering negativity stems from us seeing the same few body types portrayed over and over again. It tricks us into thinking we’re not good enough. I know that feelings like that won’t be erased by painting cellulite and tummies. But the more I see the easier it gets. My goal is to normalize real bodies, and to make people feel included and familiar. Bodies are all so different, but they’re all the same, too. I hope that the more nipples, cellulite, and body hair we see, the less weird feelings we'll have around it all (on ourselves and others).

By joining the "stace of spades clubhouse," you will be assisting me in creating more watercolor portraiture. I can carve out more time for my Body Positive project, too. I will be able to expand this series, represent more bodies, and explore possibilities & new opportunities.

You will receive updates on everything I'm working on! There will be a lot of body positive work running through this site, but I'll also keep it fun with miscellaneous, experimental, and pop art. I can't wait to share the journey with you.

Thank you! 
Stacey // stace of spades
Go ahead, have a look at my gallery and learn a bit more about me!

Recent posts by stace of spades

Tiers
Contributer
$1 or more per month

• Access to My Patreon-Only Clubhouse Community, Updates, and Behind-the-Scenes Photos

• Early Access to New Products & Flash Sales 

• One Sticker from the Body Positive Series 

• Hand-Written "Thank You" Note

• Your Name on the List of Patrons on My Website


Supporter
$5 or more per month

• High-Resolution image for desktop wallpaper (monthly)  

• One small painting after 6 months

• Shoutout on my Instagram Story when you join

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers

Sponsor
$15 or more per month

• Blind Contour Drawing  

• Monthly Mini Paintings 

• Access to Monthly Polls

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers

Benefactor
$30 or more per month

• Two 5 x 7" Landscape Paintings (based on photos of your choosing if you'd like; refreshes yearly)

• 20% Monthly Discount in My Web Store

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers

Guardian
$50 or more per month

• One 8 x 10" Watercolor Portrait for Our 6-month Anniversary (or equivalent credited toward a larger piece). This perk refreshes yearly.

• All Benefits from Previous Tiers