Tom Bagshaw is creating art of the underworld
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My name is Tom Bagshaw and I’m an artist living and working in the Georgian city of Bath in South West England, UK. Before becoming a full time independent artist in 2010 I worked as a freelance illustrator under the moniker of ‘Mostlywanted’, producing work for clients such as Sony, Saatchi & Saatchi, GQ, Future Publishing and The Daily Telegraph. Now I create my own art and have been fortunate enough to have it shown by some incredible galleries including- Corey Helford Gallery (L.A), Roq La Rue (Seattle), Spoke Art Gallery (SF and NYC), Copro Gallery (CA), Arch Enemy Arts (PA), Last Rites and Haven Gallery (NYC), Strychnin Gallery (Berlin), Vanilla Gallery (Japan), The Unit London and Atomica in the U.K. Over the years I have managed to build up a wonderful following of supporters and collectors and am launching this page to give a special look into my journey through what will hopefully be a long term project!
If you are new to Patreon and want to know more there is a great help center that can answer a lot of your questions, check out their FAQ page here. In essence you are supporting me while I create new work and in return for your ‘patronage’ you get to join me exploring my Dark Kingdom project, exclusive access to works in progress, early looks at full finished work and even a chance to vote on what to paint next! Depending on your pledge there are also physical rewards to be had with bonus rewards based on the duration of your backing. Patreon has made being a Patron of the Arts incredibly simple!
Over a year ago now I started on a new body of works inspired by the writings contained within a mythological 16th Century book which deals with the authors conversations with what would be commonly termed a ‘demon’, frequently referred to as Astaroth, one of the fallen. I have been drawing on these conversations to create a new vision of the underworld, its inhabitants, landscapes and a look at its history. Through Patreon, I will be able to share more than just the final images at their aesthetic level! So far I have only created a few pieces inspired by this archive but with the launch of this page I will be focusing more of my time on exploring this ‘Dark Kingdom’.
Heres some general information about my specific Patreon page, if you have questions about Patreon itself, please visit the Patreon Help Center here.

Q: How much will this cost me?
A: This depends on what reward tier you opt for, $2 per month is the lowest tier.

Q: How do the Discounts at the Mostlywanted shop work?
A: The 10% and 20% discounts available for those in the $15+ tiers are applicable to anything ordered from my online store. The shop carries all my available work, not just Dark Kingdom pieces and the discount applied to anything added to the cart. Shortly after joining the tier you will be supplied with a discount code which you can use as many times as you like as long as your patronage is in effect. You will need to use the same email used for Patreon when placing your order at Mostlywanted but you can get in touch if you specifically need to use an alternative address.

Q: How do the rewards work, instant and bonus awards?
A: As soon as you pledge your support you qualify for an instant reward, each tier includes the lower tier rewards but as an added incentive to stick around there are also bonus awards. These kick in at the 6 and 12 month marks and you will need to have been a patron for that time to qualify. As the page grows I will be able to add additional rewards and there will also be the occasional surprise sent to a lucky patron! As these are primarily physical rewards, please ensure you keep your Patreon contact details up to date!

Q: What are the reward prints?
A: The prints on offer through the tiers are ‘studies’ of the three main categories of inhabitants of the Dark Kingdom, Shades, Demon and Fallen. Three studies will be painted each month and posted around each month’s end, just let me know which one you would like! These are exclusive to Patreon and wont be released elsewhere, eventually building into a great collection of characters. If you’re in the Devotee tier, you automatically receive a set of all three and if you’re in the Luminary tier you get to chose one study that will be painted at a larger 8x10” and a little more refined! All are signed, giclee prints on heavy cotton rag stock and include a margin so they can be framed up with a mount. (5x7” prints can be set in a standard 8x10” frame and the 8x10” prints in an 11x14” frame) Shipping is included in all tiers.

Q: Will you be posting less frequently on social media platforms?

A: Not at all, I will keep posting as before, Patreon is the place where I will be posting more exclusive content, works in progress and be able to interact with followers about this specific project as it evolves.

Whatever you are able to pledge, whether you’re interested in the project, my process or just want to support me in what I do- you have my deepest thanks!
Tiers
Initiate
$2 or more per month
Instant reward

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.


6 month mark rewards

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom.

• Exclusive 5x7” print gift.


One year mark reward

• Supporters pin and personalised thank you note

Familiar
$25 or more per month
Instant reward

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• 5x7” Exclusive signed print. Monthly choice of Shade, Demon or Fallen.

• 10% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.

Devotee
$45 or more per month
Instant reward

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• Exclusive packaged set of all 3 5x7” prints (Shade, Demon and Fallen studies)

• 20% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.

Ascendent
$50 or more per month
Instant reward

• Your choice of either Shade, Demon or Fallen study, repainted as a larger signed 8x10” print.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• 20% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.

Luminary
$65 or more per month
Instant reward

• Your choice of either Shade, Demon or Fallen study, as an 8x10” print together with the other 2 studies as 5x7” prints in an exclusive package.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• 20% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.

My name is Tom Bagshaw and I’m an artist living and working in the Georgian city of Bath in South West England, UK. Before becoming a full time independent artist in 2010 I worked as a freelance illustrator under the moniker of ‘Mostlywanted’, producing work for clients such as Sony, Saatchi & Saatchi, GQ, Future Publishing and The Daily Telegraph. Now I create my own art and have been fortunate enough to have it shown by some incredible galleries including- Corey Helford Gallery (L.A), Roq La Rue (Seattle), Spoke Art Gallery (SF and NYC), Copro Gallery (CA), Arch Enemy Arts (PA), Last Rites and Haven Gallery (NYC), Strychnin Gallery (Berlin), Vanilla Gallery (Japan), The Unit London and Atomica in the U.K. Over the years I have managed to build up a wonderful following of supporters and collectors and am launching this page to give a special look into my journey through what will hopefully be a long term project!
If you are new to Patreon and want to know more there is a great help center that can answer a lot of your questions, check out their FAQ page here. In essence you are supporting me while I create new work and in return for your ‘patronage’ you get to join me exploring my Dark Kingdom project, exclusive access to works in progress, early looks at full finished work and even a chance to vote on what to paint next! Depending on your pledge there are also physical rewards to be had with bonus rewards based on the duration of your backing. Patreon has made being a Patron of the Arts incredibly simple!
Over a year ago now I started on a new body of works inspired by the writings contained within a mythological 16th Century book which deals with the authors conversations with what would be commonly termed a ‘demon’, frequently referred to as Astaroth, one of the fallen. I have been drawing on these conversations to create a new vision of the underworld, its inhabitants, landscapes and a look at its history. Through Patreon, I will be able to share more than just the final images at their aesthetic level! So far I have only created a few pieces inspired by this archive but with the launch of this page I will be focusing more of my time on exploring this ‘Dark Kingdom’.
Heres some general information about my specific Patreon page, if you have questions about Patreon itself, please visit the Patreon Help Center here.

Q: How much will this cost me?
A: This depends on what reward tier you opt for, $2 per month is the lowest tier.

Q: How do the Discounts at the Mostlywanted shop work?
A: The 10% and 20% discounts available for those in the $15+ tiers are applicable to anything ordered from my online store. The shop carries all my available work, not just Dark Kingdom pieces and the discount applied to anything added to the cart. Shortly after joining the tier you will be supplied with a discount code which you can use as many times as you like as long as your patronage is in effect. You will need to use the same email used for Patreon when placing your order at Mostlywanted but you can get in touch if you specifically need to use an alternative address.

Q: How do the rewards work, instant and bonus awards?
A: As soon as you pledge your support you qualify for an instant reward, each tier includes the lower tier rewards but as an added incentive to stick around there are also bonus awards. These kick in at the 6 and 12 month marks and you will need to have been a patron for that time to qualify. As the page grows I will be able to add additional rewards and there will also be the occasional surprise sent to a lucky patron! As these are primarily physical rewards, please ensure you keep your Patreon contact details up to date!

Q: What are the reward prints?
A: The prints on offer through the tiers are ‘studies’ of the three main categories of inhabitants of the Dark Kingdom, Shades, Demon and Fallen. Three studies will be painted each month and posted around each month’s end, just let me know which one you would like! These are exclusive to Patreon and wont be released elsewhere, eventually building into a great collection of characters. If you’re in the Devotee tier, you automatically receive a set of all three and if you’re in the Luminary tier you get to chose one study that will be painted at a larger 8x10” and a little more refined! All are signed, giclee prints on heavy cotton rag stock and include a margin so they can be framed up with a mount. (5x7” prints can be set in a standard 8x10” frame and the 8x10” prints in an 11x14” frame) Shipping is included in all tiers.

Q: Will you be posting less frequently on social media platforms?

A: Not at all, I will keep posting as before, Patreon is the place where I will be posting more exclusive content, works in progress and be able to interact with followers about this specific project as it evolves.

Whatever you are able to pledge, whether you’re interested in the project, my process or just want to support me in what I do- you have my deepest thanks!

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Tiers
Initiate
$2 or more per month
Instant reward

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.


6 month mark rewards

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom.

• Exclusive 5x7” print gift.


One year mark reward

• Supporters pin and personalised thank you note

Familiar
$25 or more per month
Instant reward

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• 5x7” Exclusive signed print. Monthly choice of Shade, Demon or Fallen.

• 10% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.

Devotee
$45 or more per month
Instant reward

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• Exclusive packaged set of all 3 5x7” prints (Shade, Demon and Fallen studies)

• 20% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.

Ascendent
$50 or more per month
Instant reward

• Your choice of either Shade, Demon or Fallen study, repainted as a larger signed 8x10” print.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• 20% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.

Luminary
$65 or more per month
Instant reward

• Your choice of either Shade, Demon or Fallen study, as an 8x10” print together with the other 2 studies as 5x7” prints in an exclusive package.


Plus...

• Access to my Patreon activity feed for exclusive access to Dark Kingdom works in progress.

• First look at finished Dark Kingdom work and early access to sales.

• Patron-only polls, a chance to let me know what you want to see created.

• A signed card featuring original art from the Dark Kingdom

• 20% Discount off everything at the Mostlywanted store

• 6 and 12 month bonus rewards.