Tracy Kasiahis creating Oil paintings
A Day Hike
At this level you will receive access to donor-only content including monthly chats, bonus snapshots of my work, previews of works-in-progress, AND monthly DIY Paint-a-long videos instructed by yours truly.
REAL LIVE Mailing list!
I will send you a postcard each month featuring a print of my artwork!
This tier gets fun, small, but functional, prints sent to your door monthly! It also helps me get set up for selling those post card prints next year
Postcard Painting Print- 1 High Quality Print!
At this level you will receive a monthly mystery box! This box will feature artwork carefully selected and packaged by yours truly, and a personalized note of thanks.
also includes benefits of A Day Hike, Setting up Camp, and Something to Write Home About
About Tracy Kasiah
My dream is to be able to wake up, wander into my studio and paint for hours each day!
Better yet, to travel somewhere just to paint it.
I am cultivating the necessary time and intuition to be able to stop (literally pull over lots of times) and paint the beautiful things I see from our spaceship earth each day.
Basically I think my life is too short for me to be doing anything other than painting and sharing my love of paint with you!
Traveling and trying new foods are my next 2 favorite things (Chocolate, painting, travel, food) so an Andrew Zimmerman aspect would be the proverbial icing. For now, I just want to be able to paint for hours all day every week, afford regular food, and hopefully health insurance without being too drained. That's where you come in, amazing matron/patron!
I have been a creative maker since I was a kid, and traveling longer. Painting was something I first formally studied in high school then was lucky enough to pursue at the University of Idaho.
My name is Tracy Kasiah Sword. No, I'm not married, by choice. If you see "Happy Day Paintings", that's me too. Kasiah, a family name on my maternal side, means "Happy Day" and my neuvo impressionism, or whimsical paintings of light, have such a sunny disposition I thought it appropriate.
I hope you like it too!
Who am I?
Artist, oil painter, chocoholic, and adventurer.
Two things I would never want to live without are chocolate and painting. Currently I am midway through a thousand day challenge of painting daily! I started February 1, 2019 when I was just almost 30 years old and should be done a few weeks after my 33rd birthday! Inspired by Nas Daily, I don't post daily, or complete an entire painting daily, but I do try to share some of the fun stuff along the way!
Societal labels I have collected:
Sorority gal - Kappa Delta -ZX *holla*
Graduate- High school & UIdaho BA 2011
Cancer survivor - Cervical 2012, non- hodgkins 2006
Trekker (Annapurna 2013)
World travler (2013)
Riverguide (SR7 2018,’19)
Why am I on Patreon?
Painting takes time. Passion takes time. Life is time!
I know what I want to do with my short life! Now I'm asking for your help to do it.
The gallery show I have been putting together for some time now is called "Attn to: Detail".
The plan is to paint the various places I've been with written story details of each hopefully sharing some of those experiences. Postcard prints will be available of select 'idealic' places from each country.
Eventually, I want to print one of those big coffee table books with 'maps' of the compiled canvases per each place with a legend to pair the pictures with their respective [written=Ah!] stories.
That in itself is a big project, another reason commissions are appreciated.
Eventually these painted 'story maps' will span meaningful experiences from Oregon, Idaho, India, Nepal, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, France, Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, and England. aka Around the world!
Hopefully with your help I will have more time to paint and get this show finished!
What am I going to do with the money?
WHY, Support a living artists, of corse!
*Buy supplies; paint, brushes, canvases, oil, soap, food, etc, as needed.
*Print things; Prints for YOU![patrons]!! For general sale, reproductions and shows.
*Perhaps a venue for the show when I get the maps done and all the printed things in order!
*Rent a studio! Let's be honest, it's not so much the place to paint I need, but the place to keep all the canvases, having running water is a beautiful luxury I enjoy affording and likewise very handy, bathrooms.
With your help I hope to finish filling the 50+ canvases I have with my neuvo-impressionist style of experience sharing landscape paintings that range from 3 x 5 inches to 3 x 5 feet. More as needed Trail adventures and scenic views through 12 countries, the end goal is an art show and hard cover book with paintings and stories side by side for your enjoyment. Prints will be available throughout for sale and as tier rewards. I hope the originals find happy homes too, as any good mother does. More stories at my website.
Thank you so much for reading, and for all of your support!