Kelly Barone

is creating Art. Watercolor, Pen & Ink and Botanical Alchemy.

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Ink spots
$1
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Wow! You are a patron of the arts!
Thank you so much for your support, every little bit helps in the creation process. 
At this level you will receive: 
Lots of love for supporting me ♡ and my gratitude for your help in reaching my goals. 
Access to my Patreon feed and early access to all my works
sketches and access to experiments I don't upload anywhere else, including works in progress.

A 1 time use coupon code for use on my etsy or website.

Advance opportunity to sign up for classes that are not included at this tier.
All supporters will get early access to exclusive artwork and first refusal on original work for sale.

Pencil marks
$5
per month

Your support helps keep me creating.
Thank you for helping me to make my dreams come true. 
At this level you will receive:
Lots of love for supporting me ♡ and my gratitude for your help in reaching my goals.
Access to my Patreon feed and early access to all my works

sketches and access to experiments I don't upload anywhere else, including works in progress.
10% off in my Etsy shop and on my website.
Printable calendar download

Advance opportunity to purchase classes not included at this tier.
All supporters will get early access to exclusive artwork and first refusal on original work for sale. 

Color splashes
$15
per month

Your generous support helps me to move forward with new ideas and experiment with additional mediums and further my goals.
At this level you will receive:
On your 1st payment at this level, I will send you a signed print of my work.
Lots of love for supporting me ♡ and my gratitude for your help in reaching my goals.
Access to my Patreon feed and early access to all my works, sketches and access to experiments I don't upload anywhere else, including works in progress and demos.
Printable calendar download
10% off in my Etsy shop and on my website. Advance opportunity to purchase classes not included at this tier.
All supporters will get early access to exclusive artwork and first refusal on original work for sale.

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About

Just like life, art isn’t always easily categorized or controlled, and I find the creative moments unexpectedly sneak up on you. Sometimes you find your muse in an unexpected place and run with it.  I try to embrace the whimsy. 
I love discovering similar patterns between objects and their relationship to each other. I am fascinated by patterns, as seen in my Zentangle® work, but which carries over into my other pieces. Patterns are everywhere, I'm especially drawn to shapes and creations in nature, which led me to my adventures in botanical alchemy, my fascination with the play of water and paint in watercolor and how they all work together. 
Experimenting with the surfaces of paper to create original and unique designs is my passion. My work involves design, composition,  interpretation, inspiration and the ability to ‘paint’ with  ink, acrylic, graphite, organic material or actual paint... especially watercolors depending on my mood.
Organic forms in nature inspire my paper creations as well as my drawing and painting.
I love houses and pretty landmarks.
I consider myself a process artist: researching, gathering, experimenting and play make up the core of my art practice. This behind the scenes work frees me to perform my creating intuitively and with spontaneity and I'd love to share it with you!
It is important for me to constantly ‘play’ and experiment with texture, color, patterns, and found items to achieve the desired effect. It is the tactile aspect and the wild chaos mixed with specific chemistry that draws me to learn more of this process of botanical alchemy and incorporate it into my work.
Those of you in my feed will get to see not only my successes but also when I take things in new and exciting directions. I plan to offer subscriber only lesson plans, classes as well as prints and gifts. 
I look forward to interacting with people here, seeing the wonderful creations by other makers as well. I find being surrounded by people who create or love creativity gives me energy.  I'm looking forward to Patreon. :)

To view more of my work, visit my website www.whimsybykelly.com
I love to share my latest studio adventures snapshots of inspirations for new work, so connect with me on social media too!
 Artwork & play is my motto, join me; @whimsybykelly on Instagram and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WhimsyByKelly

Please note that in the last year there have been significant changes in my life as my son recovers from a spinal cord injury and I am moving the bulk of my studio and work to online. 


Goals
14% complete
I'd like to be able to complete my "Hometown Buffalo" watercolor series this summer.
A series of 12 original watercolors that will be made into limited edition prints
I'd be able to purchase some better lighting for photographing my art as well as upgrade some of my older watercolors. 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 3 exclusive posts
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