Will Nathan is creating Art
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I believe that all life is a form of expression. We have the choice of how to find our place in the world and what we create during our time on earth. I've chosen to make art. Not in the "hobby" or "outsider" manner, but real, true, deep, soul-revealing, "scalable", art.

I've had many vocations – investment banker, coder, startup founder, philanthropist, boutique hotelier, venture capitalist, and vintage store owner to name a few – and while seemingly disparate, they've all converged towards a goal of healing through beauty.

I now look at each of these chapters as an Opus. Many of them are complete, with the final movement penned and performed – audience shuffling out the door. Some are in-progress (and exciting!). This Patreon is for how I frame my expression and label where I'm going next. Artist.

Identifying as an artist feels more challenging and daunting than anything I've undertaken in the past. There's no objective measure of quality, no defined path, no brass ring to jump for, plenty of steam-ship-sized baggage attached, no sign posts to tell you when you're moving in the right direction (and a whole bunch of well-meaning people telling you you're heading the wrong way), and no finish line. In other words, my kind of adventure.

If you've reached this page, we've likely inhabited each others' orbits through one of my various lives. You may be wondering why I'm even bothering to create such a page, as I'm financially solvent and have accounts on freely available social networks. There are 3 reasons:
  1. Social networks aren't showing you posts from the vast majority of people you follow (including mine).  They're doing this to make money by attracting your eye to the content that will lead you to view more ads.
  2. I want your support. This is a major life transition, and I don't feel like going it alone. I also don't care how much you contribute (though I appreciate every penny, and it all goes towards supplies). Knowing that you're invested helps me open up the channels to create meaningful art.
  3. Most importantly, you get to see what I create. It's all going here – weird, wonderful, and wild. Instagram will just be for inspiration and perhaps a handful of finished works, but if you want access to the motherlode and are curious about what will come out of my brain (or how to buy it!), this is your spot – grab a seat.
Even if all my art is crap, it will all be worth it if I ignite a smile, inspire someone to pick up a pen, dust off their insecurities, or live a more creative life. And hey, I'll also be true to myself – isn't that the point?

With love,
Will
Tiers
Cornelius
$1 or more per month

- A virtual hug

- Daily art

- At least 1 piece of art monthly just for patrons

Peggy
$10 or more per month

- Early access to my art

- 20% off any artwork

Mayer
$25 or more per month

- I'll make an artwork just for you

- 30% off my artwork

Cosimo
$100 or more per month

- 50% off any artwork

Goals
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This covers most of my art supplies for the year (luckily I get a lot of my objects from thrift stores!)
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I believe that all life is a form of expression. We have the choice of how to find our place in the world and what we create during our time on earth. I've chosen to make art. Not in the "hobby" or "outsider" manner, but real, true, deep, soul-revealing, "scalable", art.

I've had many vocations – investment banker, coder, startup founder, philanthropist, boutique hotelier, venture capitalist, and vintage store owner to name a few – and while seemingly disparate, they've all converged towards a goal of healing through beauty.

I now look at each of these chapters as an Opus. Many of them are complete, with the final movement penned and performed – audience shuffling out the door. Some are in-progress (and exciting!). This Patreon is for how I frame my expression and label where I'm going next. Artist.

Identifying as an artist feels more challenging and daunting than anything I've undertaken in the past. There's no objective measure of quality, no defined path, no brass ring to jump for, plenty of steam-ship-sized baggage attached, no sign posts to tell you when you're moving in the right direction (and a whole bunch of well-meaning people telling you you're heading the wrong way), and no finish line. In other words, my kind of adventure.

If you've reached this page, we've likely inhabited each others' orbits through one of my various lives. You may be wondering why I'm even bothering to create such a page, as I'm financially solvent and have accounts on freely available social networks. There are 3 reasons:
  1. Social networks aren't showing you posts from the vast majority of people you follow (including mine).  They're doing this to make money by attracting your eye to the content that will lead you to view more ads.
  2. I want your support. This is a major life transition, and I don't feel like going it alone. I also don't care how much you contribute (though I appreciate every penny, and it all goes towards supplies). Knowing that you're invested helps me open up the channels to create meaningful art.
  3. Most importantly, you get to see what I create. It's all going here – weird, wonderful, and wild. Instagram will just be for inspiration and perhaps a handful of finished works, but if you want access to the motherlode and are curious about what will come out of my brain (or how to buy it!), this is your spot – grab a seat.
Even if all my art is crap, it will all be worth it if I ignite a smile, inspire someone to pick up a pen, dust off their insecurities, or live a more creative life. And hey, I'll also be true to myself – isn't that the point?

With love,
Will

Recent posts by Will Nathan

Tiers
Cornelius
$1 or more per month

- A virtual hug

- Daily art

- At least 1 piece of art monthly just for patrons

Peggy
$10 or more per month

- Early access to my art

- 20% off any artwork

Mayer
$25 or more per month

- I'll make an artwork just for you

- 30% off my artwork

Cosimo
$100 or more per month

- 50% off any artwork