Zachary Gladwin

is creating illustrations and more!

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✨ Welcome! ✨

Hi! I'm Zachary, a freelance artist dwelling in the quirky mountain town of Asheville North Carolina.

"The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world."
- Marc Chagall

I believe that this is my purpose. As an artist, it is my job to inspire childlike wonder and awe - to keep the light of magic alive in a world full of darkness.

🗝 How I Got Here

This past year I was thrust into full time freelancing and it has been both terrifying and exhilarating. For years I have stood on the edge between working a traditional style job and doing my art on the side, but after a recently unexpected transition in my life I was pushed off that ledge and found myself swimming in the sea of working solely as an artist. Without a car and without a consistent job, I was left with nothing but myself and my creativity. 

Little did I know it was exactly the push I needed to enter into the life I was created for. I started drawing more than I ever have in my life, and people began responding really positively to my art. I even sold my first ever drawings this past year!

Creativity was my life raft, and art my hope. I have now landed upon the shores of a new venture and I feel quite at home in this new atmosphere. I am now getting used to calling myself an artist and taking more and more steps to live into that identity. 

✉️ Why Patreon?

Right now my main source of income is freelance work as a graphic designer which has become increasingly more sparse. I would love to focus more time this year exploring my illustrations and other creative abilities (like textiles), and how I can grow and make a living as an illustrator and maker. Hence I decided to start a Patreon to help me do just that!

Your support would allow me to focus more on creating new illustrations and building my own sustainable brand as an artist. Currently I am working setting up an online store to sell my art prints and other creations, as well getting my art into local festivals and galleries (Asheville is a good place for that)!

With more time and funding, I would like to achieve some of these goals in the near future:
  • Launch my own Etsy shop
  • Create stickers, pins, and magnets
  • Improve my illustration skills
  • Learn block printing
  • Design custom hand-crafted printed items (tote bags, patches, tea towels, etc.)
  • Update creative tools and supplies (working with old, outdated, inefficient equipment limits my potential).
  • Make more children’s books (my first children’s book released in 2013, and I have a handful more in the works)
  • Develop and create animations (I have a few short animated stories already in the works).

⚙️ How it Works:

If you enjoy my work and would like to support me, you can just choose how much you want to pledge per month (for as little as $1). If things go well, I plan to expand the perks and rewards in each tier as we grow. Currently I am offering rewards such as sketchbook tours and behind-the-scene on what I'm working on, as well as digital downloads and free art prints

You can join anytime, edit your pledge anytime and cancel anytime. You get access to all online content as soon as you pledge.

Thank you so much for being here and considering supporting me on this journey.

I would love to have you join me.

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