Art by Beecher

is creating Abstract & Non-Figurative Art

2

patrons

$94

per month
Hi All - Thank you for making it to my Patreon page, I appreciate all the love and support you have given me and my art over the years. 

My Situation: I am Rodney Beecher Roberts. I feel I have been an artist all my life, but wasn't able to devote myself to painting full time until I moved to England in 2002 on an artist visa. There I was able to develop my art business exhibiting in London, Paris and Herefordshire. I built a substantial body of artwork and a following of collectors.
About two years ago circumstances brought me back to the States. I've since resettled in North Carolina to be near my family and grandchildren. And now it's time to get back in the studio and create new artwork.

Unfortunately, it isn't all that easy "starting over" at my age and I'd love your help relaunching my art career. I'm obsessed with creating art — it's the most fun I've ever had doing anything. The older I get, the more ideas I seem to have, and the more urgently I want to paint, but I also still need to make a living and not everyone who loves my artwork is ready for a new painting each month.

The way Patreon works is art lovers can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

What I'll Use the Money For

My initial goal is $5,000/month. That money plus income from sales will be enough to support me, indefinitely. Here are Art by Beecher costs:

  • The internet. Online exposure is crucial in building a new audience here in the States and reconnecting with collectors worldwide. But, when it comes to computers, I am a total technophobe. Not only do I not know what most of the following things are, I need others to do them or make them happen: website, online galleries, email platforms, newsletter, photography and photo editing, video editing, patron feeds, facebook boosts...
Here's where you can find my art online:
  • Art materials. Paint, varnish, canvas, panels, matts, frames, and when building a body of work for an exhibition, storage space. 
  • One employee. As explained above need someone to handle all things techie and a bunch of other little jobs like writing press releases, archiving artwork, and researching galleries, grants and residencies. These things end up adding up to a few hours every day, and without this employee, I end up asking my wife to do it all and she has much less time to do her work.
  • Me. I need to continue to eat things, buy new guitar strings, rent a movie or two from redbox, and occasionally wear something other than paint spattered clothes. 

That's the basics. With those pieces covered, Art by Beecher can support itself. Once Art by Beecher is sustainable I will start working toward the "Stretch Goals" - exhibitions and projects that I want to achieve over the next year or two.

Anyway, for now the goal is to get up and running and I appreciate your support whether that's becoming a patron or sharing my art with your family and friends.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Did you just become a patron of the arts, my art?! Yes, yes you did. THANK YOU - every single patron and dollar makes a difference to me! And... every dollar you contribute earns you Beecher Bucks that you can use toward the purchase of any original Beecher painting purchased directly from me.
In addition, as an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed with peaks into the studio and random thoughts on my creative process. And of course you will receive a personal thank you message, because I really am grateful.
Pledge $5 or more per month
You're now a patron with (additional) benefits! You'll have access to my patron-only feed with peaks into the studio and random thoughts on my creative process, and you'll receive a printable wallpaper featuring my artwork every month.

I have no idea what printable wallpaper is, or how it's done, but apparently it means something to anyone who was born after the advent of home computers and I'm happy to share my art with you in this hi-tech way.

You'll also be pocketing Beecher Bucks to use toward future purchases.
Pledge $12 or more per month
That's less than £10 in the UK most days, or just about what it costs to go on a coffee date at Starbucks, and you'll get something far more long-lasting than a venti latte.

You'll receive all the previous rewards, PLUS... a set of 5 Beecher notecards with envelopes (sent to you on our 6 month anniversary) and your choice of an original 5x5in painting (similar to the image below) on hardibacker paper on our annual anniversary.

And, as always... every dollar you contribute earns you Beecher Bucks that you can use toward the purchase of any original Beecher painting purchased directly from me.
Pledge $20 or more per month
More art is on the way! At this level, you'll get all previous rewards, but your original anniversary painting on hardback paper will be twice the size measuring 10x10in posted to you backed and mounted, ready for framing (similar to the image below).

And at this level, those Beecher Bucks that you can use toward the purchase of any original Beecher painting purchased directly from me are really adding up.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Wow, I get it, you are a serious fan and I am really touched and grateful. You'll receive all the previous rewards, but your original 10x10in painting will be sent to you on our 6 month anniversary.

PLUS... you'll be able to wear my art by choosing a scarf or silk pocket square from my Collection of Vida Designs to celebrate our one year anniversary.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 4 left
For ART & MUSIC lovers. At this level, you get my art, my world and me for a day! Don't worry, that's not as scary as it sounds, read on.

You'll receive everything at the $50 reward level PLUS...
You are cordially invited to my studio and a tour of the local area, famous for it's Southern hospitality and home of the Peidmont Blues genre of music.

I'll collect you from the train or plane and we'll go from there... We can spend time in my studio where you're welcome to ask questions and watch me paint, I'll treat you to the local Bar-B-Que at Dickie-Do's and then you can choose between a tour of local galleries or honky-tonks (airfare and lodging not included).

Not ready to journey to the South? I'll record a video tour just for you toward the end of our first year together.
Pledge $250 or more per month
only 3 left
For the ART LOVERS. When I'm not in the studio myself, I spend a great deal of time getting to know the local galleries and collections.

As a patron at this level, you'll receive everything at the $100 reward level PLUS...
You are cordially invited to spend 2 days and 2 nights in my home immersing yourself in my art and that of other local artists. I'm happy to make suggestions and arrange studio visits with other area artists whenever possible.

I'll collect you from the train or plane and we'll go from there... Your lodging and meals are included, but you'll need to arrange and pay for the travel and dates are subject to availability.

Not ready to journey to the South? We'll connect on Skype for a Q&A session, then I'll record a video of the local art and area attractions you're most interested in. After you review the video we'll schedule another Skype session to discuss and share insights.

Alternatively...

For the ARTISTS. After more than 60 years of painting, I have a few tricks up my sleeve and I'm more than happy to share some of them with you.

You'll receive everything at the $100 reward level PLUS...
You are cordially invited to spend 2 days and 2 nights in my home and studio immersing yourself in art. 

I'll collect you from the train or plane and we'll go from there... Your lodging and meals are included, but you'll need to arrange and pay for the travel. Dates are by mutual agreement and subject to availability.

Not ready to journey to the South? We'll connect on Skype for a Q&A session, then I'll record 3 tutorials of the techniques your most interested in. After you review the videos we'll schedule another Skype session to go over additional questions.
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 2 left
You're a a real game changer, and I'd like to offer you a special place as the sponsor of my next privately curated exhibition. 

Of course gallery owners hold most of the cards when they offer an artist a solo show. That's why I'm planning an independent exhibition in 2017 and you are invited to be a part of it. The city is yet to be confirmed, but will most likely be on the east coast of the US.

Of course you'll receive all the rewards at the $100 patron level, PLUS... you'll have a front row seat to all that goes on behind the scenes in planning an exhibition (choosing the gallery, curating the artwork), and a special thank you and acknowledgment of you or your company as the sponsor of the event both during the event and in all the marketing leading up to the exhibition.
Pledge $2,500 or more per month
only 1 left
This is the ultimate level of sponsorship and support. If you've ever seen Exit Through the Gift Shop, you'll understand what this level of patronage involves.

I'm not suggesting that together we'll have the impact of Banksy or that I'm the next "Mr. Brainwash", but I have long dreamed of taking over an abandoned warehouse with a site specific exhibition of paintings and sculptures.

Over a years time, this level of patronage would transform that vision into reality.

You would receive all the previous rewards PLUS... a hand in planning and participating in the event itself. 
Goals
$94 of $250 per month
Hitting this goal would be incredibly exciting and will keep the paint flowing... as well as provide me with enough tech support to pull back the curtain and invite you into the studio via pictures and posts on the feed.
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Hi All - Thank you for making it to my Patreon page, I appreciate all the love and support you have given me and my art over the years. 

My Situation: I am Rodney Beecher Roberts. I feel I have been an artist all my life, but wasn't able to devote myself to painting full time until I moved to England in 2002 on an artist visa. There I was able to develop my art business exhibiting in London, Paris and Herefordshire. I built a substantial body of artwork and a following of collectors.
About two years ago circumstances brought me back to the States. I've since resettled in North Carolina to be near my family and grandchildren. And now it's time to get back in the studio and create new artwork.

Unfortunately, it isn't all that easy "starting over" at my age and I'd love your help relaunching my art career. I'm obsessed with creating art — it's the most fun I've ever had doing anything. The older I get, the more ideas I seem to have, and the more urgently I want to paint, but I also still need to make a living and not everyone who loves my artwork is ready for a new painting each month.

The way Patreon works is art lovers can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

What I'll Use the Money For

My initial goal is $5,000/month. That money plus income from sales will be enough to support me, indefinitely. Here are Art by Beecher costs:

  • The internet. Online exposure is crucial in building a new audience here in the States and reconnecting with collectors worldwide. But, when it comes to computers, I am a total technophobe. Not only do I not know what most of the following things are, I need others to do them or make them happen: website, online galleries, email platforms, newsletter, photography and photo editing, video editing, patron feeds, facebook boosts...
Here's where you can find my art online:
  • Art materials. Paint, varnish, canvas, panels, matts, frames, and when building a body of work for an exhibition, storage space. 
  • One employee. As explained above need someone to handle all things techie and a bunch of other little jobs like writing press releases, archiving artwork, and researching galleries, grants and residencies. These things end up adding up to a few hours every day, and without this employee, I end up asking my wife to do it all and she has much less time to do her work.
  • Me. I need to continue to eat things, buy new guitar strings, rent a movie or two from redbox, and occasionally wear something other than paint spattered clothes. 

That's the basics. With those pieces covered, Art by Beecher can support itself. Once Art by Beecher is sustainable I will start working toward the "Stretch Goals" - exhibitions and projects that I want to achieve over the next year or two.

Anyway, for now the goal is to get up and running and I appreciate your support whether that's becoming a patron or sharing my art with your family and friends.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Did you just become a patron of the arts, my art?! Yes, yes you did. THANK YOU - every single patron and dollar makes a difference to me! And... every dollar you contribute earns you Beecher Bucks that you can use toward the purchase of any original Beecher painting purchased directly from me.
In addition, as an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed with peaks into the studio and random thoughts on my creative process. And of course you will receive a personal thank you message, because I really am grateful.
Pledge $5 or more per month
You're now a patron with (additional) benefits! You'll have access to my patron-only feed with peaks into the studio and random thoughts on my creative process, and you'll receive a printable wallpaper featuring my artwork every month.

I have no idea what printable wallpaper is, or how it's done, but apparently it means something to anyone who was born after the advent of home computers and I'm happy to share my art with you in this hi-tech way.

You'll also be pocketing Beecher Bucks to use toward future purchases.
Pledge $12 or more per month
That's less than £10 in the UK most days, or just about what it costs to go on a coffee date at Starbucks, and you'll get something far more long-lasting than a venti latte.

You'll receive all the previous rewards, PLUS... a set of 5 Beecher notecards with envelopes (sent to you on our 6 month anniversary) and your choice of an original 5x5in painting (similar to the image below) on hardibacker paper on our annual anniversary.

And, as always... every dollar you contribute earns you Beecher Bucks that you can use toward the purchase of any original Beecher painting purchased directly from me.
Pledge $20 or more per month
More art is on the way! At this level, you'll get all previous rewards, but your original anniversary painting on hardback paper will be twice the size measuring 10x10in posted to you backed and mounted, ready for framing (similar to the image below).

And at this level, those Beecher Bucks that you can use toward the purchase of any original Beecher painting purchased directly from me are really adding up.
Pledge $50 or more per month
Wow, I get it, you are a serious fan and I am really touched and grateful. You'll receive all the previous rewards, but your original 10x10in painting will be sent to you on our 6 month anniversary.

PLUS... you'll be able to wear my art by choosing a scarf or silk pocket square from my Collection of Vida Designs to celebrate our one year anniversary.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 4 left
For ART & MUSIC lovers. At this level, you get my art, my world and me for a day! Don't worry, that's not as scary as it sounds, read on.

You'll receive everything at the $50 reward level PLUS...
You are cordially invited to my studio and a tour of the local area, famous for it's Southern hospitality and home of the Peidmont Blues genre of music.

I'll collect you from the train or plane and we'll go from there... We can spend time in my studio where you're welcome to ask questions and watch me paint, I'll treat you to the local Bar-B-Que at Dickie-Do's and then you can choose between a tour of local galleries or honky-tonks (airfare and lodging not included).

Not ready to journey to the South? I'll record a video tour just for you toward the end of our first year together.
Pledge $250 or more per month
only 3 left
For the ART LOVERS. When I'm not in the studio myself, I spend a great deal of time getting to know the local galleries and collections.

As a patron at this level, you'll receive everything at the $100 reward level PLUS...
You are cordially invited to spend 2 days and 2 nights in my home immersing yourself in my art and that of other local artists. I'm happy to make suggestions and arrange studio visits with other area artists whenever possible.

I'll collect you from the train or plane and we'll go from there... Your lodging and meals are included, but you'll need to arrange and pay for the travel and dates are subject to availability.

Not ready to journey to the South? We'll connect on Skype for a Q&A session, then I'll record a video of the local art and area attractions you're most interested in. After you review the video we'll schedule another Skype session to discuss and share insights.

Alternatively...

For the ARTISTS. After more than 60 years of painting, I have a few tricks up my sleeve and I'm more than happy to share some of them with you.

You'll receive everything at the $100 reward level PLUS...
You are cordially invited to spend 2 days and 2 nights in my home and studio immersing yourself in art. 

I'll collect you from the train or plane and we'll go from there... Your lodging and meals are included, but you'll need to arrange and pay for the travel. Dates are by mutual agreement and subject to availability.

Not ready to journey to the South? We'll connect on Skype for a Q&A session, then I'll record 3 tutorials of the techniques your most interested in. After you review the videos we'll schedule another Skype session to go over additional questions.
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 2 left
You're a a real game changer, and I'd like to offer you a special place as the sponsor of my next privately curated exhibition. 

Of course gallery owners hold most of the cards when they offer an artist a solo show. That's why I'm planning an independent exhibition in 2017 and you are invited to be a part of it. The city is yet to be confirmed, but will most likely be on the east coast of the US.

Of course you'll receive all the rewards at the $100 patron level, PLUS... you'll have a front row seat to all that goes on behind the scenes in planning an exhibition (choosing the gallery, curating the artwork), and a special thank you and acknowledgment of you or your company as the sponsor of the event both during the event and in all the marketing leading up to the exhibition.
Pledge $2,500 or more per month
only 1 left
This is the ultimate level of sponsorship and support. If you've ever seen Exit Through the Gift Shop, you'll understand what this level of patronage involves.

I'm not suggesting that together we'll have the impact of Banksy or that I'm the next "Mr. Brainwash", but I have long dreamed of taking over an abandoned warehouse with a site specific exhibition of paintings and sculptures.

Over a years time, this level of patronage would transform that vision into reality.

You would receive all the previous rewards PLUS... a hand in planning and participating in the event itself.