Jules Smith

is creating Oil & Pastel Paintings
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  • Access to 'my Patron only' newsfeed here on my Patreon page where you can see my current work in progress, and keep up with some behind the scenes news.
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  • 10% Discount voucher code off all original Paintings, archival giclee limited edition prints, cards, coasters, pillows, and calendars atmy online store.



About Jules Smith

Thank you so much for visiting me on Patreon ! If you don't know me yet, my name is Juliann Smith, many people know me as Jules, and I am a semi-traditional oil and pastel painter living on the island of Puerto Rico. This ingenious platform allows artists the ability to create a membership based art newsfeed with benefits to patrons. Here I will share early access to my new works to patrons who sign up pledging a monthly stipend from $1 and up. Each level or tier of support provides patrons reward benefits including giclee prints, thank you art postcards monthly, coasters, and discounts off anything on my JULESSMITHART.com website and and first options and discounts to collectors on original art. Patron members have special access to my process of creating paintings from composition, value studies, blocking in and more  --- through to the finished piece.  Each tier unlocks content commensurate to your level of support.

You are an integral part of the process. Besides receiving benefits for your support  - I  will enjoy your input each step of the way.  For example: What subjects do you think I should I paint next? I will share reference photos for your suggestions. I love to hear why a reference photo or a painting effects you visually and emotionally. Join today to be part of the fun including a Patreon membership only FB group filled with life and art posts from me and you, and other Patrons.

I paint the sea and surrounds of light and shadow ordinary moments of extraordinary beauty in oil and pastel. I have lived on the island of Puerto Rico (for the past 25 years) in the Caribbean with the 104-year old grandmother of my children, who I care for. She is amazing. This Patreon helps me to connect and function as an artist despite being homebound as a caregiver much of the time. (The children are now grown up young adults).  I grew up on California (moving from Minnesota at age 9, born in Illinois) I have also lived on the islands of Kauai and St. Thomas. I thank you for following, sharing this page (see link upper left) and considering joining as a member even if only a $1 of $2 per month pledge tin support of my art journey. I will tell you more about me as we go along. (Email me if you have any questions or post your questions here below or on the Community tab.) [email protected]


I hope this platform serves as a place where you can not only support my art journey, but where you can be inspired and rewarded too. Some of the rewards include:

  • Thank you ART note cards with your favorite painting on the cover, sent to your home each month.
  • High quality giclee Archival prints delivered to your door at discounts.
  • A discount code to use at check out on my online store when you join as a patron, for all original paintings and prints.
  • Insights into my painting process, including photos and videos about the inspiration, references, process, composition choices and more.
  • Early access to all my work.
  • Exclusive designs and products at discounts including calendars, coasters, pillows, and note cards

You can sign up as a Patron for as little as $1 a month ! You can cancel or pause your monthly support anytime, and can adjust your fee whenever you please. Remember though, some physical rewards are sent out after every 3 months of support, others after every two (2) months of support so take that into consideration when timing your pause or change of support.

Please review the tiers in this page to notice those who sign up in the VIP Patron ($19) tier and above, will receive a 2019 Jules Smith Seaside Art Calendar, at sign-up and more.

One of the benefits of being a patron will be the behind the scenes access to the raw process of the stages of my work. You will be able to see a piece as it develops from rough sketch, to completed oil painting or pastel painting. I'll take you behind the scenes and give you the first look at new work that hasn't been released to the public, as well as the first opportunity to purchase original paintings and drawings.

Thanks for stopping by and considering joining as a Patron today. Please click on Follow upper left and or share if you want. Please email me if you have any questions. [email protected]

Again, I thank you for visiting and considering becoming a patron. Every day there will be new content building as the weeks go by. What would you like to see ? Past finished Paintings and their process photos of value studies etc? Photos of the stages of clearing out a storage room to make a studio? 

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When I achieve certain levels of support because of you, for example; 30 patrons, 40 patrons, or 50 patrons I will be able to meet some of my short and longterm goals which include:
  • working on getting a storage room at the back of house cleared out and outfitted to function as my first real art studio here in Puerto Rico. ( paint, easel, storage)
  • Also, working to get a new collection of art finished, framed and ready for my first art show in Puerto Rico. 
  • Becoming a full-time self supporting artist  
  • Continuing with my $20 per month Easel Insight instruction and critique membership with Gabor and Phil online.
  • With more support, I hope to invest in even better art supplies, including softer pastels (I'm dreaming of getting some Senneliers, Ludwig’s, and Unisons),
  • A set of quality oil paints and brushes, and larger canvases. 
  • I also hope to produce time-lapse videos of the creation process for you.
  • I have always wanted to enroll in Colley Whisson’s mentoring workshop through Tucson Art Academy online. I have never been able to afford it.  Colley is an Australian born Modern Impressionist artist; best known for his control of light. The mentoring course is $695 and the next opening to enroll is March 2019. 
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