Valerie Potrzuski

Valerie Potrzuski

is creating paintings, dioramas & other multi-media projects

4

patrons

$96

per month
Hello and thank you for visiting my Patreon Creator page.
I’m a mature visual artist living with a long-term, rare genetic illness. I have come to a point where I need help to continue my creative pursuits. Regular patrons will help me buy the art supplies I need to continue my art ‘work of soul' as well as other regular necessities in life. 

I’m a painter, and I also make multi-media projects such as dioramas which incorporate sculpture, painting, and collage. My work involves themes of upliftment, self reflection, personal alchemy, transformation & multi-dimensional imagery of Body/Mind/Spirit ~ with a whimsical twist and a bit of Child-Like Wonder. I'm very interested in Jungian Psychology and it's themes and archetypal patterns can be seen in my work, displaying patterns that are, at the same time, both personal and Universal, in the soul's journey through a human experience. I've been making art since I was old enough to hold a crayon. As a kid, my first portraits were of rock stars ~ I would draw from album cover photos & from Rolling Stone or Creem magazine. I was 17 when I sold my first piece of art, a David Bowie portrait, graphite on paper, for $70. 
I love to see people interact with my images. I’ve made some interactive dioramas,  involving affirmations one can choose, like the fortunes in ‘cookies,’ and/or quote bubbles that can be moved around between the miniature characters.
I appreciate the folks who like my art and it gives me great joy when someone is ‘wowed’ by a portrait of them I’ve done, or when they delight in any of my images created. It's a deeply rewarding feeling to know that someone has been moved or uplifted by my art. 

I’m a resident member of Artists’ Housing Inc. cooperative in Baltimore City, MD. Right now, I don’t have an actual website. Feel free to email me if you are interested in buying my work, even if you are not a patron, [email protected]. My Facebook url is: https://www.facebook.com/valerie.potrzuski.

Chronic illness sucks & it's no fun. If you have it or know someone close who does, you know. But I do believe many uncomfortable situations in life can be seen through the eyes of humor. I also know that conditions seen as illness or misfortune in some way can also be grace manifesting to teach 'soul' through human experience, as I have learned not only from my own experience in life but also through the teachings of Ram Dass. Thank you so much for your support. It takes a village. Om Shanti, Amen, Ashe, Blessed Be, Namaste.

With heartfelt thanks,
Valerie
Tiers
ValPal
$1 or more per month
You'll get 20% off of anything I sell, all the time. You'll get 4 of my greeting cards ($1 to $3 a month ValPals will get their greeting cards after being a patron for 3 months. Access to all of my 'in progress' posts & normally I don't let folks see my art until it's done, but you'll get to see how things change as I work on a piece.
ValAngel
$20 or more per month
All posts, 4 Greeting Cards (of different designs, of course), 1 small original per year of patronage, 20% off all my merchandise all the time!
Goals
$96 of $700 per month
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Patreon Creator page.
I’m a mature visual artist living with a long-term, rare genetic illness. I have come to a point where I need help to continue my creative pursuits. Regular patrons will help me buy the art supplies I need to continue my art ‘work of soul' as well as other regular necessities in life. 

I’m a painter, and I also make multi-media projects such as dioramas which incorporate sculpture, painting, and collage. My work involves themes of upliftment, self reflection, personal alchemy, transformation & multi-dimensional imagery of Body/Mind/Spirit ~ with a whimsical twist and a bit of Child-Like Wonder. I'm very interested in Jungian Psychology and it's themes and archetypal patterns can be seen in my work, displaying patterns that are, at the same time, both personal and Universal, in the soul's journey through a human experience. I've been making art since I was old enough to hold a crayon. As a kid, my first portraits were of rock stars ~ I would draw from album cover photos & from Rolling Stone or Creem magazine. I was 17 when I sold my first piece of art, a David Bowie portrait, graphite on paper, for $70. 
I love to see people interact with my images. I’ve made some interactive dioramas,  involving affirmations one can choose, like the fortunes in ‘cookies,’ and/or quote bubbles that can be moved around between the miniature characters.
I appreciate the folks who like my art and it gives me great joy when someone is ‘wowed’ by a portrait of them I’ve done, or when they delight in any of my images created. It's a deeply rewarding feeling to know that someone has been moved or uplifted by my art. 

I’m a resident member of Artists’ Housing Inc. cooperative in Baltimore City, MD. Right now, I don’t have an actual website. Feel free to email me if you are interested in buying my work, even if you are not a patron, [email protected]. My Facebook url is: https://www.facebook.com/valerie.potrzuski.

Chronic illness sucks & it's no fun. If you have it or know someone close who does, you know. But I do believe many uncomfortable situations in life can be seen through the eyes of humor. I also know that conditions seen as illness or misfortune in some way can also be grace manifesting to teach 'soul' through human experience, as I have learned not only from my own experience in life but also through the teachings of Ram Dass. Thank you so much for your support. It takes a village. Om Shanti, Amen, Ashe, Blessed Be, Namaste.

With heartfelt thanks,
Valerie

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Tiers
ValPal
$1 or more per month
You'll get 20% off of anything I sell, all the time. You'll get 4 of my greeting cards ($1 to $3 a month ValPals will get their greeting cards after being a patron for 3 months. Access to all of my 'in progress' posts & normally I don't let folks see my art until it's done, but you'll get to see how things change as I work on a piece.
ValAngel
$20 or more per month
All posts, 4 Greeting Cards (of different designs, of course), 1 small original per year of patronage, 20% off all my merchandise all the time!