Rachel Parker is creating Watercolor Paintings
18

patrons


I tell people that I began my art career as a used car salesman. While in grad school for social work, I was trying to find a way to make extra money without getting a 'real' job (yuck, who wants one of those???). So I started calling people in the newspaper selling cars or jewelry and offered to list their items on eBay for a fee. I sold a few cars and Rolexes, but it was a lot of work for very little money and even less fun.

I've always loved to draw and paint, but never took myself seriously as an artist. Hmmmm, what could I sell on eBay that would be FUN? One night, I decided to put a little painting on eBay for $1 and see what happened. It got bid up to something like $30 and I was hooked; I didn't sleep at all that night, I was so excited. That was over ten years ago, and I still love sharing my online art studio with the world.

Through my art, I've met people all over the globe, from Switzerland to China to my own home town. Because of my art I've visited new friends in Costa Rica and Switzerland, and met tons of people online. I've sold my work to people in Australia, Japan, France and many other places I only dream of visiting.

I hope my art brings you as much joy as it gives me in creating it.

In just two short years, my son will go to Kindergarten and I will face the reality of having to make a choice: go back into the workforce or continue to create art full time. In order to continue with my passion of painting full time, it has to make financial sense. So, I've created this Patreon account in the hopes that, with your support, I'll be able to do what I love full time, instead of just smooshing painting into the crevices of my busy life.  If you've already joined my Patreon, thank you SO MUCH for helping make my dreams get that much closer to reality.  
Tiers
Rapidly dividing kitty cells
$2 or more per month

- Exclusive art behind the scenes videos and first looks at new paintings

- First Access to free giveaways

-Art critique of one painting/month

Kittens
$4 or more per month

- 5% off print orders.  

- Exclusive art how-to videos and first looks at new paintings

- At the end of each year of membership, free grab bag gift guaranteed $50 value - requests welcome!  OR, $50 towards a commission of your picture.  Shipping outside of the US will cost more and is an additional charge.

- First Access to free giveaways

-Art critique of one painting/month

Cats
$10 or more per month

 

- Everything in the Kitten Tier

- 10% off originals

- After a year of membership - free 5x7 hand painted giclee OR $140 towards a commissioned painting of your picture. 


Wildcats
$20 or more per month

 

- Everything in previous tiers

- After a year of membership - free 11x14 hand painted giclee OR $260 towards a commissioned painting of your picture.   



Goals
18 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons, I'll host a photo contest for my patreon subscribers and paint the favorite picture!
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I tell people that I began my art career as a used car salesman. While in grad school for social work, I was trying to find a way to make extra money without getting a 'real' job (yuck, who wants one of those???). So I started calling people in the newspaper selling cars or jewelry and offered to list their items on eBay for a fee. I sold a few cars and Rolexes, but it was a lot of work for very little money and even less fun.

I've always loved to draw and paint, but never took myself seriously as an artist. Hmmmm, what could I sell on eBay that would be FUN? One night, I decided to put a little painting on eBay for $1 and see what happened. It got bid up to something like $30 and I was hooked; I didn't sleep at all that night, I was so excited. That was over ten years ago, and I still love sharing my online art studio with the world.

Through my art, I've met people all over the globe, from Switzerland to China to my own home town. Because of my art I've visited new friends in Costa Rica and Switzerland, and met tons of people online. I've sold my work to people in Australia, Japan, France and many other places I only dream of visiting.

I hope my art brings you as much joy as it gives me in creating it.

In just two short years, my son will go to Kindergarten and I will face the reality of having to make a choice: go back into the workforce or continue to create art full time. In order to continue with my passion of painting full time, it has to make financial sense. So, I've created this Patreon account in the hopes that, with your support, I'll be able to do what I love full time, instead of just smooshing painting into the crevices of my busy life.  If you've already joined my Patreon, thank you SO MUCH for helping make my dreams get that much closer to reality.  

Recent posts by Rachel Parker

Tiers
Rapidly dividing kitty cells
$2 or more per month

- Exclusive art behind the scenes videos and first looks at new paintings

- First Access to free giveaways

-Art critique of one painting/month

Kittens
$4 or more per month

- 5% off print orders.  

- Exclusive art how-to videos and first looks at new paintings

- At the end of each year of membership, free grab bag gift guaranteed $50 value - requests welcome!  OR, $50 towards a commission of your picture.  Shipping outside of the US will cost more and is an additional charge.

- First Access to free giveaways

-Art critique of one painting/month

Cats
$10 or more per month

 

- Everything in the Kitten Tier

- 10% off originals

- After a year of membership - free 5x7 hand painted giclee OR $140 towards a commissioned painting of your picture. 


Wildcats
$20 or more per month

 

- Everything in previous tiers

- After a year of membership - free 11x14 hand painted giclee OR $260 towards a commissioned painting of your picture.