$65.00 pledged of $5,000 goal
By Kim Reid
$65.00 pledged of $5,000 goal


My art business and studio: KimARTandDesign.com shows samples of my work featuring the northern California coastal redwood forest that inspired my painting and drawings. All my art has an "About This Painting" on the back to share the story of these trees and forest flora and fauna.

Funds would support advertising and materials to continue painting and promoting this environmental cause. Most of these iconic ancient sequoia semperviren redwoods have never been captured in paintings: I am referring to Luna, Big Red and the Corkscrew tree, these are completed now and more portraits are in work. These ancient trees are the few lucky survivors, when you consider only less than 3% of the old growth trees have survived the veracious logging of the northern California redwood forests.

 I’m also looking for additional gallery owners offering wall space opportunities for my paintings. I am selling limited edition giclee prints and select originals. My consignment terms are negotiable, and custom orders are welcomed. Current topics include giant tree forests and seascape grandeur of the Pacific Northwest; see gallery list at: http://kimartanddesign.com/Gallery-Events.htm. My website 'About' section provides my list of art and graphic design experience.

Notoriety: Kim Reid will be honored at the naming ceremony in the redwoods Ancestor Grove, among other SanctuaryForest.org donors. Kim’s work has been about creating art of iconic ancient trees and giving support to this non-profit organization.

Risks and challenges

The greatest challenge seems to come from people having far less disposable income to spend on art. All the galleries I'm involved with admit this - sales have been slow this summer, normally the busy season. To counter this I need to consider alternative avenues, such as making a calendar of my paintings to promote the environmental cause, or an environmental forest awareness book, if funding could allow. My first choice is to continue selling my paintings as limited edition gallery prints and originals. I need to expand to larger cities which would entail further shipping and gallery costs.

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    Environmental Art – Redwood Forests

    12x18 Limited edition print from redwood forest gallery at: KimARTandDesign.com

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