In 2013 I moved back into my parent's basement to nurse a broken heart and to regain my footing with the world. I threw myself into painting in a way I never had previously. I explored new concepts, compositions and creative ideas without fear and began to grow a business. Today my heartbreak bandaid has become something I hardly recognize, with the help of my amazing collectors around the world my business has expanded far greater than I had ever hoped. I am honored every day that I get to work with my hands to create one of a kind pieces at prices I'm proud of. The response to my minimal landscape has been astonishing, and I truly can't wait to see where this business will go next. During the process of building this Kickstarter Campaign, I had the honor and pleasure to work with a talented local videographer Ben Enke. Working with Ben was the first time I have really talked about my process, why I create and what painting means to me. He captured my story in a way that humbles me. Please check it out here: Artist Video
November of last year, I moved into a charming home on the East Side of St. Paul. I took over the attic space, with the intention to use it exclusively for my business. I quickly realized that working out of an unfinished, unheated and uninhabited (except for spiders and a few squirrels) space was going to be challenging. In order to take my business to the next level and be able to not only work more but to offer more products at more competitive prices it's time to upgrade my space into a better-equipped more functional studio, you know, that potentially has heat.
This upgrade will provide me a better space with a more functional workflow. I will be able to paint more, but to also utilize the space to interface with clients and to package and ship with greater ease. This is really the dream space to work out of, light from every side and an open floor plan. But some finishing is really necessary when it comes to ease of use. It is also going to enable me to finally, seriously finally, make prints of my originals and be able to offer them at lower price points. I am lucky enough to have a thriving Instagram community that has been gently asking (begging) for more options. Inside this Kickstarter is the NEVER BEFORE SEEN prints of my originals as well as prints on canvas.
I honestly never thought I would be in this place, surrounded by people who are wishing for me to succeed. I can’t thank you all enough, from the bottom of my heart. Art saved my life, it brings me joy and reminds me of my worth. I am blessed to share this with you all.
I have released 5 mystery originals to my rewards! You get to see the original sketch and composition but the final prduct will be a mystery until they are in your hands!! (Go on, surprise yourself, you deserve it)
I have also released the frame options you can upgrade to at the end of the campaign!! They will automatically come in pine, but you can upgrade to walnut or cherry if you want!!
$30,000 - I have added an additional image to the print on paper and canvas choices! This image is 601. At the end of the campaign, you will be able to select this as your print option OR add on another print with this image if you want!
$40,000- I have been mulling over the best way to kickback a reward for all the funding I have received thus far. I decided that if we are able to reach $40,000 I wanted to offer a FREE 5x7 PRINT to those who have purchased an 11x14 paper print or higher reward (this means all originals, prints on canvas, and anyone who pledged for an 11x14 or 12x16 print on paper would recieve the free print in this exclusive image!)
You won't be able to purchase the print ever, so make sure that you are in the reward tiers that receive the free print. When we send out surveys at the end of the campaign you will be able to upgrade the print to a larger size! Im so lucky to be able to offer so many exclusive and special goodies for you guys!!!
Backerkit will be handling all of our survey's! That will open up the Add-on store, as well as a Pre-order store for those that may have missed the campaign. The Add-on store will let you add additional items onto your pledge at the end of the campaign! So don't worry about having to select everything you want here, because there will be a second checkout for any additional items you wish to purchase through the Add-on store.
Risks and challenges
This is my first time running a Kickstarter, so I am super excited to see where this goes! (And also a bit nervous!)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter