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Raising funds for creating prints to produce a larger body of work for gallery representation and long term success!
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'Northern Bald Ibis'  60x48
'Northern Bald Ibis' 60x48

My name is Lydia Hesse and I've been making art in one form or another all of my life.

I've painted different things, but I am extremely partial to this latest endeavor that I have been working on, more than any other. Rather than people and their 'Spirit Animals', I like to think of these portraits as 'Birds and Their Spirit People'. Although I paint the bird at the very end, it feels as though its been hovering throughout the whole painting, just waiting for me to finish so it may perch upon its companions head.

'Red & Yellow Barbet'  48x40
'Red & Yellow Barbet' 48x40

I would love the opportunity to make my unique 'Spirit People' paintings more available. However, the amount of work required to create one, taking into account the large size and many layers of paint in a single painting, makes it unaffordable for many.

'Red Billed Hornbill'   48x36
'Red Billed Hornbill' 48x36

So I'm asking for your support to fund the making of prints to appeal to a wider audience, in order that I may make a larger and more diverse body of work for the competitive Santa Fe market. I believe in my Spirit People concept. What you contribute is INVALUABLE to me! Thank you SO much!

'Gouldian Finches'   60x48
'Gouldian Finches' 60x48

Risks and challenges

I do not foresee any risks or challenges to completing this project and fulfilling all rewards. If there were to be any printing problems I would be in contact with all backers and keep them up to date!

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    A postcard of one of my paintings and a hearty thank you!

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    Set of eight notecards, two each of four images and a delighted thank you!

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    An 8 x 10 limited edition, signed print of any one of the images shown here and an enthusiastic thank you!

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    A 13 x 19 limited edition, signed print of any one of the images shown here and exuberant thank you!

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    A 16 x 20 limited edition, signed, giclee print of any one of the images shown here and an exhilarated thank you!!

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    A 18x24 limited edition, signed, giclee print of any one of the images shown here and a zealous thank you!

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    A 24x30 limited edition, signed, giclee print of any one of the images shown here and a fanatical thank you!

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    A 30 x 40 original painting - you choose the bird and I will find its Spirit Person! And of course, a supreme thank you!

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