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A new and darker series from artist Heidi Keyes - an exploration in Europe, cemeteries, and of beauty and color in every place.
A new and darker series from artist Heidi Keyes - an exploration in Europe, cemeteries, and of beauty and color in every place.
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I'm a travel artist. As a former international flight attendant, my work has been highly influenced by the amazing places I've had the pleasure of visiting and experiencing thus far in my life, and of the cultures and people that make these places come alive.

I'm doing a Kickstarter project to fund a new series I'm working on-- a mixed-media and acrylic painting series that is focused on different cities throughout Europe, and more specifically, finding the beauty and color in cemeteries and places that are normally considered dark and almost morbid. On this trip, I'm backpacking, bus-ing and traveling by train through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria. This trip will take place from October 9th to November 1st of this year.

The most important thing about this trip is the opportunity I'll have to create a highly conceptualized and harmonious series, as much of my current work is similar stylistically but very different in content.

I was able to cover most of my plane ticket expenses by using miles from when I was a flight attendant, but am fund-raising for train tickets and bus tickets, costs for hostels, and most importantly: ART SUPPLIES for this project, and also for the pieces I'll create for you.

The rewards I'm offering are high-quality and signed giclee prints of paintings I have already created (you'll receive these in a timely manner after the project is funded), sketches created in my sketchpad while on my journey, already completed original pieces from previous series, and a variety of commissioned pieces that allow you to add your own personal element to a piece that I create for you. These pieces are being offered at a reduced price from my normal commissioned works. 

*NOTE: Shipping charges will be added on pieces shipped to outside of the continental U.S. Please contact me before purchasing at heidikeyesart@gmail.com for more information.

Please visit my website at www.heidikeyesart.com and click on "portfolio" or "commissions" to see my current works. You can also connect with me via facebook.com/heidikeyesart

Thanks for your support! You are amazing.

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    My sincerest thanks!

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    A hand-drawn postcard of a random image of my choosing (it's a surprise!).

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    A signed high-quality giclee print (5" x 7" on 8" x 10" paper) of your choice of three pieces: "View from the Rialto Bridge", "Carolyn & Jacques are married", or "Where the train tracks go". Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view print options.

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    An original pen-and-ink or pencil sketch on paper (created especially for you!) while on my Europe trip with my sketch pad-- trains, buildings, cities, streets, people, umbrellas, bicycles. Size varies between 5" x 7" and 8" x 10".

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    A signed high-quality giclee print (12" x 16" on 14" x 18" paper) of your choice of three pieces: "View from the Rialto Bridge", "Carolyn & Jacques are married", or "Where the train tracks go".

    Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view print options.

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    Grab bag painting-- an 8" x 8" mixed-media or acrylic painting on stretched canvas from the trip. I pick the piece, but don't worry-- I promise it will be something good!

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    "A vivid view in Winter Park II" original acrylic and marker painting on stretched canvas. 8" x 8", 2011. Originally $150 + shipping U.S.D. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view piece.

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    "Sofia street scene - Sofia, Bulgaria" original acrylic and marker painting on stretched canvas. 8" x 8", 2011. Originally $125 + shipping U.S.D. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view piece.

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    "Constanta cityscape - Constanta, Romania" original acrylic and marker painting on stretched canvas. 8" x 8", 2011. Originally $150 + shipping U.S.D. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view piece.

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    "Clare at the wharf - Constanta, Romania" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas. 8" x 8", 2010. Originally $125 + shipping U.S.D. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view piece.

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    An 8" x 8" mixed-media or acrylic painting on stretched canvas. This is the same as the "grab bag" painting, but you pick the photograph you want me to work from, out of a select group that represent the series (photographs will be available on my blog after trip).

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    Your choice of any cityscape/photograph from the trip (available photos will be provided on my blog after trip) on either a 12" x 12" or 10" x 14" stretched canvas.

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    "Wide open spaces - Centennial, Wyoming" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas. 20" x 16"; 2011.

    Originally $425 + shipping U.S.D.

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    "Untitled tree" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas. 20" x 16"; 2011. Originally $345 + shipping U.S.D. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view piece.

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    Your choice of any cityscape/landscape photograph of YOURS (must be pre-approved) on either a 12" x 12" or 10" x 14" stretched canvas (normally $300-600).

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    "Funky Buddha live" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, created during a live painting session. 30" x 24", 2011. Originally $825 + shipping U.S.D. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view piece.

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    Your choice of any cityscape/landscape photograph of YOURS (must be pre-approved) on a 20" x 40" or 22" x 30" stretched canvas (normally $700-1300).

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    "Hike beneath Byer's Peak - man & dog" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas. 40" x 30", 2011. Originally $1,175 + shipping U.S.D. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/8tu24ww to view piece.

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- (21 days)