In 2020, I closed my art studio in downtown Palmer. Now I paint and run my art business from my kitchen table. I’m lucky to be here. But I dream of a future where I get to connect more people with a sense of awe in our everyday surroundings through my vivid acrylic on canvas paintings. So, I’m going mobile and building a mobile art studio and gallery!
I may be a painter, but I am not a builder (trust me!). I’m partnering with a licensed retrofitter company specializing in Airstream trailers to design and construct my dream studio. The sleek visual design of Airstream trailers provides an excellent complement to my bright and bold artwork, which often features natural scenes contrast with man made features. The iconic shape of the Airstream is attractive and fits in as a symbol of adventure at community and art events. The design of the studio will maximize light, flow of visitors, storage, and display. My ideal timeline for completion is mid-2022, but I’ll invest the time it takes to get it right!
The overall project cost, including design, construction, and transportation of the mobile studio to Alaska, is $100,000. I currently have $85,000 in combined seed money, business savings, and a pre-approved loan.
So close! But I still have $15,000 to raise. Every dollar and cent will go to this studio’s construction and transportation, and anything beyond that will be reinvested right back into operations (read: bringing the Airstream fun places and painting; connecting with people).
All donations are welcome and much appreciated! I’d love to have as many people be part of achieving this goal and celebrating as possible. Donors at the following levels will receive special thank you’s and incentives:
$100 = be part of the build! I’ll send updates, provide exclusive behind-the-scenes content of the design and build process, and stories!
$250 = all of the above, and have a custom message + your name included as part of the permanent Airstream design! You’ll get exclusive updates on pickup and taking the Airstream on the road, including the first glimpse of photos of the finished interior + your message/name in real time!
$1,000 = all of the above, and an original 12”x12” painting from the road – I’ll work with you on a custom commission, or you can pick one of the many places I’ll be traveling through to commission a work specific to that place.
$5,000 = all of the above, plus an upgrade on the commission to $18”x24”, and your pick of any existing painting that is for sale.
$10,000 = all of the above, plus a party at your place anywhere in the Lower 48 or Alaska. Newly minted Airstream Art studio, food and beverage, good tunes and dancing! Be among the first to see and celebrate the studio and invite your friends to join.