104% Funded


Target: €800


€835 Raised


25 Funders

The Sacred Lives Of Trees - ART 2016

By Caroline Cunningham


Presenting 20 paintings in acrylic representing The Sacred Lives Of Trees.

Painting Price/Size Guide: €250 - €500 (20x25cm - 50x50cm)

Some limited edition prints & art and poetry cards will also be available.

Venue: Carlow Library from Saturday 19th to Friday 25th November 2016 (during library opening hours).

Opening Night:   November 24th (6.30pm to 8.30pm) - Invitation Only (Visit website to sign up for invite)

I am inspired by nature, finding solace and healing there through deep connection with the energy of mountains, oceans and trees.
Reminiscent of dancers, great warriors and benevolent souls, tree’s are the visible evidence of how the ‘invisible’ forces of Nature (Earth and the Heavens) lend shape and character to our being.

I have been involved in creative studies since 1999 mostly through vocal expression. I sketched a lot as a child and committed to life drawing since 2009 and began exhibiting at the same time. My writing remained hidden under mattresses until more recent years. I am now a finalist awards blogger, author of an unpublished novel and have enjoyed sales of my poems.

This is my biggest collection of paintings and most ambitious project to date. I love colour, imagination and exploration.
My work (writing, painting and singing) has been attracting supportive admirers steadily, particularly in the last two years.
It is on this encouraging wave that I rise to the challenge of pushing myself further into the limelight of discovery. In all my works I encourage authenticity, providing inspiration and support to others in their paths to authenticity and making dreams (no matter how big or small) a reality.

My project so-far has been self - funded. However, to facilitate a few essential extras such as refreshments, stationary and some frames, your support would be much appreciated. The rewards are generous in return for your attendance and support of my event which may also include an impromtu song and poetry recital.

Dreams such as these are lifeless without your support and appreciation. Let's work together to inspire dreams.

Your genonous offering will support Refreshments €150(wine/juice/water/snacks/paperplates and cups),
Stationary & Advertisting €150(invites/promotion/postage), some frames for smaller pieces €420
and the services charges of the fundit payment system. If additional funds are raised I will use this to provide for extra framing of the artwork and entertainment on opening night.

I already have completed 80% of the paintings which I set out to complete.
If the target fund is not reached this will mean foregoing the framing expense.
Without your interest and funding it may take longer to present future collections

Terms & Conditions of Rewards:

Exhibition Vouchers to be used in full during exhibition (no cash refund).
Draw For Art Print can include free delivery - prints are approx 10x12inch on archival paper.
Marketing opportunity is subject to your business being of an ethical and legal nature.
Print of 'Rathvilly After The Rain' can be viewed here
Print Of 'Ganga Dreaming' can be viewed here



Its Almost Exhibition Time for my Sacred Trees

Wishing you well and again I thank you for funding my art exhibition The Sacred Lives Of Trees. I have been v busy not just with plans for exhibition which is almost upon us but also I’ve been writing content for my newly designed website which I am thrilled to announce to you at www.carolinecunningham.com Feel free to browse and give your impressions. My facebook page ‘Authentic Path Inspiration’ is revamped too and you are most welcome there. Be sure to add the exhibition dates to your calendar 19th to 25th November (Carlow Library opening hours), including the reception on 24th November at 6pm where you will be warmly welcomed. Bring your vouchers (sent by email in September) and be sure to redeem them. I will be offering fine-art greetings cards, limited and open edition fine art prints and original paintings (my sacred trees). Refreshments will be provided during the reception so please confirm if you can make it by emailing loveisrealart@gmail.com or via my new website so as to help us to provide for you all. Thank you so much once again for being a part of this magic!

Rewards Day For My Fantastic Funders

And the fundit winners of limited edition art prints are: Ria Vaizie Ganga Dreaming on its way to you Miriam Brenna Rathvilly In The Rain on its way to you Exhibition Vouchers will be sent to all funders today by email along with invite to the opening night November 24th Carlow Library Thanks to all my supporters, funders and sponsors. Trevor Lorkings The Digital Alchemist, Brenda Bergin Digi Gran and The Womens Inspire Network and Teresa McGrath are some of the magic people who went the extra mile to make sure my exhibiton is going to be a fantastic event. Visit www.carolinecunningham

The End - Thank You So Much

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS CAMPAIGN IN EVERY WAY. WE ARE MORE THAN 100% FUNDED!!! • I am currently creating my art notebook for The Sacred Lives Of Trees exhibition. • I have already sourced a fine art printer for my limited edition prints and thanks to your support I will be going to print very soon. • I have ordered the greetings cards that I hope many of you will purchase with your vouchers. • I have a few more paintings to complete and I will also be sourcing frames for a portion of my paintings, again thanks to the funds that you have pledged in support of the exhibition. You will be receiving invites and rewards within the next 10 days. This is the fund-it process. This has been an exciting campaign with some nail-biting near the end. Read about it all here https://carolinecunningham.com/2016/08/29/the-leap-of-faith-my-fund-it-campaign/

Meet The Alchemist Who Sponsored My Art

Ask and you shall receive...somebody important said that once. Well it happened last week and the results are on their way to me as I type. In the course of promoting my campaign The Digital Alchemist (Trevor Lorkings) decided to sponsor the promo stationery for my event. I will post photo next week when they arrive. Fabulous! Read about The Alchemist who sponsored me here https://carolinecunningham.com/2016/08/16/i-always-wanted-to-meet-an-alchemist-real-life/ Promoting the fund-it project has been quite time consuming. I've already ordered my fine art cards for the event and currently working with Fine Art Printers on the prints I have selected for exhibition and my new website. More painting to do (at least 4 more and an Art Notebook...and some other special surprise stuff). Thank you so much for supporting my fund-it campaign. Only 9 days left and 35% reached at this point. Overall, I'm happy that more people now know about my exhibition 'The Sacred Lives Of Trees' ...The Show Will Go On.

Listen back KCLR Live Radio Interveiw

Thanks to John Masterson and Eimear and the team in KCLR for the opportunity to speak live in studio today about my exhibition The Sacred Lives Of Trees and my FundIt Campaign. Im at 43:20 mins on the podcast - you can listen here https://soundcloud.com/kclr96fm/kclr-live-thursday-11th-august-2016-part-two Thank you again for contributing so soon. I have only 18 days remaining to reach the target.If you help me share the campaign I'd be really appreciative. Have fun!

I'm On The Radio!

Firstly thank you to the people who have got the ball rolling by contributing. I wanted to let you know that I'll be on the radio this week. Wednesday 10th August ArtyFacts KFM between 7pm - 8pm and Thursday morning KCLRLive on KCLR96fm 11.40am (Carlow/Kilkenny/Kildare stations). I hope you can tune in. Keep the ball rolling please. https://carolinecunningham.com/2016/08/10/radio-gaa-gaa-artist-on-fundit-exhibition/

funders (25)

There are 21 public funders of this project

There are 4 anonymous funders of this project