a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement to an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like: a patron of the arts.
We’re excited to make a real difference in the lives of independent artists - helping them win more commissions, sell more art, and ultimately support themselves through their passion. Shao Zun Loke, PatronArt Founder
Inspired by a lack of online options when seeking to have a portrait painted of his late grandfather, PatronArt founder Shao Xun Loke began digging into the market. He was shocked to discover that no one had solved online commissions, few are trying, and no one is attacking the problem in a way that benefits independent artists. This is where PatronArt comes in.
Built from the ground up with independent artists at the core, and shaped by conversations with hundreds of artists and leaders from the art community, PatronArt has re-imagined the entire commission process. PatronArt’s unique commission process combines technology and human touch to minimize risk and stress for artist and buyer alike.
Eventually, PatronArt plans to power international commissions and art sales, but it is beginning by connecting artists and buyers within the US.