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The Art Inspector: Saving the Earth by Changing Art

The Art Inspector

Architecture has adopted LEED Performance design into standard practice, and Industrial Design begins with thinking about the end of life of a product and how to leave the least amount of impact on the environment. Both of these industries fought for decades, since the 1970s, against changing habits, systems and academic content. Resistors during the transformation proclaimed they would all go out of business; it was impossible to get all stakeholders on board; and they didn’t want to be creatively strangled. This shared history of transforming creative industry leads us to a problem we are facing within the Art world. Can artists change the way they create work to make a healthier planet? Personally, I believe so…

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Aboriginal Ochre

The Aboriginal Ochre Wars There was a time when all of Australia was a network of trading posts. And good ochre was one of the most prized items to trade. “Wilga Mia” in Western Australia is one of the most sacred ochre mines on the continent. If viagra online canada you want to collect any […]

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Eco Oil Painting Tutorial Video

I’ve recently recorded an 8 minute video of me explaining how to eliminate all toxins from your oil painting practice. There will be tips and techniques and info on how to use only natural materials (nothing synthetic or petroleum based). Enjoy!

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Balancing Family and a Creative Business

I’ve just been interviewed by the great blog “Creative with Kids” with great questions including How do you balance family & business? What inspired you to start this business? How do you balance your creative side with all the linear, fine-detail stuff that comes with running a business? and more….. How do you balance your […]

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Natural Art Projects & Materials

The beautiful art that was created in my latest “Nature Art Class” was pretty amazing. Especially considering they used natural plant stalks as paint brushes and celery and potatoes as printing devices. See their creations below!

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“Non-toxic Painting” Article in Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Click image to read my latest article in Artists & Illustrators Magazine’s May 2012 issue. Non-toxic Painting – An Eco Oil Painting Guide

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Earth Paints & Nature Art Class

We will celebrate Earth Day with an all natural earth art class. I will demonstrate how you can make your own earth paints from natural clay. And then we will paint smooth river rock stones and/or drift wood with earth paints. We’ll make eco stationary with leaf, veggie & flower prints and Native American paint […]

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Review of “Simple Pleasures” Eco Children’s Book

My children’s book, “Simple Pleasures”, just got its first review on Veg Books (which reviews only natural, animal friendly or vegetarian promoting books). The book features 24 original watercolor paintings of children enjoying themselves in nature with no plastic or batteries necessary. The book is now available for sale on my Earth Paints website $9.95 […]

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New Earth Paint Video

Watch the process of making earth oil paint from start (climbing a mountain) to finish (brushing paint on the canvas)!

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Nature Inspired Art Class for 8-13 year olds

Saturday March 17 10AM – 12 PM Go green” in the art studio for St. Patty’s Day and for the Earth and learn how to make earth paints from natural pigments and colored clay. Create your own brushes from plant stalks and use your new artist tools to create unique and natural art projects including […]

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