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Natural Painting Workshop in Italy!

Natural Painting Workshop in Italy! Palazzo Galleti

NATURAL PAINTING & FRESCO WORKSHOP IN ITALY!

Natural Earth Paint founder and artist, Leah Fanning, will be teaching a Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in a magical little village in Northern Italy in September!

Based in the foothills of the Dolomites, 30 minuntes from Venice, the workshop will be led by Leah and Alma Ortolan, Italian fresco artist in the ancient / natural techniques.

Lodging & studio will be in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti and amazing home-cooked Italian meals will abound!

Find all the workshop details here…. http://www.artinnitaly.com/make-your-natural-paint.html

Spread the word, only 9 OPENINGS for this workshop!

Sunday, September 16th-23rd 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

LOCATION: Palazzo Galletti B&B Boutique Hotel Via Roma, 70 -31029 Vittorio Veneto, TV – Italy

For more info, you can contact Leah Fanning at: www.fanningart.com [email protected] 541-890-6533

Hope to see you there!

Alma Ortolan Leah Mebane with works created with Natural Earth

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Natural Earth Paint News August 2016

Pamela Hoke, Eco Artist

Natural Earth Paint News August 2016 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT: Eco Artist and Survivor Finds Love through Earth Art  

  Eco artist, Pamela Hoke, has been on an artistic journey for many years to express nature as love through her writing and art. She wrote the book “Natural Self Discovery,” and is currently creating a revised edition, which describes her recent move to the Pacific Northwest, her recent challenge with breast cancer, and a shift to Natural Earth Paints as her new medium. Her quest to discover a more earth-friendly and body-friendly art medium came about after she received two emergency grants from The Gottleib Foundation and The Haven Foundation. After surviving the worst part of her breast cancer experience, these grants helped empower her to invest in creating her entire paint inventory with Natural Earth Pigments, as it allowed her to have one paint source through

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Natural Earth Paints - Eco-Friendly Artist

Mica Moon Reflections, by Laura Zepeda

Natural Earth Paints Eco Friendly Artist, Interview with Laura Zepeda; New products from Natural Earth Paints; Watch artist Jenay Elder mix non-toxic oil paints using pure earth pigments, walnut oil and Eco-Solve.

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Earth Art Show with Leah Mebane May 7

Earth Art Show with Leah Mebane, Saturday May 7, 2016, 3–5pm, ashland, oregon

Leah Fanning Mebane’s

Earth Art Show Saturday, May 7th 3-5 pm 4pm Artist Talk and Q&A At Edenvale’s Enoteca on the Plaza (upstairs) 17 N. Main St. Ashland FREE Wine Tasting & Appetizers Stop by and say Hi, Sip, Munch and enjoy the great view of the mountains and downtown. This is my first art show in 6 years and I’m so excited to bring my paintings back into the world! They were all made with natural, hand-made oil paints on organic cotton canvas. Hope to see you there!

www.FanningArt.com

Leah Fanning Mebane Owner of Natural Earth Paints www.NaturalEarthPaint.com 541.890.6533

Contemporary Fine Artist www.FanningArt.com

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News & Developments from Leah Mebane

Leah Mebane painting with natural earth paints she created herslef, with her son Django

Happy Holidays from Leah & Django!

 

I wanted to give a final update on our Earth Paints fundraiser and search for a warehouse. After searching for the past month and not finding a single warehouse space even available in our small town, I was feeling pretty disheartened until I found the perfect space this afternoon! Very synchronistic as a friend’s friend decided to move out of their space and told me first. It’s the perfect size and location and available for us to move in on Jan. 1st (which is perfect timing so we don’t have to scoop thousands of natural dye baggies in our freezing, tiny shed all Winter)!

 

Our fundraiser has a few days left (ends Dec. 10th) and we’ve raised 22% of our goal to pay for the warehouse and hire 2 employees. By the way, this isn’t a kickstarter fundraiser, in which you have

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News from Leah Mebane and Natural Earth Paints

Earth Paint - Leah Fanning Mebane

Earth Paint – Leah Fanning Mebane

Dear friends,

I have some super exciting news about my business, Natural Earth Paints! You probably remember 3 years ago when I started this business in my garage with just 2 natural paint kits. We’ve been slowly and steadily growing and have now filled 2 bedrooms, an outdoor workshop and our kitchen and have now created 15 products. We have lots of exciting things happening next year: our first trade shows, new international distributors wanting to take us on and six new eco-friendly art supplies in development! But we’ve reached a kind-of bottle-neck where we don’t have an inch of space left to grow in my home and also not enough income to rent a warehouse or hire employees or develop new products. It’s so hard to ask for help sometimes but I’m so excited about the upcoming possibilities for Natural Earth

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Natural Earth Paint Introduces Non-Toxic Paint Thinner!!

The Story of Eco-Solve

“When I began this journey of completely non-toxic oil painting 5 years ago, with a little baby in my belly, the only missing link in my artistic process was a completely non-toxic paint thinner. Like most artists, I liked to start a painting with a thin wash of color, then an under-painting, and also lots of drips and splatters (which I always had accomplished using toxic solvents in the past). I searched and searched and found a few natural brush cleaner options but never a high quality paint thinner. So for several years, I resorted to using water soluble oil paints (which aren’t natural and the toxicity is questionable). UNTIL this year! I am personally so excited to offer this product to all artists to make your art process 100% Non-toxic, natural, archival, AND professional quality!” -Leah Mebane, Co-owner & Artist

Recent 40″ x 40″

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The Artist’s Voice, June-July 2013

We are very excited to share the latest issue of our newsletter The Artist’s Voice. It now has a new look by the new editor Ingrid Karazincir. Click here to read The Artist’s Voice This issue includes amazing stories about artists, their work, and how art impacts peoples’ lives. You will be moved by Denise Kester’s story of […]

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eARTh Day News from Leah Mebane!

Earth Day Painted Hands

eARTh day 2013 news from Leah Mebane

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Ashland Gallery Association Featured Exhibits - January 2013

Home, by Leah Mebane

The Ashland Gallery Association Announces January 2013 Featured Exhibits – Read on for details!

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