Sustainability is an important aspect of my work. I choose to repurpose a variety of wood panels into paintings. I gather materials such as floor samples, shelves, reclaimed wood and more through friends and businesses. I reshape, sand, saw, and gesso multiple layers before I even begin a painting.
Because of the deep connection I feel with our planet, I enjoy the rawness of wood as a canvas. My painting process emphasizes care for the planet and the joy of its gifts. Additionally, I love exploring colors and compositions to convey internalized motivation that accomplishes a vision beyond the imitation of sense perception.
Here are some additional ways my art is sustainable:
- All of my packaging for originals is recycled!
- If you order a print, the packaging is locally sourced, reusable, and recyclable.
- I switched from oils to acrylics which are water based and do not require turpentine.
- Hanger frames are always metal. No plastic.
- All frames are made from sustainably managed wood.
- Matting, glazing, and backing are locally sourced.
- 100% of materials are US sourced.
- My printing company (Picture Frames) is a ZERO LANDFILL company.
- Learn more about Picture Frames and their sustainability promise here.