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​Interview with Karen Boone : Painting with the Mountains

​Interview with Karen Boone : Painting with the Mountains

Posted by Leah Fanning on May 5th 2020

Thank you so much, Karen, for taking the time to share your experiences with us! Can you start by telling us a little bit about your personal history - where you grew up and how did that place or landscape affect your life as an artist?I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, which has beautiful, green, rolling hills and the Ohio River. It propelled me on a lifelong journey of appreciating nature. After living all over the world as a graphic designer,...
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​Interview with Melissa Dickenson : Using the Earth as a Palette

​Interview with Melissa Dickenson : Using the Earth as a Palette

Posted by Leah Fanning on May 5th 2020

Melissa is one of my favorite contemporary artists today and I am so excited to feature her breathtaking earth-based work here. She is based in San Francisco and during a recent visit to her beautiful studio we got to geek out on our mutual passions for harvesting pigments in nature. Her fascinating process of pouring the liquified crushed pigments across a canvas on the floor creates stunning imagery that I've never seen before.Th...
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Natural Earth Pigments for the Soul

Natural Earth Pigments for the Soul

Posted by Lauren Sauder on Apr 1st 2020

by Lauren SauderNatural earth pigments are deep, full of secret beauty, holding stories waiting to be discovered. They’re slow and methodical. Soft and curious. For 10 years I have worked with landscapes documenting time and space as I experience it through natural environments. Through this work, I developed a heightened awareness and an intense push to explore natural earth pigments. When I first began researching and collecting this material...
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Interview with Earth Artist, David Popa

Interview with Earth Artist, David Popa

Nov 13th 2019

David Popa has invented a breathtaking new art form that follows in the footsteps of Andy Goldworthy. He was born and raised in NYC and currently lives and paints in Espoo, Finland with his wife and daughter.  He creates phenomenal, large scale works of art directly in nature that only exist for a short while. Documenting the work through the use of photography and drone videography has become an integral part of Popa’s proces...
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Interview with Andrea Moni: Earth & Ocean Artist

Interview with Andrea Moni: Earth & Ocean Artist

Posted by Leah Fanning on Oct 1st 2019

Andrea Moni's art struck me with a sense of power and vulnerability the first time I saw it. And I fell in love with it even more after learning the story behind it and the process. In 2015 Andrea was seriously burned in a traumatic accident and her work then shifted towards collaboration and healing. She uses earth pigments, egg yolks and ocean water to create stunning paintings oceanside. She decided to extend her circle of healing to othe...
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