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All About Natural Printmaking with Vanessa Jo Bahr

All About Natural Printmaking with Vanessa Jo Bahr

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Feb 20th 2024

Meet Vanessa, a printmaker, artist, and educator in Ashland, OR! Her work aims to encourage viewers to think about their relationship with the environment around them and their past actions with nature. Vanessa is passionate about using her art as a form of activism and that includes incorporating natural materials like Earth & Mineral Pigments and Natural Acrylik Paints into recipes for printmaking!Where did you gro...
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Mayuko Fujino: Capturing Nature with Stencil Art & Natural Pigments

Mayuko Fujino: Capturing Nature with Stencil Art & Natural Pigments

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Jan 16th 2024

Meet Mayuko Fujino, a self-taught paper cutout and stencil artist originally from Japan, now residing in Hudson Valley, NY. Her art, inspired by local nature and birds, combines a Japanese folk art aesthetic with natural materials like our Earth & Mineral Pigments and Gum Arabic Powder. Thank you, Mayuko, for participating in this interview!Where did you grow up and did that environment affect your early introduction to art?I spent my c...
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Melissa Jenkins: Our Natural World in Miniature

Melissa Jenkins: Our Natural World in Miniature

Posted by Hayley Hartwig on Nov 6th 2023

Melissa is a Canadian artist who resides in a rural farmhouse surrounded by landscapes that inspire her art. There she forages for flora to make her own botanical inks and works with acrylics. She uses our Natural Varnish to finish her paintings and hopes to incorporate Natural Acrylik Paints into her work soon. Thank you, Melissa, for taking the time to speak to us about your art! Where did you grow up and how did t...
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Upcycling for the Environment with Leslie Espino

Upcycling for the Environment with Leslie Espino

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Leslie Espino on Jun 11th 2022

Thank you so much, Leslie, for chatting with us about your sustainable creative practice and awesome upcycled artwork!First, could you tell us about your professional background and how it informs your art? A little birdie told us you’re a scientist at NASA! Thanks for the opportunity! I am an environmental scientist working at NASA. I spent years in labs developing environmental science tests and monitoring water and air quality for contaminatio...
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Making Natural Encaustic Paint with Earth Pigments

Making Natural Encaustic Paint with Earth Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Elise Wagner on Aug 19th 2020

Watch artist Elisa Wagner mix encaustic paints with natural pigments to create stunning effects!Interested in learning more about Natural Earth Paint artists? Visit our Eco Artists page!Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for more natural inspiration....
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The Life of a Natural Prodigy Artist with Josh Tiessen

The Life of a Natural Prodigy Artist with Josh Tiessen

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Josh Tiessen on Apr 30th 2019

Josh Tiessen has a fascinating and unusual story. As a child he was considered one of the world's top ten prodigy artists and the only known male art prodigy in North America. He is primarily self taught and has now grown into an articulate young man who is maintaining his passion, drive, devotion and unbelievable work ethic with his art. He's been featured in over 90 exhibitions and has recieved over 60 prestigious awards and has been asked to s...
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