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Finding Natural Inspiration with Kellie Hoffman

Finding Natural Inspiration with Kellie Hoffman

Sep 12th 2020

Hi Kellie, thanks so much for taking the time to speak with us about your eco-conscious work! To start, please could you tell us a little bit about your personal history that led you to start making art? How did you learn how to paint?I have been creating art for as long as I can remember. As soon as I started high school, my art teachers helped me to refine my skills. My medium of choice at the time was graphite and charcoal, with a little...
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Embracing The Process with Tasha Cathey

Embracing The Process with Tasha Cathey

Sep 12th 2020

Hi Tasha, thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us about your love for natural pigments! Could you please tell us a little bit more about your personal history that led you on your artistic journey? How did you first learn about painting and natural pigments?My journey into painting has been a recent endeavor. My husband and I moved to a new city for his medical program a couple years ago and my photography business took a minor hiatus...
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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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​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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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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