My Art Studio and Supply
Archival Quality and Found
Art Supports and Materials
I strive to provide exceptional archival quality of my paintings for the art lovers and collectors, while using most sustainable, minimalist, and environmentally friendly methods of producing hand-made art.
I primarily work with single-pigment professional paints that have highest lightfastness ratings. Most of them are made from minerals.
My art ground of choice is 100% cotton - canvas and rag papers, hand and mould made from natural materials without use of animal products.
I paint with ethically sourced or synthetic brushes and self-made tools, using eco-friendly materials whenever possible and reasonable. Occasionally, I use archival quality (pH neutral) or found papers and textiles, preferably recycled or repurposed. My studio is minimalistic and now has a view into my orchard.
Most of my paintings can be exhibited with exposed edges, which does not require framing or matting, and they framed and presented according to the customer's wish. I do not use wooden surfaces or support structures.
Almost all my works are sealedwith clear isolation layer, with additional UV protection for permanence if needed.
Canvas and Cotton Paper
When I work on canvas, I usually apply foundation grounds myself - a toned gesso based on acrylic polymer, to which I add marble dust and pigments. Sometimes I stain canvas first and seal it with a clear acrylic medium. I prefer unstreached, heavy cotton, unprimed canvases, and avoid working on anything that includes new wood - for environmental and ethical reasons. If my technique calls for a harder ground, I search for artist grade recycled canvas boards, or mount cotton on sealed...