The revival of sustainable practices and the "Green" movement has also brought about a movement in the contemporary art scene. Ethical Fashion, Ethical Jewelry, Sustainable Design and Eco Art are among the popular categories of trending and growing sustainable art industries. However, eco art is a broadly used term and often defined by the integration of conceptual ideas of environmental issues in art alone, leaving out the consideration of materials.
I am proud to share that as an Eco Artist my studio practices consist of using REACH certified non-toxic artist paints, hand mixed for each painting. REACH is a regulation of the European Union (ECHA) adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemicals industry. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.
See below for examples of my available oil paintings made with 100% non-toxic pigments and binders.
California Quail, Landscape Painting, Original, State Bird, Oil Painting, California, Animal Painting, 11''x14''
State Bird Oil Painting
This is an original oil painting, animal art, bird painting titled "Quail Couple." The California Valley Quail is California's state bird. They are highly sociable birds and are often seen foraging as a couple.
"I always enjoy watching these adorable birds daily from my studio as they forage below the giant eucalyptus trees in the California wilderness." -Dana Richardson
Made by Dana Richardson in Big Sur, California, USA.
Dana Richardson (b. 1985) is an award winning artist, painter, and filmmaker born and raised in California. Currently, she lives and works in an off-the-grid art studio where the redwood forest and mountains meet the pacific ocean in Big Sur, California.
Dana’s environmentally conscious oil paints and watercolors are made using ancient artisan techniques. Dana's oil paints are handmade with ethically sourced Earth Pigments from California and the Societe des Ocres de France. Her watercolors paintings incorporate the use of handmade, plant-based inks and dyes. Dana chooses to abstain from using commercial artist paints from a "tube" which contain cancerous VOC’s and hazardous chemicals. Additionally, Richardson's handmade paints resonate richer, more natural colors.
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*Local buyers residing in California may be eligible for a discounted checkout price.