My studio has been powered by 100% renewable energy since 2015, and as of 2019, I have committed to eliminating as many petroleum-based acrylic paints and harmful solvents from my practice as possible. Instead, I mix my own archival, earth-friendly paints using 100% non-toxic, sustainably harvested pigments, and combine them with natural binders such as gum arabic, or walnut oil. My mixed media originals often incorporate old letters, antique papers and reclaimed materials — if one of my giclée prints comes out less than perfect, it will inevitably end up in the collages too.
The prints and greeting cards are made on-demand, so as not to incur waste. I use a professional-grade, pigment-based printer, and 300 gsm, 100% cotton, acid-free archival paper, to ensure water-resistance, durability and longevity. I take great care in making my fine art reproductions and stationery, and want to ensure that the art looks bright, fresh and new for generations to come.
I am also conscientious about whom I partner with, and consider the origins and impact of all materials used. All of my business cards are printed on paper that is 100% recycled from cotton tees, the envelopes that come with my stationery are also made from recycled content, as are the mailers in which I package my prints. I now ship everything via UPS’s carbon neutral shipping program.
And finally, I have pledged to donate 10% of all profits from my online Shop at the end of each year to the Sierra Club, to help fight for clean air, safe water, land protection, and a vibrant natural world. Other organizations your purchases help support include: the Audubon Society, the American Littoral Society, and the National Park Foundation. Nature is my main source of inspiration after all, so giving back to support a sustainable, green life and help protect our environment is the only sensible thing to do.
Simply put, I am mindful to do my best in offering art and designs of the highest archival quality, while employing practices that respect and protect our natural world. It’s a work-in-progress, and most certainly not perfect! But I am committed to continually seeking ways to make things better, and truly appreciate you joining with me on this journey.