BEAM PAINTS - Perfect Pack
BEAM PAINTS - Perfect Pack
Beam paints teamed up with The Japanese Paper Place to create these amazing and new Postcard Packs! There are three different variations: the postcard pack, the perfect pack, and DELUXE. All packs include a travel palette, a paintbrush and an assortment of curated Japanese Papers.
from the Japanese Paper Place:
"To make the finest Japanese papers, fresh running water, the right soil, and skilled hands are all essential. The special knowledge needed to form perfect sheets of washi is passed from generation to generation, often within the same family. Likewise Beam Paints are the result of a lifetime of creative exploration, and a deep love and respect for the natural world. They are the creation of Indigenous entrepreneur Anong Beam.
These paints and natural Japanese papers seem to be made for one another! Many years ago in the early days of the Japanese Paper Place, Anong's father, renowned artist Carl Beam, would come to the shop and purchase washi for his work, and for his daughter. His love and appreciation of Japanese paper has been passed to Anong.
We are thrilled to continue this relationship and to share wit you this collaboration between the Japanese Paper Place and Beam Paints."
Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. Anong Beam was raised by artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near their home in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on Anong’s early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastic free packaging.
Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum Arabic, and Manitoulin honey, blend together to create a handmade saturated colour that is a joy to paint with. From thick stripes to fine washes and details, quality is evident in every stroke. Beam watercolours are shaped into paint stones, their version of a half-pan, before being wrapped in beeswaxed canvas. Beam pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operation.
Thank you for supporting indigenous family business! The paints you have selected are made with local manitoulin honey, wildcrafted tree sap, hand-gathered, washed and sifted manitoulin stone, and the finest lightfast pigments. We strive to be a plastic free company and we make all our packaging either hand-cut and sanded reclaimed white cedar and birch, or, wrappers, hand printed in the shop with plant based inks, and waxed with local beeswax.
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