Can Art Be Environmentally Friendly?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s true, the visual arts do not always produce the prettiest of pictures. There are lashings of toxic pigments, solvents, petrochemicals, formaldehyde and other ecologically destructive preservatives thrown into the mix of a working studio. Changes are being made lead based paints have been banned along with lead based pigments due to EU regulation. A good supplier should be transparent about toxicity in their products, and a good manufacturer should be proactive about supplying sustainable alternatives to working artists. For tips on foot print free artistic materials, practices, and projects please follow the link http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/15/lucy-siegle-ethical-art-paint A company that has transparency about their products providing safe alternatives for artists today is EcoSolve Americas. Their Home Strip products provide safe water based alternatives to paint stripping and brush cleaning/restoration. EcoSolve’s Home Strip Brush Renew is a reusable solvent free solution for cleaning all paint types and is safe on all brush types. So whether you have oil/water/solvent based paints and are working with natural or synthetic brushes Brush Renew can clean, soften, and restore your brushes.  For more details on EcoSolve and Home Strip products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/

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