I am committed to sustainable best practices wherever possible in my art practice, and strive to combine creativity with eco-consciousness. All of the products I use are made in the USA.

In my art practice, I endeavor to incorporate sustainable principles, nurturing both creativity and environmental stewardship.

We only have one planet, and we have a responsibility to pass it on in its best condition for the next generations to come. I am mindful to use best quality materials that will sustain our planet over the long-term, and always look to support local and national businesses to support families and our economy, and to reduce my carbon footprint by reducing materials transportation CO2 emissions in the supply chain.

A Commitment to Sustainable Art.

My art uses sustainable materials, and uses sustainable reproduction and shipping practices wherever possible. I produce at least one ‘Sustainable Planet’ art piece each month, with the purpose of creating awareness to the current environmental challenges many of Earth's species and places are experiencing, and I strive to influence others to live more sustainably in their own lives.

Sustainable Materials Sourcing.

Central to my commitment to sustainability is my approach to sourcing materials that will not harm the earth. Art can last a hundred years or more, so we must think longer term than the next few years. The materials in my work include pigment paint, stretched canvases, brushes and related tools, and then art reproduction and shipping. I have researched deeply how art supplies are made, and have chosen USA-based providers and manufacturers that have embraced sustainable business practices at their core.  Instead of opting for conventional art supplies that often involve environmentally harmful processes, I have selected materials that are ethically produced within the United States, and are environmentally friendly. Whether it's reclaimed wood, recycled paper, or non-toxic paints, every element of my artwork is chosen with sustainability in mind.

Carbon-Reduced and Environmentally Friendly Print Reproduction.

In creating paper and canvas print reproductions of my artwork (including my Giclée museum quality prints), I have prudently chosen Inkjet printing as my method of reproduction. Inkjet printing is more environmentally friendly, as Inkjet printers require far less energy than other digital technologies, and use earth-friendly, water-based pigment inks, without any chemicals used in the printing process. Inkjet printing has a much lower carbon footprint due to lower energy consumption, reduced waste generation, and fewer emissions than most other forms of art reproduction. Additionally, with so many connected printing facilities globally through my contracted provider (Gooten print-on-demand), the art can be printed through a smart supply chain, dynamically routing and producing orders closest to you the consumer, reducing shipping costs and delivery/transportation carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Additionally, Inkjet printing is more environmentally responsible choice for your home environment (no chemicals), for businesses like mine (reducing carbon footprint, energy and chemicals), ….and for the planet as a whole.

Waste Reduction.

I try to minimize any waste created in my studio. I have an active recycling program for any materials eligible for our local city recycling program. I try to see waste as an opportunity for innovation rather than a byproduct to be discarded, and try to reuse any element I can. I take my Amazon delivery cardboard boxes and cut them up to use as my paint palettes. Art I do not consider high enough quality, I paint over as canvas material for future projects. I use an industrial tube-wringer to ensure I get every ounce of paint from each tube, and even the smallest remnants are carefully collected and repurposed, minimizing waste and maximizing creativity.