We are thrilled support this amazing business and to carry original Beam Paints art supplies in our shop! Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational family love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. They are dedicated to celebrating their indigenous roots offering handmade, plastic free paints and beautifully crafted art supplies. They manufacture and ship all of their colours from their family workshops in M’Chigeeng First Nation on beautiful Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes in Ontario, Canada.
We are fascinated with everything they make and love experimenting with these gorgeous colours. Paintstones are lightfast pigments, tree sap, and gum Arabic.
Anong Beam, artist and owner of Beam Paints, says "when I make paint I think about my Dad a lot, he taught me when I was really small to identify hematite and look for paintstones. He kept them in his art bag in a little cloth wrapper, and when he needed paint he brought them out and prepared his paint for ceramic bowls, drums, or rocks. I really wanted something of my paint making practice to share the tactile joy of the physicality of paint, and this is it!" These little jewels are also about our values and support our respect for the earth and being plastic free. They are wrapped in St-Armand handmade paper from Montreal with paper labels identifying the color name and are our answer to halfpans!".
Shop online or come see them in our studio, they are sure to be your new favourites!
*Handmade *100% Indigenous Family Entrepreneurship *Natural materials *Eco-friendly