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Debi Bond

Art is who I am. It is how I work through the tough days and enjoy the many glorious days.

The shear joy of bringing life to my impressions through painting from my own experiences – seeing a bird moving in a most unique way, that personal loss in the midst of a storm, or a still-life that speaks volumes about the light that hits it – it is how I relate to the world. Art is therapy for me.

 

As an older adult that has lived in different regions of the USA and South America, an issue that greatly troubles me is that many of an artist’s materials are poisonous to the environment. I believe we were meant take care of the earth, not exploit it. So, I am on a decades-long lifestyle change, and use only natural materials almost exclusively.

 

One way is through encaustic painting. It is a technique as old as the pyramids of Egypt – it’s all organic and not harmful, using a mixture of beeswax and tree resin, and can last thousands of years. I was finally able to let go of acrylics (a plastic based paint), and all the polymer mediums that go with it. I only use organic paints now (that includes oils, watercolors, inks, graphic and charcoal) and varnish with either a resin varnish (from tree sap), or infuse with beeswax and resin. I am finally discovering a perfect way to bring my work to life without harming the natural world around me! Enjoy.

 

 

 

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