© 2017 - 2019  Bianco Fine Art, paintings by Jessica Bianco, OPA

Sustainable Art Policy

Creativity through empathy

It is quite shocking (if not disappointing) to realize the breadth of art materials

and mediums which contain animal ingredients, or a surplus of harsh and toxic chemicals.

 

After canvasing many art supply companies and making a conscious effort to seek out the right products, I am proud to create and offer clients artwork which is both animal- and environmentally-friendly.

I select only supplies which have been stated to not contain any animal ingredients (whether paint, paper, canvas or brushes), & those that are made in awareness of resources.

Below is a list materials used for all paintings:

 

Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colors

- Oil pants are water mixable, & do not require harsh/ toxic solvents for cleaning

or normal use. 

Winsor & Newton Galleria Acrylics

- Galleria Acrylic paints follow the same cruelty-free* & environmental aspects.

 

​​Paint Brushes

- Only synthetic, non-animal hair brushes are used.

 

Henry, Henry XL, or Duo Canvas (Purchased through Boesner.com)

​- Wood from responsible sources, made in Germany.

- Gesso for priming does not contain any animal gelatin.

​(*There is only one color in the Winsor & Newton paints that contains animal ingredients (Ivory Black), which is easily substituted by using Lamp Black.)

Currently the amount of companies manufacturing animal-friendly art supplies is quite limited, and not all paints in the same series are free of such ingredients. Winsor & Newton is (so far) the best in this respect.

However, it is my hope that in time, the art industry will take on a full-scale shift, which includes other artists making more conscious choices in the products they use.

 

We can all make mindful changes to help our planet, with a step in the right direction.