Beam Paints is the result of a multi generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. I was raised by my artist parents Carl Beam and Ann Beam, was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the lacloche mountain range near our home in M'chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on my early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to encompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastic free packaging
Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, create a handmade saturated colour that is a joy to paint with, from thick stripes to fine washes and details, quality is evident in every stroke. Our watercolours are shaped into paintstones, our version of a half-pan, wrapped in beeswaxed canvas. Or pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operation.