Two years ago I made a pledge not to buy any new art materials – and so far so good. I paint on found objects, old canvases and road signs. In one corner of my workshop I keep a drawing board and shelves that house paint and other materials reclaimed from my day-to-day business. I have more than halved the amount of waste we produce in our business by using it in art work – and I am continuing to develop ideas to reduce it further. Currently I am turning waste paper used to mask cars and left over filler into paper mache sculptures! I will share some images soon. below are some examples of my landscapes made from 100% recycled materials.
I run art-classes on Saturday afternoons where you can use all the reclaimed materials I have. You just need to bring yourself and clothes you don’t mind getting paint on – and you will leave with a fantastic work of art – with the added value that it has been made from materials that might otherwise have ended up in land fill.