Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour and innovation. Owner Anong Beam was raised by artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a your age how to harvest hematite pihment in the La Cloche mountain range near her home in M'Bhigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on her early educations in Indigenous pigment and expands it to emcompass all paint traditions. A focus on high quality pigment content creates sublime artist materials, with plastc-free packaging.
Lightfast pigments, tree sap, gum arabic, and Manitoulin honey, blend together to 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.
Beam Paints watercolours are shaped in paintstones, their versoin of a half-pan, before being wrapped in beeswaxed canvas. The pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operations.