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Beam Paints Paintstones are lightfast pigments, tree sap, Manitouline maple syrup and gum Arabic. They may look small but they are mighty - vibrant colours, great coverage, yet they are resilient and so long lasting. 

Anong Beam, owner of Beam Paints, explains them best:

"When I make paint I think about my Dad a lot, he taught me when I was really small to identify hematite and look for paintstones. He kept them in his art bag in a little cloth wrapper, and when he needed paint he brought them out and prepared his paint for ceramic bowls, drums, or rocks. I really wanted something of my paint making practice to share the tactile joy of the physicality of paint, and this is it! 

These little jewels are also about our values and support our respect for the earth and being plastic free. They are wrapped in beeswaxed cloth or st Armand handmade paper with paper labels identifying the color name and are our answer to halfpans!"

Yes, ALL Beam Paints are of the highest quality.

These paints are made with the same dedication to lightfastness and quality and are identical to other Beam paints for fine artists.

We believe artists of all ages, even those in kindergarten, deserve the joys that handmade paints can bring!

And knowing that their safety has been considered to the highest degree! 

Yes, Beam Paints are safe! 

These colours have been third party tested by the toxicologists at Duke University and Cambridge Materials testing to meet and exceed the standards for safety for childrens paint. they are not toxic or hazardous and meet LHAMA and ASTM D4236 standards for artist materials! Through this process they have earned the right to bear this seal.

Yes, Beam Paints last!

Only a small amount of paint is needed as Beam Paints are only pigment and binder.  It creates a very concentrated colour which lasts a long time.  

Made in Canada


Beam Paints is the result of a multi-generational love of pigment, paint, colour, and innovation. The owner of Beam Paints, Anong Beam, was raised by artist parents, Carl Beam and Ann Beam, and was taught from a young age how to harvest hematite pigment in the LaCloche mountain range near their home in M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Beam Paints draws on her 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.

Customer Reviews

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Jenn Sabean
Great paints!

Beam paints are super lovely quality - and the family run company with traditional methods going back generations makes them worth every penny. A little goes a long way.

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