About

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!

Gathering Colour Article in Snapline summer 2019 Page 27-31

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 watercolour pans are packaged in slices of cedar and birch that are offcuts from an Indigenous sustainable lumber operation. Our pans are then wrapped in biodegradable wrappers.