Philosophy

 

 

Art can happen anywhere.  The drive to create is part of our humanity, woven into our DNA.  Art is for everyone.  You do not have to have a pristine white studio, fancy art supplies, or natural-born talent to start creating.  All you need is will and curiosity.  

 

 

At G & B, we are interested in pushing the boundaries of what a studio can be, taking plein air painting to new heights, freeing the artist to create wherever inspiration strikes.  We offer quality supplies expertly made, with nature, purity, simplicity, and durability as the inspiration for our colors, palettes, brushes, and projects.  We create with a conscience, with responsibility to our customers and our environment as our top priority.   

We create supplies adapted for adventure-- for the mountain tops and winding trails, for airport layovers and long train rides, for sidewalk cafes and backyard gardens, for rooftops under the open sky and classrooms full of curiosity, ...and for any other place inspiration strikes.  Our supplies are designed to go wherever your own winding path leads.

Handmade Materials & Supplies for the Traveling Artist

 

 

Creativity

Creativity is where dreams and realities merge.  It is the catalyst for innovation.  It is an essential lifeskill for seeing past tradition and redefining what is possible.  

 

 

Travel

Travel takes you beyond both internal and external borders.  It allows you to live and move through life unfamiliar.  New people, places, and practices are absorbed and add new facets to your identity.

 

 

Materials & Supplies

Supplies have two sides:  They are what the artist makes of them.  Only you can create your art - supplies alone cannot do that.  But supplies are also tools, and the physical structure of a piece of artwork is only as good as the supplies put into it.  If care is taken in selecting materials of quality, durability, and integrity, there is no reason why the finished piece of art that satisfies the artist should ever change.

 

 

Greenleaf & Blueberry Art By Jess Greenleaf

Eternal Traveler by Jess Greenleaf