Elisa Latini: “Art is all the skills the hands learn”

If you listen to Elisa talking about her work, you’ll hear poetry. Words such as “contemplation”, “exploration”, “learning”, “intuition” and “nature” give meaning to her practice, which is mainly based on eco printing. She is an Italian artist who has embraced a profoundly meditative, productive and ever evolving cycle of paintings from trees and the… Read More Elisa Latini: “Art is all the skills the hands learn”

Theresa Brown: “Eco printing it’s not a word you will find in the dictionary”

Theresa gives life to the ancient art of silk painting when she puts her brush to the silk or when she decides to explore the many methods of adding colour and design to natural fibers. She has her own definition of eco printing, and hers implies bringing mother nature’s actual colours and designs to her… Read More Theresa Brown: “Eco printing it’s not a word you will find in the dictionary”

Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures

Passion, dedication and commitment. These might be the three essential characteristics if you want to work in the field of Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti. Together they produce a wide range of natural colours, precious colours, which differ from the ones created through chemical synthesis. But their knowledge on medieval art and colours, and its… Read More Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures

Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits

Guest Article by Jacques Williamos Hi everyone.  I’m a mixed media eco-artist.  Jacques is the shortened form of Jacqueline, which my father began calling me when I was little.  I’ve been drawing from as long as I remember and was lucky enough to win third prize in a national schools’ art competition when I was… Read More Painting with Natural Inks such as Coffee Syrup, Vegetables and Fruits

A Unique Mix of Textiles and Techniques by Artist Averil Stuart-Head

A while ago, a New Zealand textile and fibre artist, Averil Stuart-Head, commented in the Italian section of our blog, having followed and enjoyed the site and magazine right from the beginning. She had discovered that our Italian headquarters (No Serial Number Italia) was close to her studio at Introdacqua, close to Sulmona in the Abruzzo region. We… Read More A Unique Mix of Textiles and Techniques by Artist Averil Stuart-Head

How To Make Natural Colours Using Seasonal Ingredients: The Colour Red From Beetroots and Berries

Guest Article by Jacques Williamos Do you remember the time before mobile phones, microwave ovens and the World Wide Web? You do? How did you entertain yourself? Did you switch on the television or did you go for bicycle rides when the weather was fine? We had a back lane leading from our garden past… Read More How To Make Natural Colours Using Seasonal Ingredients: The Colour Red From Beetroots and Berries