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Exhibition Announcement: Green Art, Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices

Updated: Mar 25




My drawing Palm Leaves is currently up at Langley Centennial Museum, at their Green Art: Sharing Sustainable Approaches and Practices exhibition, from February 19th- May 21st 2022. If you’re local, Langley Centennial Museum is based in Fort Langley. I encourage you to check it out!





About Palm Leaves: 2021

This work is a pigment exploration. It is made using: gesso (made from limestone powder, methyl cellulose, and honey), eco-friendly watercolour paints, pastels made using pigment and wheat paste, store-bought pastels, wood panel, casein and alcohol based fixative spray.

Palm Leaves is a two-dimensional drawing on a wood panel, measuring 18 x 48”. This is an experimental work created mainly using eco-friendly art supplies. There are differences in how these materials are handled compared to store-bought pre-made art supplies. These works are created in an expressive flow state and are meant to be semi-figurative with a dreamy aesthetic.

This explorative work is created with longevity in mind, as the materials I use are high quality. It may change slightly as it ages, highlighting its beautifully unique life cycle.


About Pigment Explorations:

In my present art practice, I consider the lifecycle of the work I create. It's important to me that my art pieces have the ability to one day go back to the Earth, while simultaneously maintaining a gallery appeal and abiding to some sort of traditional aesthetic. I use natural materials wherever possible and source my supplies from businesses that have ethical practices. This process has taken place over several years, as I have made the slow transition into this practice using what I have first even if it's not "green", then once it's used up I find an eco-friendly replacement for it. I believe this practice in itself is the most eco-friendly thing we can do once one is aware of the impact of the products they use on the environment. Rather than adding to the landfill perfectly good art supplies we can simply use them up and do better for the Earth going forward. Even though eco-friendliness in art-making is a priority for me, I believe there must be a balance between expression and creating art while making sure you're treating the Earth right. Through my practice I strive to find this balance while challenging outdated ideas around what is archival. I aim to share ways of creating that are both eco-friendly and plays on traditional painting and drawing techniques while simultaneously bringing mindfulness and compassion for oneself in this process. My hope is that this practice inspires others to play, ask questions, and connect with nature in their art practice in expanded and eco-friendlier ways.


About Me: Kaitlyn Beugh is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Her art practice plays on the ephemeral, and is intuitively channeled and created in a flow state.

She lives, works, and plays on the unceded land of the Coast Salish First Nations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and has a background in social services.

The mediums Beugh uses depend on the intentions she has. Working in nature connected ways, Beugh's aim is to inspire others to connect deeper with the land they are on in their own ways, be it through a creative process or simply by sitting with nature and paying attention to the nuances of the life that surrounds them.

Her practice has a unique combination of foraged and artist grade materials. Her work is often experimental, and not always intended to be archival- it may change as it ages.

Beugh works in a variety of approaches, ranging from small to large scale paintings and drawings, murals, small to large scale sculptures using a variety of materials, fiber arts, illustration, photography, and printmaking.

Like nature itself, Beugh’s work is ever-evolving.


If you do go check it out, let me know what you thought of the show! What was your favourite part?


Kaitlyn Beugh's mission is to assist you in fostering a soulful connection to self and the natural world through creation and intention. She is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Her art practice plays on the ephemeral, and is intuitively channeled and created in a flow state.


She lives, works, and plays on the unceded land of the Coast Salish First Nations. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and has a background in social services.


Kaitlyn is a practicing artist and has some of her artwork for sale in the form of original pieces via her website here. Kaitlyn is currently studying herbalism and connecting deeper with the energies of plants and natures cycles.




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