Last Fall I picked up a paint brush for the first time in 10 years. I have been vegan for seven. This means I haven’t touched a bottle of paint since I went vegan. I thought I had veganized my whole life by now. I was wrong.
Immediately I knew my brushes were made with animal hair, but I wasn’t sure about my stash of paints. Luckily there is quite a bit of information on the web about vegan art supplies. But when in doubt, go directly to the company and ask. Be specific and persistent until you feel they have addressed all of your concerns. For now, I will use up all my paints and wear out my brushes before I replace them.
Helpful Websites for Vegan Artists
- Vegan Activist
- Katherine Kean
- Lesley Atlansky
- The Vegan’s List of Art Supplies
- Animal Based Ingredients in my Art Supplies?
- Vegan Art
I have some fun vegan-related art projects planned for this year and I look forward to sharing them with you. In the meantime, you can check out my hand painted children’s step stools on my other website.