I am trilled to announce my latest strategic partnership with Bardessono
, a boutique hotel in Yountville, California.
If you have not stayed there, make a reservation. It is green, luxurious, and such a peaceful sanctuary.
Bardessono’s aesthetic and values line up beautifully with my business enterprise. They are a significant national model of green building and operating practices. I think Bardessono
is the most stunning property in Napa Valley and it is a LEED Platinum Certified. I would love for my home to reflect Bardessono
’s aesthetics and art collection.
I will be teaming up with Brett Fallows, Bardessono
’s Sommelier, to deliver my Art & Wine Pairing
program to their group guests.
The Art & Wine Pairing
Program is perfect for:
- client retention strategy, thanking existing top clients
- partner "edutainment" program
- meeting break out session
- team building strategy
- before dinner activity
- reception activity
- celebration activity
Like Bardessono I am conscious of the environmental impact of my business.
I started using the greenest approach to oil painting possible several years ago. So this is not a post attempting to “green wash” my paintings.
My oil painting technique is a very pricy approach but I think that my collectors deserve it.
I do not use Turpentine, varnish, or any other nasty mixing mediums, just pure pigment and linseed oil. With pure oils my color can be more saturated.
I did this for health reasons. Long exposure to traditionally oil painting medium is toxic and requires excellent ventilation. I did not have this in art school so I walked around with a rash on my neck and I couldn’t stand oil painting. Who knew then that would all change?
So now I paint with vinyl gloves so that the paint does not make contact with my skin. Much of the toxicity from oil painting comes from cleaning brushes. I buy cheep brushes and toss them, I use a palette knife, and gloves protect my skin. I’d rather spend my time sketching an painting than cleaning brushes. Let's be real, there's still an environmental impact but I try to lesson it as much as possible.