“Tasting chartreuse”, laying in fields of peonies, and sitting under tables at some of Canada’s most important art events. My first guest of this new podcast season is Anong Beam. She is an artist, a mother, a paint maker, and she’s from an Ojibwe family that is part of both Canada’s Indigenous history and art history. Now, if any of you use Beam Paints… and I already know that a LOT of you do, then you might recognize Anong as the founder of this beautiful, sustainable, creative brand. Listen right up there under Anong out in her happy place on Manitoulin Island, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts and/or Spotify.
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First up, a little peak at Anong with her artist parents, Carl and Ann Beam:
Speaking of work, here are some of the most recent pieces by Anong:
Gah! Gorgeous! The final image above is the first WIP in her dad’s studio. So, so special.
And of course, this post wouldn’t be complete without a look at Anong’s absolute beautiful, hand-crafted paints. WARNING: Do not eat them, even though you’ll really want to:
Aren’t they stunning? And clearly her dad would be very proud… here he is, back in the day, making his own paint on the hood of car!
And finally, to THE GIVE-AWAY!
If you’d like to enter to win this little combo, brought to you by two artsy Canadians, just leave a comment here. I will draw ONE NAME next Saturday, September 18th and that lucky person will receive Beam Paints’ “Mixing Six” and a signed copy of my kids’ book, HOW TO SPOT AN ARTIST. Thanks soooo much to Anong for sharing all of her stories, thanks to Storyblocks for supporting this episode, and huge thanks to you for listening. There will be a brand new episode of ART FOR YOUR EAR in two weeks. See you then!
- Beam Paints
- Beam Paints on Instagram
- Anong on Instagram
- Carl Beam
- Ann Beam
- Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society
- National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
- No Such Thing As Too Much Art Society