Creating beautiful oil paintings without poisoning myself and the world is important to me.
I have been oil painting for nearly four decades and have never been happier than when I paint with M. Graham & Co. walnut oil-based paints. Over the years I have tried nearly every high-priced professional art oils on the market and I keep coming back to M. Graham.
I Love M. Graham’s Loves Artists and the Planet
Beyond making superior paints, M. Graham, an Oregon company, has an absolute commitment to the health of artists and the environment. Their paints are solvent-free and the walnut base in non-toxic. So are the materials they used in the plant where these wonderful paints are manufactured. They buy 100% of our power through the renewable power option; they minimize their consumption with high-efficiency lighting, detectors, and timers; and they buy carbon offsets to balance out the energy their use. They recycle and reuse the factory water waste used for cleaning equipment. They even seek out and purchase equipment that would otherwise be decommissioned.
Why Do I Love M Graham’s Paints?
I love the richness of the pigment. Many of my painting rely on strong, vibrant color and M. Graham delivers. Their balance of the walnut oil and the extraordinarily finely ground pigments create a beautifully smooth consistency that is common for all of their colors. The paints don’t have any fillers. The purity of their pigments give them a staining power that make colors mixing a dream. I paint thinly and often with glazes, so I especially like the strength of their transparent colors.
You can clean up these paints with walnut oil (safflower oil works too and it is more affordable) and mild dish soap. No Solvents!! Gotta love that!
If buying American made products is important to you, you will be happy to know that M. Graham is made in the beautiful state of Oregon.
My Regular Palette:
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Titanium White (quick drying)