A Solvent-Free Studio

Is oil paint dangerous? Is acrylic safer than oils?

Artists, are you worried about using oil paints because of the toxins? If you are an oil painter, are you worried about the fumes in your studio? Many people believe that oil paint is inherently more toxic than acrylic paint or watercolour, but is that true?

Class Dates

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


In this talk Lynne Gaetz, an oil painter and mixed-media artist, will describe her working method in a solvent-free studio. She will also provide tips on how to use oils safely, with a description of painting mediums and cleaning products that emit little to no harmful fumes. Lynne believes it is possible to be an oil painter and to maintain a healthy studio environment.

"Allegories", narrative paintings by Lynne Gaetzis will be on view in the Joyner Gallery from August 2 - 28, 2022.

Instructor - Lynne Gaetz

Instructor - Lynne Gaetz

Lynne Gaetz is a visual artist based in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Originally an oil painter, she has begun integrating mixed media, words, and gold and silver leaf into her work.