All paintings by Nicole Grimm-Hewitt are produced with the highest quality materials. Works are created on professional artist grade cotton canvas, linen or wooden board.
'I paint with Matisse Structure Acrylic paint, made from the finest quality pigments and ingredients. All have the highest lightfastness rating of ASTM I and are of archival quality - Artwork created with this quality of paint will stand the test of time.
Lightfastness is the paint’s ability to hold its colour (or not fade) over time due to the actions of prolonged exposure to light that can cause a chemical change in the pigment. Ultraviolet light, which is one of the most destructive wavelengths, can take its toll very quickly on pigments that are not lightfast. Matisse paints I use have the highest lightfastness rating. Permanency is the intrinsic chemical stability of pigments in relation to chemical or environmental factors including light, heat, water, acids, mold, etc.'