Canadian artist Stefan Thompson studied environmental science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
“Since studying environmental science, I have become increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. Realizing that as a painter I was still a part of the ecological problem was very difficult. After much experimentation and research I finally phased out the use of all toxic paints by May of 2007, though I still have much to learn. I cannot truly feel at peace if by creating my art I am also harming the environment.”