a plein air painter of nature whose motto is, "Hike for miles,
paint for hours", I needed lightweight equipment. The French
Easel was proving to be much too heavy and cumbersome for painting
at tree line in the Colorado Rockies and for traveling.
found a lightweight easel but because
there was no place to put my palette, brushes, solvent, etc. I was
continually bending over to retrieve items from the ground. By the
end of a painting session my back was telling me things I didn't
want to hear.
hus was born the first Artist's Shelf.
It was made of ¼" plywood and had to be attached to
the easel with nuts and bolts at each session. This shelf appears
in the picture of me painting in Laroque, France on the back of
the "Tips for the Artist" that you receive free with an
order from Sun-Eden Artists Gear.
ith sudden showers in the mountains
of Colorado I needed to be able to remove the shelf more quickly
and wanted it to be lighter. That began the evolution of the Artist's
Shelf. Along the way all my artist friends wanted one. It is now
made of lightweight, durable polycarbonate and there are no parts
for you to put together or take apart.
ord of mouth created a demand for
this product. As I talked with you I found that there were other
products that you were looking for, especially the watercolor artists
among you. We looked for these products (usually adding something
to make them more artist friendly) and developed others.
oday our products are those you have
asked for. You, the artist, are the driving force for this company.
We love talking with you and hearing your ideas, comments, and suggestions.
We try to give you the best service possible with economical, lightweight
products and quick delivery (we know that you wanted it yesterday).
e also know that you don't want a
bunch of equipment stored in a closet
so if you don't like
it or can't use it there is no hassle about timely returns. We just
need your credit card number again as we don't keep those.
Our products are "Designed by Artists for Artists".
Jeanne Elizer, Artist In Residence