Friday, August 21, 2009

Hollywood Charity Artist McKenzie's Inku Art revolutionizes the Fine Art Industry

Artist McKenzie,
known as the "Hollywood Charity Artist" is quickly being renamed the
"Hollywood ECO Artist" for her newest passion; Inku Art.

Artist McKenzie, an award-winning oil painter whose collectors are some of
Hollywood's elite, was stricken with a devastating environmental illness thought
by doctors to be triggered by years of exposure to toxic materials in the art
creating process. This sickness propelled her life-changing mission to discover
and create an innovative way to produce HEALTHY, EARTH SENSITIVE fine art and
fine art prints-- She calls it Inku Art.

"This Hyper-Green art process is changing the way fine art
is made. It is sustainable, non-toxic, planet-friendly, and made with the
highest environmental value and standards available today. In fact, it is
SO safe that it is currently being used in hospitals, nurseries, and dwellings
everywhere where air quality is essential. It even meets LEED requirements
in numerous categories." says manager Steve Rice.

The process begins with McKenzie's painting on recycled substrate with
non-toxic pigments. These paints are VOC-free and are created using
earth-friendly methods. The painting is then scanned using wind-powered
facilities. The image is then printed on sugarcane or bamboo fine art
paper, using cutting edge, state-of-the-art technology. The frames are
made from compressed sawdust waste and the art is shipped in recycled
packaging. The entire process involves the most environmentally sensitive
products and businesses available. 100% of the profits from the art is donated
to environmental causes.

"Few people realize the true impact of the printing and paper pulp
industries on our health and our planet. Toxic chemicals are making their
way into the water, air and soil. The pulp and paper industry is one of
the largest and most polluting industries in the world; it is the third most
polluting industry in North America. The printing industry is just as polluting
coupled with toxic VOC's being released into the air and consequently our
lungs!," says gallery manager, Viv Smith.

Artist McKenzie's message is being heard loud and clear. Companies and
Individuals designing and renovating their buildings/ homes under the LEED
program are ecstatic with the new art and the company is being flooded with
orders. "Our building needed Art to make it come alive. Why would we
choose art that off-gasses toxic chemicals and contributes to the pollution on
our planet when there is an alternative? It was a no-brainer," says
Architect and Green Designer Albert Cook.

Inku Art. will soon be seen aboard the Green Train।.
"I am honored to be part of The Green Train। Their message promotes environmental awareness, education, and unity across America. The project will change our Planet in an awe inspiring way. Knowledge is power. " says Artist McKenzie.

To read more about Inku Art. , Artist McKenzie, or The Green Train please visit

McKenzie's paintings have been featured at charitable events with
celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Ellen Degeneres, George Clooney, Cameron Diaz,
Demi Moore, and many others.

The Green Train - a rockin' and rollin' trek across the nation that
will educate, entertain and change our world, one mile at a time!

Top-notch entertainers will be participating in a series of 30 live
“whistle-stop” performances along the cross country route. Celebrities,
environmentalists and sport figures will join in on the act either in person or
via satellite. Environmental organizations and groups will be providing factual
information, answering questions and providing solutions as the train travels
from rural communities to large cities.

Years in the making, the Green Train Project is the brainchild of Robert
, organizer of the mega-successful "We are the World"
simulcast held in 1985. When the train departs Portland in April, it will mark
the 25th anniversary of the simulcast.

The final destination for the Green Train will be Washington D.C. where a
show-stopping concert will take place. Wolf will be on hand asking all Americans
to unite by turning off the tap, switching off light bulbs and unplugging the
toaster. People will be able to see how much water and energy has been saved.
A European journey is also planned for 2011.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Eco Art to Save the Planet

First Ever Eco-Friendly Fine Art Prints that Raise Awareness and Funds for Green Causes

Laguna Beach, Ca
Award-winning Fine Artist McKenzie is often referred to as the
"Hollywood Charity Artist" for her tireless efforts to support causes
close to her heart using her paintings as a catalyst for change. McKenzie,
one of the top selling artists in the country, has sold thousands of fine art
prints of her masterful paintings. It wasn't until she was diagnosed with
a form of Lupus, thought to be brought on by contact with environmental toxins, that she began her passionate study of the 125 Billion dollar
Printing/Paper/Pulp Industries; which happen to be among the #1 and #3 polluters on the Planet.

"McKenzie's Doctor suspected that the solvents used in her oil
paintings, mixed media processes, and print-making could have triggered the medical condition," says Manager Steve Rice. "She formed a team of
experts, and together they created the first ever, start-to-finish, Eco-Friendly Art Print Series that raises funds for Environmental causes. 100% of the Profits are Donated!"

Artist McKenzie now creates her original paintings with proprietary solvent free paints on 100% natural canvas. The paintings are converted into fine
art prints on Bamboo Fine Art Paper using Eco-Friendly Inks and framed with Sustainable Wooden Frames.

"The best part is that I can have a gorgeous collectible piece of art on
my wall, and I know that making it did not hurt the environment, in fact, it
helped the environment by RAISING money for causes that protect the
environment. It is the coolest thing ever!" says long-time McKenzie
collector, Vienna Townsend.

Artist McKenzie is on a crusade to increase world-wide awareness of these
industries and their practices. "As with anything, knowledge is
power. If people understand the environmental damage being done they will pressure the industries into greening their practices," says the Artist.
"We are asking everyone to watch the video and pass it on to 2 or 3

The video can be watched on,
(Search "Artist McKenzie") and generates revenue for every view. 100%
of the revenue will also be donated to Green Causes. "I am passing the
video on to all of my friends. I am in college and I can't afford to buy
the art, or donate thousands to Green Causes...but I can spread the word by forwarding the video. I feel like I am doing something to make a
difference" says Jacob Wineman।

McKenzie's Fine Art Eco Prints are currently available in select Fine Art
Galleries, Green Online Stores, and

For more information about the artist, please visit: www.

Green printing helps preserve forests and forest habitats.

  • A forest area the size of 20 football fields is lost every minute to paper
    production. (
  • The Environmental Defense Fund estimates that 90 percent of the printing
    and writing paper in the United States is produced from virgin wood pulp.
    Producing 2,000 pounds (one ton) of virgin uncoated paper requires 6,000
    pounds of wood.
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than
    virgin pulp saves the equivalent of 24 trees (forty feet in height and 6-8
    inches in diameter). (
  • 42% of all the wood harvested for industrial purposes in the world goes to
    making paper. (
  • The magazine industry harvests more than 30 million trees every year for
    paper. That's more than one tree every second. (
  • More than 70% of the paper in the world is made from wood taken from
    forests in regions with ecologically valuable, biologically diverse habitat.
  • Tree plantations are home to about 90% fewer species than the forests that
    preceded them. (

Eco-friendly printing helps keep toxic chemicals out of our
environment and generates far fewer greenhouse gasses compared to conventional

  • The printing industry is the single largest polluter in the world. It is
    also the third largest consumer of fossil fuels, after the automobile and
    steel-manufacturing industries.

  • The pulp and paper industry is the third largest industrial contributor to
    greenhouse gas emissions, after the chemical and steel industries, in the 30
    nations of the OECD, of which the US is a member. (
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than
    virgin pulp saves 4,100-kilowatt hours of electricity and 60 pounds of air
    pollution. (Californians Against Waste)

Printing green requires much less water than conventional printing.

  • Producing a ton of virgin uncoated paper requires 19,075 gallons of water.
    (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • Producing a ton of paper using 100% post-consumer copy paper rather than
    virgin pulp saves 7,000 gallons of water. (Californians Against Waste)
  • The pulp and paper industry is the largest industrial consumer of water
    among OECD nations. (
  • Printers use trillions of gallons of water, which then has to be treated
    because of its toxicity.Green printing reduces the amount of solid waste
    going into landfills.
  • Producing 2,000 pounds of virgin uncoated paper generates 2,278 pounds of
    solid waste. In other words, conventional paper production creates more
    waste than paper. (Environmental Defense Fund)
  • The use of adhesives and foils in some conventional papers renders the
    final product un-recyclable. Millions of un-recyclable paper products are
    manufactured every day, all destined to wind up in landfills.

Keywords: Eco, green, eco-friendly art, sustainable, recycled, artist
mckenzie, painting, greenhouse gas, climate change, deforestation

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Amazing 20 Second Award winning Oil Painting!

Saturday, March 8, 2008



The Genesis Awards

Celebrating animals। Celebrating the media. The Genesis Awards is a star-studded ceremony attracting representatives from the news and entertainment media, social business and humane communities. The annual event honors those in the media who spotlight animal issues, and is taped to be aired at a later date as a national TV special.

Date: March 29, 2008Location: Beverly Hills,