the process + sustainability

Lemon is independently owned by Libby Haines, who operates the business entirely out of her home in Melbourne along with her husband Sam who builds the frames for her original art works.

Libby understands the importance of transparency with her business structure and is committed to improving all aspects of operation to ensure the most sustainable practices possible are in place to minimise her business’s ecological footprint.

Libby works with water based oil paints. As water-based paints feature solvents that are primarily made up of water, they release much fewer VOCs into the air, and are therefore considered better for the environment and people's health. 

The frames used in her original artworks are made from raw Tasmanian Oak, 100% sustainably sourced (PEFC / AFS certified) and Australian manufactured. Tasmanian Oak is a durable and high quality hardwood that can last a lifetime.

All packaging for original art is biodegradable which includes the bubble wrap and packing tape.

All limited edition prints are printed on demand to eliminate wastage. The fine art paper is made from wood pulp, using materials from sustainably managed forests (FSC or PEFC certified). All the packaging for sending limited edition prints is biodegradable, the only exception being the plastic tube endcaps, for which a substitute is yet to be found.

Libby aims to paint long lasting and timeless works that her collectors will keep for a lifetime.

If you have any questions about the supply chain Libby welcomes these, please feel free to get in touch at 

info@the-lemon-art.com