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Insights of an Eco Artist

Media Platform &

Creative Studio

About us

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Insights of an Eco Artist documents the impact and correlation art interventions have on social, political and environmental global contemporary atmospheres by the investigation and research of artistic projects, artist-led coops and activist groups that dedicate their practices to build a discourse around current global affairs.

Established in 2020, the online magazine and the podcast, of the same name, were founded with the aim to develop a hub of creative and political discourse without the pressures of governmental organizations. Since then we have interviewed multiple artists and projects that focus on global social-political atmospheres and environmental conservation both in a written and audio/podcast format. 

Insights of an Eco Artist is now also composed of a print issue with the general theme of non - violent social political and ecological art intervention, where you can see studio art-led research done by several artists across the globe, critical research around art, culture, politics and sustainability and several features on organizations and activities groups.

We invite you to join us as we dive into the unknown, explore the depths of eco art, and discover how art has the power to breed change.

We are always open to a wide variety of voices, opinions and perspectives, and welcome contributions from anyone who is interested in being part of the conversation.


Services We Provide

We're dedicated to providing artists with the support, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive in their creative endeavors. Join us as we foster a vibrant community of artists passionate about creating positive change in the world.


Private Studio Sessions

Connect with fellow artists in our private studio sessions, where you can share ideas, collaborate on projects, and support each other's creative journeys. These intimate gatherings provide a space for meaningful dialogue and camaraderie within the artistic community.


In-Depth Interviews and Reviews

 Gain valuable exposure and insights through our in-depth interviews and comprehensive reviews. Our platform provides a space for artists to share their stories and perspectives while engaging with thought-provoking analyses of their work.


Audio and Video Interviews

Bring your art to life through our audio and video interviews. Showcase your creative process, inspirations, and vision to a global audience, building connections and sparking meaningful conversations.


Virtual Talks and Exhibitions

Participate in our virtual talks and exhibitions to amplify your voice and reach new audiences. Join thought leaders and fellow artists in discussing important social, political, and environmental issues, while showcasing your work in curated virtual exhibitions.


Art Consulting and Portfolio Reviews

Elevate your artistic practice with our art consulting and portfolio review services. Receive expert advice and feedback on your work, helping you refine your technique, style, and overall artistic vision.

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Our Vision

We are a creative studio and a dynamic community hub for artists committed to making a difference in the world. At our core, we're driven by the belief that art has the power to drive positive change, and we're actively engaged in the fight to protect our planet and its people.


Our platform is more than just a space for interviews, reviews, and virtual exhibitions – it's a rallying point for artists who share our passion for social,

political, and environmental activism. Through our virtual talks and initiatives, we're igniting conversations that challenge norms and inspire action.


As a creative studio, we're not just observers; we're active participants in the movement to create a more sustainable and equitable world. Join us as we harness the transformative power of art to effect meaningful change.

Our Team

Our team comprises creatives dedicated to broadening the scope of artistic dialogue and amplifying the voices of artists to the wider public. Collaborative, sustainable, and brimming with creativity, we unite our diverse talents to accomplish our shared objectives. Here’s our team! Each member contributes their unique flair and expertise, and together, we're committed to making it all possible. We're thrilled for you to meet the individuals behind our endeavors.

Joana Alarcão, a Portuguese Eco-artist, curator, and editor, is an unwavering advocate for the fusion of art, social/environmental justice, and culture.


Armed with a background in the arts and journalism, Joana has delved into the worlds of over 300 artists, diving deep into their creative processes and unique perspectives.  These interviews have not only been featured in various media outlets but have also enriched her role as an editor and curator for "Insights of an Eco Artist."  

Joana Alarcão

Founder/ Editor /Creative Director

Shannon Castor is a multidisciplinary artist working in writing, film, and painting. She has been the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards such as the Gamblin Paint Award for Outstanding Achievement in Oil Painting and has been featured in the Southwest Art Magazine where she was interviewed for the 21 Under 31 series. She has participated in art residencies in Germany with Takt Leipzig and GlogauAIR. Shannon has a BFA in Cross Media from the Oregon College of Art and Craft and a MFA in Art and Ecology from the Burren College of Art, National University of Galway, Ireland.

Shannon Castor


Nana Smith is a cultural writing contributor based in London. Her writing focuses mainly on entrepreneurs and artists who aim to alleviate environmental and societal issues, whether that would be in their local community or beyond. Beyond Insights of an Eco Artist, she does some contemplative essays and travel-writing (Italy frequently pops up), increasingly interweaving the practice of conscious or meaningful travel.

Nana Smith

Contributing Writer

Reach Out

We'd love to hear from you! Whether you have questions, feedback, or just want to say hello, feel free to get in touch with us. Your thoughts and inquiries are important to us, and we're here to help.

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