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May-June 2018

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Norwegian Mineral Artist Belinda Haugetun (b. 1992)

Belinda Haugetun's painting of mineral specimens on coffee (and tea) mugs is an idea that's long overdue, and it's perfect for mineral collectors. Why not drink coffee in a cup that reflects your passion for minerals? Haugetun says that she was asked a couple of years ago to do some paintings of several minerals and crystals on a set of cups and, consequently, “fell in love with the different colors and the variety of shapes and patterns. I sensed the challenge in making them look as beautiful as they do in real life.”


Susan Robinson is a freelance artist specializing in painting mineral and gem specimens as well as birds and wildlife.

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