Water based and quick drying, acrylic paint is ideal for those who dislike solvents used in oil paint and has been used by beginners and professionals for many years. A range of mediums are available to add texture and to create special effects. We stock System 3 by Daler Rowney an economical paint ideal for beginners and Golden Artist Acrylic, available in a stunning range of highly pigmented colours.
sketchbooks and paper
Cartridge paper, watercolour paper, hardback sketchbooks, you name it we have it. We stock a wide selection of paper from well known paper mills from around the world. Single large sheets are also available, we stock a good selection of watercolour paper, printmaking paper and sketching paper.
brushes and palette knives.
Proarte brushes, Made in Britain have a wide range suitable for oil, acrylic and watercolour.
graphic markers and fineliners
Copic Ciao markers are a favourite with their flexible tip. Kurecolor by Kuretake is a staple solvent marker known for their quality. Art and Graphic Twin is a gorgeous twin waterbased marker that can be blended. Finding the ideal fineliner can be a challenge, we have sourced and tried and tested to find the best.
Must have essentielle items such as professional rulers, set squares, compasses and much more.....
MOUNTBOARD, card, foamboard
Daler-Rowney mountboards are stocked in store as well as a good range of foamboard from A4-A0. Canford card and paper is available in A1 and A4 in a variety of colours.
Watercolour and Gouache
Watercolour is available in Winsor and Newton half pans and tubes and is a great option when sketching outside or travelling. Designers Gouache by Daler Rowney is an ultra matte highly pigmented paint, great for designers and illustrators.
Pencils and charcoal
The building blocks of all drawing, graphite is available in blocks, traditional pencils and mechanical pencils in a variety of grades. Charcoal is ideal for loose sketches and life drawing and is available in boxes of willow charcoal, XL tinted blocks, compressed, and as pencils.
Balsa wood, perspex sheets, rolls of grass and mesh are stocked. Air drying clay is ideal for those quick craft projects. Cutting mats and cutting knives are essentielle stocked items.
folders and PORTFOLIOS
We have everything from simple folios to smart portfolios to help you present and protect your work.
Used for hundreds of years and a favourite still among artists. The slow drying nature of oil allows the artists to gradually work on their painting. Sennelier Etude Oils are ideal for beginners and can also be used for underpainting. Winsor and Newton Artists Oils have a beautiful selection of colours using high quality pigments, favoured by artist Lucian Freud. Sennelier Oil bars are ideal for adding texture and pigment and can be used with oil paint.
Colour Pencils and pastel
A wide selection of colour pencils are availble loose or in sets. We stock Polychromos by Faber Castell and Supracolor by Caran D'Ache. A gorgeous range of extra soft pastels are available by Sennelier in sets.
We stock well known brands such as Moleskine, as well as some lesser known ones, such as Handbook Journal Co.
Canvas and boards
A selection of ready stretched canvas primed and ready to go are available in cotton and linen. Canvas boards are a good low cost option and can take a little more knocking, Beginners can try our range of canvas paper pads.
Indian ink is a timeless classic and can be used with a brush or dip pen. Acrylic inks are quick drying and are more opaque. For those who enjoy the traditional feel of inks, Winsor and Newton bottles are tried and tested favourite. bright, vivid colours can be found in the Dr Ph.Martins range.
The very popular Montana Gold is popular with artists and students. This Acrylic based spray paint is available in a fantastic range of colours with a new range of special effect sprays.