Winsor & Newton

Founded in 1832 the company was started by William Winsor & Henry Newton who built their business on the marriage of art and science, determined to respond to the needs of artists and offer them the widest choice of colours with the greatest permanence. From the very beginning, Winsor & Newton brought scientific rigour and a new spirit of enquiry to the craft of the artists’ colourman. Within a few short years, they set new standards for colour permanence and clarity. They introduced new colours and new opportunities for artists, establishing a proud tradition marked by constant improvement and continuous response to ever-changing needs. Today, the tradition of quality and innovation continues as Winsor & Newton actively embrace new ideas, materials and technologies. Above all, they work with and respond to the needs of artists, providing them with new opportunities to explore their creativity.
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolour Sticks
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolour Markers
  • Winsor & Newton BrushMarker
    These BrushMarkers are alcohol-based, non-toxic permanent ink markers. They use the same professional quality dyes as the ProMarker which allows for a smooth, streak-free finish. Great to use on a wide range of other surfaces, including glass, acetate, plastic, metal, textiles and more! The translucent colors can be blended for an almost unlimited palette, while single colors can be layered for added depth and shade. Each marker has twin tips; the brush nib for fluid strokes and variable line width and the broad nib for large color fills. These markers can be used alongside the ProMarker. Certified non-toxic.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton ProMarker
    These ProMarkers are alcohol-based, non-toxic permanent ink markers. The professional quality dyes used provide for a smooth, streak-free finish and can be applied liberally to paper without damaging the surface. Great to use on a wide range of other surfaces, including glass, acetate, plastic, metal, textiles and more! The translucent colors can be blended for an almost unlimited palette, while single colors can be layered for added depth and shade. Each marker has twin tips; the fine nib for precise coloring and details and the broad nib for large color fills. Certified non-toxic... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Mediums
  • Winsor & Newton Painting Mediums
  • Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic 200ml
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Half Pans
  • Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylics
    The New Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylics are unrivaled in their brilliance and depth of colour, bringing exceptional richness and intensity to your paintings. 60ml ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache 37ml
    Winsor & Newton have been producing Designers Gouache since 1935 and to this day they continue to offer the finest artists' gouache range available.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache 14ml
    Winsor & Newton have been producing Designers Gouache since 1935 and to this day they continue to offer the finest artists' gouache range available.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink 30ml
    Winsor & Newton have used their expertise in the production of fine inks since the 1890s to create a wide range of colours which are brilliant and lightfast, allowing today's calligraphers to continue to create this important and flourishing art form. ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Winton
  • Winsor & Newton Squirrel Brush
  • Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink 30ml
    Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks have been used by illustrators since their introduction in the 1890's, where the main requirement is brilliance of colour. Today they are formulated from a series of soluble dyes in a superior shellac solution. These inks can be applied with brush, dip pen or airbrush and are widely used by designers, calligraphers, as well as illustrators. ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Drawing Ink 14ml
    Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks have been used by illustrators since their introduction in the 1890's, where the main requirement is brilliance of colour. Today they are formulated from a series of soluble dyes in a superior shellac solution. These inks can be applied with brush, dip pen or airbrush and are widely used by designers, calligraphers, as well as illustrators. ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Blending Medium 75ml NZD $17.30
    This liquid is used to slow the drying rate of water colours allowing more time for blending. It is particularly useful in hot climates where artists would like their water colours to stay open and workable for a longer period of time.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Permanent Masking Medium 75ml NZD $21.50
    This medium is used to mask specific areas of paper, making them resistant to water. It can also be mixed with water colours and is ideal for isolating areas of fine detail. Unlike Art Masking Fluid, Permanent Masking Medium is not removable.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Ox Gall Liquid 75Ml NZD $21.50
    A wetting agent used to improve flow when mixed directly with water colours. It can also be used on very hard sized papers to reduce surface tension.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic 75ml NZD $21.50
    A pale coloured solution that increases the gloss and transparency of water colour. It can be thinned with water.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Granulation Medium 75ml NZD $21.50
    Gives mottled or granular appearance to colours which usually give a smooth wash. For maximum effect dilute colour with medium alone. Dilution with additional water will provide a variety of results.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artguard 250ml NZD $43.00
    A light, non-greasy cream which, when applied to hands before working, forms a protective barrier against all types of artists' materials. It can be removed with soap and water or Artgel and also contains moisturizers to condition the skin and hands.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid 75ml NZD $21.50
    Masks work on paper when colour is applied in broad washes.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Aquapasto 60ml NZD $22.25
    Aquapasto is a transparent gel medium that reduces flow and gives a bodied effect to water colour and gouache.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolour Texture Medium 75ml NZD $21.50
    Texture medium contains fine particles and can be used to give the impression of depth and structure to water colour paintings. It is ideal for emphasising areas such as sandy beaches or the bark of a tree in figurative paintings. Used with multiple washes, Texture Medium catches different layers of colour and really gives a new dimension to water colour painting.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolour Iridescent Medium 75ml NZD $21.50
    This medium gives pearlescent or glitter effects to your water colours. It can be mixed directly with water colours or applied over a dried wash.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour 8ml
    Cotman Water Colours are a range of watercolours that are made to Winsor & Newton's normal high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour 21ml
    Cotman Water Colours are a range of watercolours that are made to Winsor & Newton's normal high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolour 5ml
    As the inventors of moist colour, Winsor & Newton never underestimate the importance of using the purest pigments and gums to provide colours of unsurpassed brilliance and transparency.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolour 14ml
    As the inventors of moist colour, Winsor & Newton never underestimate the importance of using the purest pigments and gums to provide colours of unsurpassed brilliance and transparency.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Winton Oil 37ml
    Winsor & Newton Winton is a traditional range of oil colours, made from moderately priced pigments, formulated for student and amateur artists.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Winton Oil 200ml
    Winsor & Newton Winton is a traditional range of oil colours, made from moderately priced pigments, formulated for student and amateur artists.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Satin UV Varnish
    Winsor & Newton Varnishes contain a UV protective agent which improves lightfastness and protects from other UV damage such as fading or colour shifting in tone. Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic varnishes are equally suitable for use on artwork painted in oils and alkyds. They can also be intermixed to vary the result and to achieve any sheen.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Gloss UV Varnish
    Winsor & Newton Varnishes contain a UV protective agent which improves lightfastness and protects from other UV damage such as fading or colour shifting in tone. Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic varnishes are equally suitable for use on artwork painted in oils and alkyds. They can also be intermixed to vary the result and to achieve any sheen.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Glazing Medium
    This is the best medium for creating glazes as it gives maximum transparency to the colour as well as enhancing colour brilliance. This enables you to build up thin layers of highly transparent colour to achieve luminous and glowing effects. The medium is translucent so it ensures no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylics.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Matt Medium
    This medium improves the flow of the colour making it ideal for blending or fine detail work. It provides an even matt finish and increases the water resistance of the colour when dry. This medium contains clear binder and matting agents giving you no loss of colour depth when used with Winsor & Newton aRtists' Acrylic.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Gloss Gel
    This medium increases the transparency, depth and gloss of the colour. It's gel consistency is thicker than the Gloss Medium, matching the luxuriously thick and buttery consistency of the colour. Hence when mixed with colour, the thickness of the colour is maintained, so the paint retains brush strokes and palette knife marks for excellent impasto effects. This means you can change the paint without compromising the feel. It dries to an even gloss finish. This medium dries completely clear and maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Flow Improver
    This additive increases the flow of acrylic colours, by breaking down the surface tension of the water. It is ideal for the application of areas of flat and even colour without changing colour strength. It is also effective for hard edge painting techniques, staining and water colour techniques. It maintains the stability of the colour and slightly slows drying, so colours will remain usable slightly longer when mixed with the medium. This additive maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Acrylics.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Clear Gesso
    This gesso is made from unpigmented, clear resin which provides excellent tooth but dries completely clear, therefore it doesn't change the original appearance of your ground. If you want to start your work from a coloured ground, you can make your own tinted gesso primer by the addition of acrylic colours. It is fast drying and provides a balanced absorbency. It dries to a flexible ground suitable for acrylic, oil and alkyd painting. It is also suitable for preparing a surface for pastel or charcoal.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Matt Gel
    This medium decreases the gloss of the colour. Its gel consistency is thicker than the Matt Medium, matching the luxuriously thick and buttery consistency of the colour. Hence, when mixed with colour the thickness of the colour is maintained, so the paint retains brush strokes and palette knife marks for excellent impasto effects. This means you can change the paint without compromising the feel. It dries to give an even matt finish. This medium contains clear binder and matting agents giving you no loss of colour depth when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylics.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Matt UV Varnish
    Winsor & Newton Varnishes contain a UV protective agent which improves lightfastness and protects from other UV damage such as fading or colour shifting in tone. Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic varnishes are equally suitable for use on artwork painted in oils and alkyds. They can also be intermixed to vary the result and to achieve any sheen.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Modelling Paste
    This modelling paste is lightweight and flexible so it doesn't shrink or crack. It thickens the consistency of the colour, building body and structure and accentuating texture, brush marks and palette knife marks. It also increases the opacity of the colour. It is ideal for carving, sanding and creating extreme textures. It can be used to easily and quickly build up depth in layers, and either over painted when dry or mixed with colour. Due to its high opacity it may lighten certain colours. It provides an even matt finish.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Varnish Remover 125ml NZD $22.70
    By removing the varnish over a painting you can remove the dirt and pollutants trapped. Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Varnish Remover allows you to safely remove varnishes with no damage to your painting. It removes Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Gloss, Matt and Satin Varnishes.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton White Gesso
    This gesso is made from the highest quality acrylic resin. It has a superior level of pigmentation to give maximum covering power, so one coat is usually enough. It is fast drying and opaque and dries to give an excellent level of tooth and a balance absorbency. It dries to a non-yellowing, flexible ground suitable for acrylic oil and alkyd painting.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Gloss Medium
    This medium increases the depth, transparency and flow of the colour, making it ideal for blending or fine detail work. It can be used in thicker layers than the Glazing Medium and provides an even gloss finish. This medium dries completely clear and maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Slow Dry Medium
    This additive slows the drying time of acrylic colour to give you more working time for extended blending and manipulation. This additive has been formulated to match the consistency of the colour. This means that none of the characteristics of the colour are affected, except the drying time. You can mix Slow Drying Medium with any other medium in the range to slow the drying. This additive maintains no colour shift from wet to dry when used with Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic, unlike other slow drying mediums.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton 200ml Whites
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Oil 37ml
    Winsor & Newton uses only the purest of pigments in the manufacture of its Artists' Oil Color line, ensuring the cleanest, brightest colors, which in turn produce the best color mixtures. Maximum quality control throughout all stages of production, plus the selection of the most suitable drying oils and pigment dispersion methods, ensure that each color's properties are preserved.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd 200ml 644 Titanium White NZD $75.90
    Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour is a genuine oil colour made from pigment and oil modified alkyd resin which can be thinned using conventional oil colour solvents.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd 37ml
    Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour is a genuine oil colour made from pigment and oil modified alkyd resin which can be thinned using conventional oil colour solvents.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan 37ml
    Winsor & Newton Artisan is a genuine oil colour which avoids conventional solvents and cleans up with water.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd Set of 6 NZD $72.00
    Fast Drying Oil Colour Set.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour 8ml Mini Plus NZD $73.50
    Cotman Water Colours are a range of watercolours that are made to Winsor & Newton's normal high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Winton Starter Pack NZD $29.90 Out of Stock
    Colours: Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue Cadmium Red Deep Hue French Ultramarine Yellow Ochre Burnt Umber Titanium White ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Beginners Set NZD $69.00
    Winsor & Newton Artisan is a genuine oil colour which avoids conventional solvents and cleans up with water.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman 6 Tube Set NZD $43.95
    Cotman Water Colours have been specially developed for the watercolourist who requires quality transparent Water Colours at a uniform and econmomical price. Cotman possess good transparency, with excellent tinting strength and working properties.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache Set NZD $45.00 Out of Stock
    6 x 14ml tubes of Primary Colours.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolour Set NZD $249.00
    Pocket-sized plastic box with white integral palette with additional sliding palette and mediums dish. 14 artists' watercolour half pans with Series 16 sable brush.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan 200ml
    Winsor & Newton Artisan is a genuine oil colour which avoids conventional solvents and cleans up with water.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Oilbar Sets
    Oilbars are genuine oil colors in a solid stick. They offer artists an exciting and versatile way of painting and drawing - from sketching to sgraffito to use in combination with tube colors. Convenient and easily portable, they combine the rich, buttery consistency of tube oil color with the immediacy of pastels and charcoal. Developed by artists for artists, they are made from quality artists’ grade pigments, oils and specially selected waxes. A broad range of colors expands creative options for artists’ palettes. The color range harmonizes with all other Winsor & Newton tube color ranges for effortless transitions between them or combining with them. Colors transfer to canvas with little pressure, further freeing artists to create bold gestures or subtle passages. Their formulation features extended time before skinning for more convenience and less waste.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Satin Varnish 75ml NZD $21.80
    Artisan Satin Varnish is a water based varnish which does not contain any hazardous solvents. The varnish provides finished paintings protection from diret and grease and when dirty itself, can be removed with Artisan Varnish Remover. Artisan paintings should be allowed to dry completely before varnishing at least 6-12 months for thing vilms, longer for impasto paintings. ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Varnish Remover 75ml NZD $21.80
    Artisan Gloss, Matt and Satin varnishes can be removed with Artisan Varnish Remover when dirty. With all mediums always shake the bottle well before use and mix the medium thoroughly into the Artisan colour (gradually adding small amounts of water only if required). The Matt and Satin varnishes should also be shaken well prior to use.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Thinners
    Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour has a specific Thinner for the range. The purpose of Artisan is to be able to avoid the use of hazardous solvents. Although water is suitable as a diluent for the colour, its speedy evaporation can make the colour thicken upon the palette much quicker than conventional oil colour would when used with turpentine.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Gloss Varnish 75ml NZD $21.80
    Artisan Gloss Varnish is a water based varnish which does not contain any hazardous solvents. The varnish provides finished paintings protection from dirt and grease and when dirty itself, can be removed with Artisan Varnish Remover. ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Fast Drying Mediums
    Fast drying medium that improves the flow and speeds the drying of Artisan oil colours, smoothes brush work and increases transparency.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Retouch Varnish
    A clear liquid varnish, which dries to a non-yellowing, glossy film. Gives temporary protection to recently completed oil paintings.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Matt Varnish
    A superior protective film for oil and alkyd paintings, which dries to a matt finish. Please note that the bottle should be warmed in hot water before use until varnish becomes clear. Removable, wax based traditional varnish.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Sun Bleached Linseed Oil
    A refined pale oil of slightly increased viscosity, which will improve the flow of colours and dries slightly faster than Refined Linseed Oil.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Dammar Varnish 75ml NZD $26.00
    A pale yellow varnish which dries quickly to a high gloss for use on oil and alkyd paintings. Traditionally also used on prints and maps. It tends to darken with aging. It is the traditional high-gloss varnish.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Distilled Turpentine
    All solvents vary in strength and their capacity to 'loosen up' the body of the colour. The artists' grade solvent with the greatest power is English Distilled Turpentine, the only artists' grade solvent capable of easily dissolving Dammar resin. Turpentine makes a viscous mixture, evaporates slowly, is the most hazadous and strongest smelling solvent commonly used by artists.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Japan Gold Size 75ml NZD $22.30
    A dark, thin liquid, which acts as a quick drying adhesive for use when gilding. Can also be used as a non removable exterior varnish.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artist White Spirit 75ml NZD $14.20
    Dilutes oil and alkyd colours. Cleans brushes. Does not deteriorate with storage. Refined petroleum spirit.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Picture Cleaner
    Not strictly a solvent, Artists' Picture Cleaner is a liquid which is designed for the cleaning of varnished paintings and is an excellent product for this purpose. It works by dissolving linseed oil oxidation and will remove surface dirt and the products of oxidation in the old varnish. It contains an emulsified mixture of Copaiba balsam, dipentene and pine oil with ammonia. ... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Sansodor Solvent
    Sansodor makes a viscous mixture, evaporates slowly, is the least hazardous, costs approximately the same as turpentine, does not deteriorate on storage and has minimal odour. This is well suited to artists who prefer to avoid exposure to turpentine.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Gloss Varnish
    A modern general purpose high gloss varnish. It is a clear liquid which dries to a non-yellowing glossy film. It may be mixed with Artists’ Original Matt Varnish to adjust degree of gloss.... more »

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