Auckland's Art Shop for Artists


Our store has been serving the local art community since the early seventies. We are owned and operated by working, professional artists and have become the place where like minded creatives choose to gather, share and inspire.

Jim and Sandy working in the studio

We are the only art supply store in the greater Auckland area that has a working artists' studio on premises. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are always happy, willing and able to demonstrate techniques and share tips on the use of various artist materials.

Our focus is to encourage the pursuit of personal artistic expression and to share our expertise and love for the visual arts. More about us...

- Jim & Sandy Auckland

  • Cyanotype Kit
    Cyanotype Kit$99.95Dyes

    This Cyanotype Kit makes sun printing easier than ever and includes everything needed to get started. The chemistry comes pre-measured in lightproof black bottles. Simply fill each bottle with water to create Stock Solutions A & B and mix the two in equal parts to create the cyanotype sensitizer. Coat the included 300g Hahnemuehle Platinum Rag Fine Art Paper with the sensitizer and, once dry, create prints by exposing to sunlight or UV (10-20 minutes, depending on conditions), using objects and the included glass printing frame or a film negative to create an image. After exposure, prints are processed in a tray of cool water and allowed to air dry. The kit comes with enough material to make at least a dozen 8.5" x 11" prints.

  • Stonehenge OIl Sheets
    Stonehenge OIl Sheets$18.60Oil Papers

    Stonehenge Oil is a 100% virgin cotton fiber paper specifically created for oil painting. This receptive new surface for all oil paints has internal and external synthetic sizing and is mould-made, acid-free and archival. Paints will not bleed through to the other side and does not require any prep or gesso. The 140 lb. (320gsm) paper will remain flat and maintain an even textured surface allowing free flowing brush strokes. 560 x 760

  • Gamblin Ground & Gesso Blades
    Gamblin Ground & Gesso Blades$22.00-$26.00Blenders

    These blades are specifically designed for priming panels and canvases with ground and gesso. Get a smooth, even application from edge-to-edge and even on the sides. Replaces brushes and rollers and makes cleanup a breeze.

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  • Messermeister Silicone Scrapers
    Messermeister Silicone Scrapers$22.40-$39.50Blenders

    The preferred tool for applying Cold Wax Medium

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  • Aqua Pro Watercolour Palette
    Aqua Pro Watercolour Palette$54.80$43.84Palettes

    The Aqua Pro is made from the highest quality injection molded resins. It is stain resistant and has 32 separate wells for holding pigments, 3 larger mixing areas to keep your color ranges separate, and the inverted lid can be used as an additional, larger mixing area. The lid will also keep your paints clean between painting sessions. Dimensions are 15-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 1-3/4".

How to buy

Enter the quantity and click "add to cart". When you are ready to pay for your order proceed to checkout. Payment is made by credit card on a secure server using Paypal or Payment Express. Alternatively you may pay by "bank deposit" or by phone on 09 489 7213.

Delivery Rates

Our delivery rates are:

  • Prepaid A4 Satchel (nationwide): $5 per order
  • Local (Auckland): $5.50 per order *
  • Local Towns (within 150kms): $7.50 per order *
  • Rest of North Island: $9.30 per order *
  • South Island and Great Barrier: $10.40 per order *

Prepaid Satchel is available for some smaller items that will fit into an A4 envelope. Please do not select the satchel option if your goods are breakable, easily damaged or flammable.
* Oversized items may be charged an additional amount - once you have selected the items you need proceed to checkout to see the exact costs.

Rural delivery fee $3.30 per order

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