Art Spectrum

Art Spectrum is dedicated to creating the finest possible artists' colours, manufacturing oils, watercolours, gouache, pastels and inks and associated mediums and primers. As an Australian family company founded in 1966, they take pride in their continued development of colours of unsurpassed brilliance and intensity and the use of only permanent, light-fast pigments at maximum working strength.
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Smooth Pads NZD $92.80 - $144.10
    Art Spectrum® Colourfix™ Smooth is a new addition to the Colourfix™ range of papers and pastels. Manufactured by screen printing Colourfix™ Smooth Primer onto European Archival 300gsm Hot Pressed watercolour paper making 340gsm pastel paper. The Colourfix™ Smooth texture is ideal for pastel artists who are looking for a not so toothy surface. The surface still has enough soft tooth to enable the pastel artist to do multiple layers of pastel.... more »
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  • Art Spectrum Extra Soft Square Pastel Sets NZD $107.30 - $321.95
    Discover the collection of ART SPECTRUM® EXTRA SOFT SQUARE PASTELS. With over 50 years experience of making professional artists’ colours, Art Spectrum are proud to introduce a selection of pure pigment extra soft square pastels. Colours ranging from smouldering darks, to delicate veils of highlight colours, all exhibiting the rich velvety bloom loved by pastel artists. Experience soft creamy pastels that lay down smoothly and blend beautifully onto paper. The shape allows broad strokes for easy coverage and strong gestural marks and the ability to create fine detailed work.Feel confident that you are using professional artists’ materials made from the highest quality lightfast pigments which are triple-milled to bring out the intensity of each colour. Each single pastel is 13mm high x 16mm wide x 45mm long (1/2 inch high x 5/8 inch wide x 1 3/4 inch long).... more »
    19 items
  • Art Spectrum Gum Arabic 50ml NZD $20.10
  • Art Spectrum Varnishes NZD $14.22 - $233.40 12 items
  • Art Spectrum Painting Mediums NZD $9.78 - $169.70 24 items
  • Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Textured Pads NZD $25.80 - $76.30 3 items
  • Art Prism Watercolours 10ml NZD $9.80
    Manufactured on the classic tradition on a granite triple mill, these Art Spectrum colours are made to the highest standards and are all artist quality. Art Prism Watercolours do not however, contain the more expensive traditional pigments. Instead, modern, lightfast, non-toxic and lower cost pigments have been chosen. Art Prism Watercolours have been carefully formulated to provide permanence and performance.... more »
    30 items
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastels NZD $8.60 20 items
  • Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Smooth Pads NZD $25.80 - $76.30
    30 sheets of 210gsm, acid-free, smooth drawing paper that will take a wash.... more »
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum Draw & Wash Paper 500 x 700 NZD $3.95
    A 210gsm, smooth drawing paper that takes a wash. Acid-free... more »
  • Art Spectrum Synthetic Blend Bright Brush NZD $16.50 - $61.40 6 items
  • Art Spectrum Pure Gum Turpentine NZD $12.30 - $183.70
    Double distilled for artists' use. Use in the preparation of painting mediums and for cleaning equipment. Do not use neat as a diluent for oil paint.... more »
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  • Art Spectrum Oil Prime NZD $50.50 - $93.10
    Oil Prime is a unique oil/acrylic resin blend. The 40% linseed oil content provides controlled absorbency, which maintains the natural glow of oil pint. Non-toxic, non-flammable and equipment washes up with water.... more »
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Odourless Solvent NZD $12.50 - $186.20
    Ideal for artists who are sensitive to the odour of turpentine. Use to cleaning brushes and as an additive to mediums.... more »
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum Extra Soft Pastels NZD $9.40 11 items
  • Art Spectrum Gloss Varnish (Paraloid)
  • Art Spectrum Citrus Turpentine NZD $25.50 - $107.50
    Use sparingly as a diluent for oil paint, mediums and for cleaning brushes.... more »
    3 items
  • Art Spectrum Artists Turpentine NZD $10.20 - $141.60
    Artists' Turpentine has less tack than Gum Turpentine. Use in the preparation of painting mediums and for cleaning equipment. Do not use neat as a diluent for oil paint.... more »
    4 items
  • Art Spectrum Art Clean NZD $40.20 - $79.90
    Perfect for all applications in the studio such as cleaning brushes, palettes, hands as well as a large range of household applications. Fragrant Art Clean is made from a blend of natural extracts. Colour and aroma variation is natural. Art Clean contains no petroleum based solvents and no harmful bleaches.... more »
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Watercolour Pad 150 x 400 NZD $57.80
    Finest quality watercolour paper. 300gsm, 100% cotton, medium surface, mould made and acid free. Made in Australia... more »
  • Art Spectrum Watercolour Pad 230 x 310 NZD $59.40 Out of Stock
    Finest quality watercolour paper. 300gsm, 100% cotton, medium surface, mould made and acid free. Made in Australia... more »
  • Art Spectrum Masking Fluid NZD $27.80 - $78.70
    A rubber latex solution which is painted over any dry area you wish to keep free of colour. Allow the masking fluid to dry before over-painting. Peel or rub off with fingers or suitable eraser when paint is dry.... more »
    2 items
  • Art Spectrum Pastel Sets NZD $52.50 - $293.10
    Art Spectrum Pastels are packed with pigment to give you more colour and more value. Only the highest quality ASTM* approved pigments are used to ensure lightfastness. You can be sure that Art Spectrum pastels will always maintain their strength of colour.... more »
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  • Art Spectrum Pastel Primer NZD $32.00
    Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth, quick drying acrylic primer which bonds agressively to practically any clean, dry surface - all types of papers (300 gsm or heavier recommended), canvas, card, ply, plastic, glass, timber, ceramic and metal. Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer can be applied with brushes, sponges, rollers etc. straight from the pot. 20 colours are available, including Natural (Clear). All colours can be intermixed, or tinted with Art Spectrum Inks or Gouache, to create new shades. The Clear Colourfix Primer allows the natural surface or underlying colours to remain visible, whilst providing extra tooth for more overlays. Use Clear and other Art Spectrum Colourfix Primers for mixed media techniques and experimental art and craft works. It can even be used as an adhesive for collage. All colours are available in 250ml pots. Black, White and Clear are also available in 1 litre tubs. Colourfix Primer is a fine tooth surface for oil painting. Size the surface prio... more »
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