Paints

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We are proud to stock an extensive line of artist quality and student paints with their own lines of mediums, mortars, varnishes, spirits and solvents.

Oil Paints include the full line of Gamblin Artist Oils, including FastMatte, Winsor & Newton Artist's colours, Winton student oils, Artisan water soluble oils, Art Spectrum, Art Prism, Daler-Rowney and Old Holland.

Acrylic paints include the full line of Liquitex, "the inventor's of artist's acrylics", Winsor & Newton, Atelier, A2, and the full line of Matisse colours and Background Colours.

Our watercolours include Winsor & Newton, W&N Designer Gouache, Cotman and Art Spectrum. We stock starter sets and several styles of field kits by Winsor & Newton and Daler Rowney.

Oil -Professional

  • Gamblin Artist Oil Colors 37ml NZD $17.50 - $62.70
    Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors are crafted by hand with the well-being of artists, their work, and the environment in mind. True to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent, they combine the best traditions of the past with the latest technical innovations, giving you the freedom to create without compromise.... more »
    96 items
  • Gamblin Artist Oil Colors 150ml NZD $43.95 - $139.60
    Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors are crafted by hand with the well-being of artists, their work, and the environment in mind. True to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent, they combine the best traditions of the past with the latest technical innovations, giving you the freedom to create without compromise.... more »
    96 items
  • Gamblin FastMatte Artist Oil Colors 37ml NZD $15.95 - $47.30
    Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors were formulated to offer painters an artists' grade oil color that dries quickly, yet offers the adhesion of a ground, making it excellent as a base layer or for underpainting techniques. FastMatte's alkyd resin-based binder allows it to dry more quickly naturally, creating a receptive, matte surface for subsequent layers. All colors except Titanium White are transparent or semi-transparent in nature, creating the tonal range so important for underpainting techniques.... more »
    24 items
  • Gamblin FastMatte Artist Oil Colors 150ml
    Gamblin FastMatte Alkyd Oil Colors were formulated to offer painters an artists' grade oil color that dries quickly, yet offers the adhesion of a ground, making it excellent as a base layer or for underpainting techniques. FastMatte's alkyd resin-based binder allows it to dry more quickly naturally, creating a receptive, matte surface for subsequent layers. All colors except Titanium White are transparent or semi-transparent in nature, creating the tonal range so important for underpainting techniques.... more »
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  • Art Spectrum Artist Oil 40ml
    Art Spectrum oil colours give the artist colours which are pure, brilliant and intense, and which remain that way. Only the very best pigments have been used and are stated on every tube.... more »
    95 items
  • Art Spectrum Artist Oil 500ml NZD $101.95 - $121.80
    Art Spectrum oil colours give the artist colours which are pure, brilliant and intense, and which remain that way. Only the very best pigments have been used and are stated on every tube. ... more »
    2 items

Oil -Student

  • 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 »
    44 items
  • Winsor & Newton Winton Oil 200ml NZD $41.99
    Winsor & Newton Winton is a traditional range of oil colours, made from moderately priced pigments, formulated for student and amateur artists.... more »
    27 items
  • Art Prism 40ml NZD $13.40
    Art Prism Oils provide students, hobbyists and leisure artists with an ideal base from which they can later expand into the full range of Art Spectrum Professional Oils.... more »
    26 items
  • Art Prism 150ml NZD $36.90
    Art Prism Oils provide students, hobbyists and leisure artists with an ideal base from which they can later expand into the full range of Art Spectrum Professional Oils.... more »
    26 items
  • Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors 150ml NZD $21.70 - $43.40
    Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into our Artist's Oils. In addition, Gamblin uses the same process of mixing, milling, filling, and hand labeling. In order to reduce the cost of oil colors, some manufacturers use gels and waxes to stiffen colors and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones. Gamblin's approach is different. 1980 colors are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colors have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began. With 1980 colors, artists experience colors that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy color mixtures. Gamblin's approach of using both traditional raw materials and processes ensures that artists experience the luscious working properties that they expect from their oil colors.... more »
    24 items
  • Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors 37ml NZD $9.95 - $14.40
    Gamblin 1980 Oil Colors are made with the same dedication and pure pigments that go into our Artist's Oils. In addition, Gamblin uses the same process of mixing, milling, filling, and hand labeling. In order to reduce the cost of oil colors, some manufacturers use gels and waxes to stiffen colors and replace traditional pigments with less expensive ones. Gamblin's approach is different. 1980 colors are formulated with pure pigments, the finest refined linseed oil and marble dust (calcium carbonate). More affordable colors have been made with these three ingredients since oil painting began. With 1980 colors, artists experience colors that are true, without homogenized texture or muddy color mixtures. Gamblin's approach of using both traditional raw materials and processes ensures that artists experience the luscious working properties that they expect from their oil colors.... more »
    48 items

Acrylic -Professional

  • Matisse Fluid Acrylics NZD $23.50 - $88.70
    Matisse Fluid Acrylics, have a very smooth, runny but slightly dense viscosity. Being highly pigmented, the colours will appear dark and intense on initial application but can be spread easily with a brush or mixed with water to reveal the colour graduation. The intensity of the colour is what makes Matisse Fluid ideal for tinting. the consistency allows precise drop-by-drop addition to any of the Matisse range of acrylic paints and the precise ratio of tint to paint can be easily replicated. 135ml bottle... more »
    35 items
  • Liquitex Heavy Body Muted Collection 59ml NZD $19.95 - $99.75
    This is the first time Liquitex has introduced a color collection! These unique tones have been inspired by current trends. Each color has a muted, subtle character and together are a tonal palette. Grey, Pink, Turquoise, Green and Violet: get to grips with perfect color matching and intermixability. Our Ink, Soft Body and Heavy Body work seamlessly together. We get technical so you can get creative.... more »
    6 items
  • Daler-Rowney Cryla 75ml NZD $12.99
    Cryla Artists' Acrylic colour is a very heavy-bodied colour with a high loading of permanent, lightfast pigments.... more »
  • Atelier Free Flow Artists' Acrylic 250ml NZD $28.95 2 items
  • Atelier Free Flow Artists' Acrylic 60ml NZD $10.50 - $28.99 35 items
  • Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic 200ml NZD $36.50 - $59.64 14 items

Acrylic -Student

  • Daler-Rowney Simply Acrylic 75ml NZD $5.50
    Simply Acrylics are affordable colours that can be used to paint on all conventional art surfaces such as paper, cardboard, canvases, etc.... more »
    24 items
  • Daler-Rowney Rown System 3 75ml NZD $9.95 - $10.50
    With Original and Heavy Body versions, System 3 acrylics are highly versatile, water-based acrylic colours. They offer an excellent painting experience at an economical price.... more »
    60 items
  • Daler-Rowney Graduate Acrylic 500ml NZD $21.95 - $34.95
    New Graduate Acrylics offer a very affordable range of acrylic colours. The range features bright and strong colours that are easy to brush onto surfaces. They can be used on any paper surface, primed board or canvas, used indoors or outdoors and are so versatile they can also be used with a variety of acrylic mediums, also available from Daler-Rowney. There are 48 colours in the range, including metallic colours. ... more »
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  • Daler-Rowney Graduate Acrylic 120ml NZD $8.95
    New Graduate Acrylics offer a very affordable range of acrylic colours. The range features bright and strong colours that are easy to brush onto surfaces. They can be used on any paper surface, primed board or canvas, used indoors or outdoors and are so versatile they can also be used with a variety of acrylic mediums, also available from Daler-Rowney. There are 48 colours in the range, including metallic colours. ... more »
    48 items
  • A2 Acrylic 120ml NZD $10.30
    The best possible value for students learning to paint. A2 builds confidence and experience in paint handling, by working like an artist's paint.... more »
    20 items

Watercolour -Professional

Watercolour -Student

  • Daler-Rowney Aquafine Travel Set of 18 NZD $68.80
    The ideal watercolour travel companion, with 18 colours and a mini brush. Aquafine offers brilliant, transparent, free-flowing watercolours ideal for students and hobbyists alike. All colours are traditionally manufactured in England, and stem from Daler-Rowney’s heritage as a world reference in watercolour since the 19th century when Rowney worked with Turner as his official lithographer. The range of 18 Aquafine colours gives rich, free-flowing transparent colour, with excellent tinting strength and working properties. All colours can be used to produce beautiful and delicate washes. ... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Aquafine 8ml NZD $5.75
    Aquafine Watercolour offers artists high-performance colours at an economical and uniform price across all 37 colours in the range.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Aquafine Half Pan NZD $3.25
    Aquafine Watercolour offers artists high-performance colours at an economical and uniform price across all 37 colours in the range.... more »
  • Koh-I-Noor Round Cassette of 24 NZD $11.50
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Half Pans NZD $8.80 31 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

Sprays

  • Liquitex Professional Spray Paint NZD $29.95 - $32.95
    Providing vibrancy, permanence and performance, Liquitex Professional Spray Paint delivers high coverage and opacity. The line's extensive color spectrum includes transparents, iridescents and fluorescents. Fifty of the colors are matched to core Liquitex Heavy Body and Soft Body colors with additional hues added for a comprehensive offering. Black and white have been added to selected colors to create a complete tonal spectrum. Using innovative water-based technology, this spray paint is low-odor and does not carry the skin or eye irritant warnings associated with other spray paints. It cleans up with water when wet and is permanent when dry. The paint is versatile enough for use on almost any substrate, including canvas, wood, masonry and glass. It is fully intermixable with other Liquitex ranges. Available in 400ml cans ... more »
    60 items
  • Krylon Metallic Spray 8oz NZD $19.80
    Beautiful metallic finish resembles actual metal plating, not paint. ... more »
    4 items

Gouache

  • Daler-Rowney Gouache 15ml NZD $7.50
    Gouache colour is a kind of water based paint which contains the same ingredients as basic transparent watercolour but chalk is added to the pigments to make them more opaque. It is fast-drying, denser and more reflective than transparent watercolour, and has always been used widely by manuscript illuminators and by miniature painters. Nowadays it is used mostly by professional designers working on illustrations for graphic reproduction.... more »
  • Play Color Gouache NZD $2.30
    Bright, opaque water-based gouache colours in a stick. Perfect for paper or canvas. Can be applied directly or with the addition of water for different effects. Extremely easy to spread. Quick drying. Doesn’t wrinkle paper. No solvents added. Use for drawing, painting, mixed media or art & craft projects.... more »
    24 items
  • Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache 37ml NZD $25.99
    Winsor & Newton have been producing Designers Gouache since 1935 and to this day they continue to offer the finest artists' gouache range available.... more »
    4 items
  • Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache 14ml NZD $11.30 - $25.99
    Winsor & Newton have been producing Designers Gouache since 1935 and to this day they continue to offer the finest artists' gouache range available.... more »
    42 items

Textile Paint

  • Jacquard Acid Dyes NZD $9.80
    Acid dyes are used to color silk and wool and other protein fibers (as well as some nylons), and nothing does it better! Extremely brilliant and colorfast, Jacquard Acid Dyes are highly concentrated, powdered hot water dyes that produce level, uniform color when immersion dyeing. They exhaust extremely well and won’t bleed or fade with washing. Of all the colorants in the world, acid dyes are known to produce the most vibrant colors of all, and Jacquard’s palette is unsurpassed both for quality and intensity. Don’t be alarmed by the name–the only acid involved is the white vinegar or citric acid that you add to the dye bath. In addition to yarn, fiber and fabric dyeing, Jacquard Acid Dyes may also be used for direct painting or printing applications, using steam setting.... more »
    40 items
  • FAS Textile Ink NZD $7.80 - $18.95 24 items

Glass & Ceramic Paint

  • Marabu Porcelain Paint 15ml NZD $4.80 - $5.95 25 items
  • Marabu Porcelain Set of 6 NZD $30.00
    Water-based, high-gloss, brilliant porcelain and ceramic paint -ideal for creatively decorating porcelain, ceramic, terracotta, earthenware, prefired ceramic, metal, glass.... more »
  • Marabu Easy Marble Set of 6 NZD $30.00
    For marbling on a variety of objects such as eggs, balls, etc. made of glass, plastic, wood or polystyrene as well as paper, silk and many fabrics (paint is not wash resistant).... more »

Face & Body Paint

  • Snazaroo Rainbow Facepaint Set NZD $32.95
    Handmade from the finest quality ingredients, this face & body paint is easy to apply and remove. This set includes 8 colours, 1 sponge, 1 brush and easy step-by-step colour instructions.... more »
  • Snazaroo Face & Body Paint NZD $12.95 - $14.95
    The world's favourite face and body paint. Water-based. Made in the U.K. Snazaroo face paints not only allow you to look great, but are safe and easy to use. All of Snazaroo face paints are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and come off easily, which is why Snazaroo face paint is, "The world's favourite face and body paint". ... more »
    33 items
  • Fas Face Paint Set Flourescent NZD $17.00
    Create exciting characters or support your team with all the colours you need in this handy box set. FAS Face Paint is designed for face and body painting, giving hours of wearable use.... more »
  • FAS Face Paint Set NZD $16.00
    Create exciting characters or support your team with all the colours you need in this handy box set. FAS Face Paint is designed for face and body painting, giving hours of wearable use. ... more »
  • FAS Face Paint 120ml NZD $10.25 - $12.00
    FAS Face Paint is designed for face and body painting giving hours of wearable use. Best applied with a brush but can also be applied with fingers or sponge directly from the jar. Dries to a matte finish that is flexible on the skin. Colours are mixable allowing the artist to mix any colour required. All standard colours are made with quality cosmetic pigments, non-toxic and designed for safe use on skin. Wash off with soap and water.... more »
    17 items

Oil Sticks -Professional

  • Winsor & Newton Oilbars NZD $17.00 - $43.00
    An artists' quality oil colour in stick form, Winsor & Newton Artists' Oilbar enables painting and drawing freely and directly onto surfaces. The new Artists' Oilbar is a unique medium because it provides artists with greater buttery consistency and richness of oil colour together with the freedom and directness of pastels or charcoal. Artists' Oilbar is fundamentally different from oil pastels or oil crayons due to its unique formulation. The new range has a spectrum of 50 colours each of which is produced by combining artists' quality pigments with linseed or safflower oil, blended with specially selected wax. It offers an exciting and versatile way of painting and drawing – from sketching, to sgraffito effects, whether used on its own or with tube oil colour. ... more »
    50 items
  • Markal Professional Paintstik Set NZD $99.95
    Markal Artists Paintstiks are real paint in stick form. They are not crayons, oil pastels, or soft pastels. They are made from highly refined drying oils blended with the finest pigments and molded into sticks. Application of the stick to the painting surface liquifies the Painstick at the point of contact. You actually paint wet with a dry solid stick. An effective medium to explore shape, composition and color in the studio or on field trips. Markal Artists Paintstiks can be used without palettes, mixing cups, brushes or turpentine. They can be applied and blended in nearly infinite color variations with the finger, a paintbrush, or palette knife. The sticks are completely compatible and can be varnished, over painted or worked over with a complete range of varnishes or conventional oil paints.... more »
  • Winsor & Newton Oilbar Sets NZD $147.40 - $296.40
    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 »
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  • Markal Oil Professional Paintstiks NZD $7.30 - $13.95
    Markal Artists Paintstiks are real paint in stick form. They are not crayons, oil pastels, or soft pastels. They are made from highly refined drying oils blended with the finest pigments and molded into sticks. Application of the stick to the painting surface liquifies the Painstick at the point of contact. You actually paint wet with a dry solid stick. An effective medium to explore shape, composition and color in the studio or on field trips. Markal Artists Paintstiks can be used without palettes, mixing cups, brushes or turpentine. They can be applied and blended in nearly infinite color variations with the finger, a paintbrush, or palette knife. The sticks are completely compatible and can be varnished, over painted or worked over with a complete range of varnishes or conventional oil paints.... more »
    83 items

Oil Sticks -Student

  • Markal Student Paintstiks NZD $6.80
    Markal Artists Paintstiks are real paint in stick form. They are not crayons, oil pastels, or soft pastels. They are made from highly refined drying oils blended with the finest pigments and molded into sticks. Application of the stick to the painting surface liquifies the Painstick at the point of contact. You actually paint wet with a dry solid stick. An effective medium to explore shape, composition and color in the studio or on field trips. Markal Artists Paintstiks can be used without palettes, mixing cups, brushes or turpentine. They can be applied and blended in nearly infinite color variations with the finger, a paintbrush, or palette knife. The sticks are completely compatible and can be varnished, over painted or worked over with a complete range of varnishes or conventional oil paints.... more »
    12 items
  • Markal Student Paintstik Set NZD $76.95
    Markal Artists Paintstiks are real paint in stick form. They are not crayons, oil pastels, or soft pastels. They are made from highly refined drying oils blended with the finest pigments and molded into sticks. Application of the stick to the painting surface liquifies the Painstick at the point of contact. You actually paint wet with a dry solid stick. An effective medium to explore shape, composition and color in the studio or on field trips. Markal Artists Paintstiks can be used without palettes, mixing cups, brushes or turpentine. They can be applied and blended in nearly infinite color variations with the finger, a paintbrush, or palette knife. The sticks are completely compatible and can be varnished, over painted or worked over with a complete range of varnishes or conventional oil paints.... more »

Sets

  • Daler-Rowney Aquafine Travel Set of 18 NZD $68.80
    The ideal watercolour travel companion, with 18 colours and a mini brush. Aquafine offers brilliant, transparent, free-flowing watercolours ideal for students and hobbyists alike. All colours are traditionally manufactured in England, and stem from Daler-Rowney’s heritage as a world reference in watercolour since the 19th century when Rowney worked with Turner as his official lithographer. The range of 18 Aquafine colours gives rich, free-flowing transparent colour, with excellent tinting strength and working properties. All colours can be used to produce beautiful and delicate washes. ... more »
  • Daler-Rowney System 3 Acrylic Sets NZD $31.54 - $74.99 4 items
  • Daler-Rowney Georgian Oil Sets NZD $39.20 - $89.99 5 items
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour 12x12ml Set NZD $16.99
    Simply Watercolours are affordable, basic colours that can be used to paint on all conventional watercolour surfaces such as the Simply Watercolour Pad. Sets are available with both tubes and half pans.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Oil 12x12ml Set NZD $16.99
    Simply Oils are affordable colours that can be used to paint on all conventional oil painting surfaces. These soft-bodied colours can be used straight from the tube as they wet easily onto the surface, or mixed with Simply Low Odour Thinner.... more »
  • Daler-Rowney Graduate Oil Selection Set 10x38ml NZD $49.99
    Graduate Oil Colours are traditionally crafted with a soft buttery consistency and high pigment loading. They offer excellent brushability and are easy to mix while being suitable for smooth brush applications and impasto.... more »

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