Hear what our customers are saying about us.

"Hello, I want to thank you for your incredible service. I received all my goods this morning and everything is perfect. I so appreciate your efficient customer service - it is better than any of our local art supply places who do not have the breadth of your supplies.

Thank you again for everything. I will definitely be purchasing more from your shop. Kind regards"

~Marica from Wellington

"Hey thought you might like to see the end result thanks to getting those Prisma pencils I ordered. Here are the finished paintings:

Thanks and all the best to you guys - best art store in NZ!"

~Paul from Hamilton

"Sandy and Jim

Wow, that's great! I know that it is a little odd to be excited about lead holders and pencil sharpeners, but hey, there are far worse addictions :) Your stock selection is excellent, I already have a 'mortgagable' wish list! Many thanks"

~John from Wellington

"Hi there,

The cremnitz white is very nice. Thank you for your great service, I wish you had a store down here in Wellington."

~Richard from Wellington

"Dear Sandy and Jim,

I read every word of your newsletters. They are very useful, informative as well as entertaining and I am sure they take quite a lot of preparation and thought to produce. This latest one, #12, is a delight.

My painting is not about making pictures, but all your tips, hints, researches are just as relevant to my practice as to anyone else's and I am very grateful for the generous way in which you make your wisdom available to the rest of us. This note is just to thank you for that.

Kind regards,"

~Guy from Auckland

"Thank you for your outstanding service. Package arrived today. Will definitely be trading with you again.


~Richard from Wellington

"Dear Sandy and Jim,

Thank you so much! I received my order this morning. The system you have in place is fantastic. I would definitely use your services again and recommend you to others. I was so happy that my order was weatherproofed and not damaged in any way.

Thank you."

~Jackie from Christchurch

"I will be heading back to my home in Oklahoma the end of May, but will carry with me sweet memories of the lovely people of New Zealand - my memories of the dedication of yourself, and Takapuna Art Supplies, will be among the fondest of those memories. I've passed along information to group members about your website, how to find the paper, and how to sign up for your newsletter (which I have enjoyed immensely!).

Thank you again for all your efforts on our behalf!"

~Pat Lynn Moses, MA, MHR, ART-BC, LPC

"What fanastic packing unlike other places down here. Great dealing with professionals."

~Jose from Cental Otago

"Thank you so much for making it so easy to get supplies."

~Meralda from Pitcairn Island

"Awesome service. You guys rock.

I haven't been able to find this template at ANY NZ stores, French Art Shoppe, Gordon Harris, TradeMe, even tried The Warehouse and Warehouse stationery!

I lost this template a couple of weeks ago in the middle of a project and you've made finding a replacement a breeze.

A+ service and you can quote me on that.

Thanks again!"

~N Parker from Wellington

"Received my order today in great condition. Thank you so much for your quick service and well wrapped shipping."

~Sharen from Katikati

"Thanks Sandy. You've just become my sole provider ! Cheers"

~Bob from Fiordland

"Hi there.I just wanted to say "thank you" for your excellent service and delivery of goods just as ordered.

I will definitely be shopping with you again and will recommend you to anyone I know with similar interests. Kind Regards."

~Brian from Wellington

"Thanks so much for sending my order of liquitex paint to me in Dunedin. I couldn't find this paint anywhere in Dunedin so I was so pleased to find it online. You've made shopping in Auckland easier and faster than shopping in Dunedin!"

~Charmaine from Dunedin

"Hi Sandy. Thank you again for arranging these and getting them for us so promptly. Regards, Robert."

~Y&R Advertising, Auckland

"Order received thanks. Well packed and in good condition. Thank you."

~Dorothy from Inglewood

"Hi Folks, Hey, that is service; fast service. Package arrived at 3pm today. Thank you. Regards,"

~Graham from Auckland

"Thank you for prompt delivery of my supplies. Fantastic packaging."

~G.T. Cabinfever from Wanaka

"Hi, just to let you know my order arrived safe and sound. Really pleased, so quick, thank you so much for the excellent customer service."

~Marilynne from Palmerston North

"My Gioconda pastel pencils arrived safely, and thank you for the gift of the Progresso Aquarelle pencil. Always great dealing with you and I appreciate the excellent service."

~Nyle from Marlborough

"Hi Sandy and Jim. Pastels received today in good order. Thanks so much, I love them! Great to be able to deal with you."

~Pauline from Stratford

How to buy

Note: we do not deliver outside New Zealand.

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

For privacy, returns and security policies please read our policies page.


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