We are often asked about the materials we use. As the site develops we will be adding lots if information we hope you find useful to this page, about what we use and why.
buying art materials
We are also asked where these materials can be purchased.
Online we find the following shops very useful and reliable:
Jacksons Art Supplies Jacksons are giving their website a new look over the next month or so. If the new design of Spring catalogue is a hint of things to come it will make shopping online a pleasure. It is very clear and easy to use!
Locally we shop at:
Harbeton Art Workshop in Totnes. We are very sad to tell you that after many years of being the best art shop in the area Harbeton Art Workshop closed in December 2016. This art shop will be sadly missed by the many local artists who were grateful of the service it provided. Knowledgeable staff and the opportunity to see colours and sample materials before buying them should not be underestimated, nor set aside for the sake of saving a few pennies by buying online. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ART SHOP!
Truro Arts Company Not quite so local, but very good. knowledgeable staff, and a good range of artist quality materials. And there is an excellent cafe adjoining the art shop! if you are in truro it is worth a visit. (Not an on-line shop)
Bargain Arts We know the shop in Topsham, a real treasure trove. Don't be misled by the name, the staff know their products and can advise you on what to buy. They stock a good range of artists quality materials. (Not an online shop)
The Range, Plymouth has had a change of policy in the art department. They no longer stock Bockingford paper, and are more craft and hobby orientated. You might get lucky there, but we no longer have confidence that we will find products of artist quality there.