Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK online retailers selling art supplies
Headers: Painting Films
Want to improve your artistic skills? APV Films has a very good range of videos and dvds of professional artists at work. You can see trailers of some of the films before you decide to buy. Founded in 1985, APV Films is one of the formost producers of art films in the UK.
Headers: Airbrush & Compressors, Artist Accessories, Books, Brushes, Canvas, Children's Products, Craft Products, Drawing Equipment, Easels, Eco Friendly Products, Home, Office & Stationery, Laptop Cases, Pads, Paper & Board, Paints, Pastels, Pencils, Pens, Markers & Inks, Presentation Portfolios
Large range of quality art products at competitive prices. Very easy to navigate website with bulk buying options available. Art Discount is based in Blackpool.
Art Supplies UK
Headers: Accessories, Canvas, Card / Boards, Drawing Boards, Drawing Materials, Drawing Projectors, Easels, Framing & Cutting Equipment, Light Boxes, Modelling Materials, Paints, Paper, Photography, Portfolios, Print Racks, Screen Printing, Storage Solutions, Additional Items
Very large range of art supplies from a wide variety of suppliers. Art Supplies UK is based in Victoria Docks,
London E16 4AL.
Headers: Accessories, airbrushing, Books, Brushes, Knives, Colour Shapers, Caligraphy, Charcoal, Children's Art & Craft, Crafts, DVDs, Easels, Graphic & Technical Drawing, Inks, Mediums, Primers & Varnishes, Paints, Paper & Canvas, Pastels & Crayons, Pnecils, Pens, Gift Vouchers
Excellent range of artists supplies from all leading brands. Artifolk is based in Portsmouth.
• Free Mainalnd Delivery on orders >£40
Headers: Sketchbooks & Spiral Books, Pads , Art Holdalls, Portfolios & Sleeves, Display Files, Brushes,
Papers, Stretched Canvas, Easels & Mannequins, Card, Mountboard, Foamboard, Modelling, Plastic & Foam Sheet, Paints & Inks, Drawing Media, Glue & PVA, Cutting & Taping, Acrylic / Perspex Sheet
Large range of art supplies. ArteSaver is owned and operated by Seawhite of Brighton Ltd, Partridge Green, West Sussex.
• International Delivery Available
Headers: Fine Art & Craft Materials
Very wide range of art and craft supplies from card making materials to canvas by the metre. Most leading brands stocked. Chromos Art is the online branch of Chromos of Canterbury.
• Free Delivery on orders >£40
Headers: Stretched Canvas, Adhesives & Tapes, Airbrushing Supplies, Bob Ross, Books & Videos, Brushes, Drawing & Sketching, Easels, Marker Pens, Mount & Foam Board, Painting - Watercolour, Painting - Acrylic, Painting - Oil, Painting - Other, * Paper, Pads and Blocks, Pastels, Pencils, Portfolio Cases, Projectors & Lightboxes, Studio Accessories
Competitively priced art supplies from leading brands. Discount Art is based in Shipley.
Emrys Art Supplies
Headers: Card Making and Hobbies, Books, Accessories, Brushes, Canvas and Surfaces, Easels, Bob Ross, Paints, Pastels and Crayons, Pens, Pencils and Ink
Established in 1993, Emrys Art Supplies has two "real" shops, in Carmarthen and Haverfordwest, as well as the online shop.
Headers: Raw Materials, Supports, Paints, Brushes & Palettes, Easels, Drawing, Calligraphy, Graphics & Design, Printing, Ceramics & Modelling, Sculpture & Carving, Textiles, Hobbies, Framing
Great range of art materials, stocking all leading brands. Buy online or request a catalogue. Great Art is based in Alton, Hampshire.
Heaton Cooper Studio
Headers: Fine Art Gallery, Art Materials, Bookshop
As well as original paintings by Alfred & William Heaton Cooper (and other members of the family), you can buy prints, cards, a very wide range of artists materials, and books. You can buy online or visit the shop which is in Grasmere in the Lake District.
• International Delivery Available
Jackson's Art Supplies
Headers: Art Supplies
Specialist art materials with a very wide range of products to suit professional artists and hobbyists alike, whether you are interested in painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile painting or printmaking.
Jackson's Art Supplies is based in London.
• Special Features: Price match guarantee
• Free Delivery on orders >£39
Ken Bromley Art Supplies
Headers: Accessories, Books, Brushes, Canvas, Easels, Gifts, Learn to Paint, Paints & Mediums, Paper, Pastels & Crayons, Pens, Pencils & Inks, Perfect Paper Stretcher
Excellent range of artist's supplies, from "learn to paint" kits to artograph projectors and from art books to colour mixing guides. Plus more paint and brushes than you can shake a stick at. Very good. Founded in 1994, Ken Bromley Art Supplies is based in Bolton.
Lawrence Art Materials
Headers: Art Supplies, Printmaking, Gift Vouchers
Lawrence Art Materials has been supplying artists since 1859 - I guess they are pretty good at it by now! Huge range of art materials from wood engraving blocks to water colour pencils. Lawrence Art Materials is based in Hove.
London Graphic Centre
Headers: Graphic Supplies, Artists Supplies, Studio Equipment, Gifts & Stationery
Large range of supplies for artists and designers. London Graphic Centre was formed in 1973 and now has four London retail outlets as well as the online store.
Norwich Art Supplies
Headers: Paper, Paints, Brushes, Painting Surfaces & Stetchers, Drawing, Printmaking, Craft Supplies, Accessories, Pigments, Waxes & Resins, Gilding Supplies
Norwich Art Supplies is a family run business based in (yes, you got it) Norwich, with a fine online range of artists andcraft materials from major brands.
Headers: Writing Pads, Drawing Pads, Plain or Printed.Flipcharts, Holographic Card, Photographic Paper, Playpacks and Various Coloured Paper and Card For Craft Workers.
They really do have all sorts of paper stuff here from plain old computer paper to sticky backed paper to flourecent card to foil sticker Starwars books. The main links are just page numbers but this works well as there are only 12 of them and it is easy to flick through the site and find what you want. Also you find things you didn't know you wanted! And you always can use the search facility if you want a particular product.
Headers: Artists Supplies, Craft Supplies
Large range of art and crafts materials for card making and scrapbooking, painting and drawing and more, plus stationery, ceramics and children's crafts. Purple Nimbus is a family run business and is based in Folkstone.
Headers: Fine Quality Artist Canvas, Canvas Stretchers, Canvas Fabric
Hand assembled canvases, stretchers and canvas fabric (100% cotton duck). Wide range of canvases for the professional and amateur painter. You can also request a canvas sample for free.
Headers: Art, Graphic and Craft Materials
Very large range of artists and craft materials from suppliers such as Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney and many more. Studioartshop is owned and operated by Dodgson Fine Arts Limited, Lancaster.
Headers: Office Supplies, Paper Products, Ink & Toner Supplies, Technology & Machines, Furniture & Seating, Warehouse & Janitorial
Viking Direct is the UK's largest office supplies retailer to small and mid-sized businesses, offering access to over 15,000 office products. The company was founded in the USA in the 1960's, and sells worldwide. Prices shown exclude VAT. They also sell a wide range of custom printed items (see print shop).
• Free Delivery on orders >£30
W H Smith
Headers: Books, DVD & Video, Music, Games, Stationery & Cards, Magazines & Gifts
WHSmith.co.uk is one of the most trusted sites on the Internet, offering you access to over 2.1 million products, including 1.5 million books and thousands of CDs, DVDs, videos, computer games and stationery products. They are pretty good for book prices and have some good 2 for 1 deals but if you are just looking for, say, 1 CD you would probably advised to check out other more specialised sites first.
Headers: Artists Materials, Children's Section, Craft Materials, Office & Statinery Products
Impressive range of art materials including a great range especially for children. Ziggy Art is baed in Southport.