Colart

The World's Leading Supplier of Artists' Materials

Innovation

A commitment to innovation

Over the centuries, ColArt brands have worked with artists to better answer their needs. For example, the collapsible tube first launched by Winsor & Newton made on-site painting possible and fuelled the Impressionist Movement in Europe in the nature. Then and today our products are made with the careful craftsmanship, ensuring that our unique products continue to achieve the quality demanded by a new generation of artists. Today, ColArt is by far the leading supplier of artists’ materials in the world, with a strong brand portfolio consisting of:

Winsor & Newton

Founded 1832 – Winsor & Newton has always been core to the world of art materials and proudly maintains the pledge of manufacturing “The World’s Finest Artist’ Materials”. It is a brand committed to advancing fine art material by successfully marrying science with art. Winsor & Newton answers all artists’ needs be it in watercolour, oil colour or acrylic.
Henry Newton and William Winsor were involved with the leading artists of their time – J.M.W. Turner for example – and to this day, the brand strives to keep up with the latest developments in the art world and takes an active part in the artist community.

The brand has built its reputation on the quality and reliability of the products, combined with continual product development, improvement and innovation.

Reeves

Founded 1766 – Reeves heritage is equally impressive. From the development of William Reeves’ moist watercolour ‘cake’ Reeves continues to lead innovation within the fine art, hobby and craft, education colours, grounds and accessories – Reeves is a leader in the new and rapidly growing ‘introduction to Fine Art’ category for beginners making Reeves the fastest growing art brand in the world.

Lefranc & Bourgois

Founded in 1720, Ms. Lefranc initiated in France what is now known as the Fine Arts industry by agreeing to grind paints for an artist – an activity formerly undertaken by the artist or their apprentice. For nearly 3 centuries, Lefranc & Bourgeois continues to use its skills and know-how to achieve the quality required for the fine arts together with expanding its ranges for children, crafters and home decoration.

Liquitex

Founded 1955 – Liquitex is the world leader in artists’ acrylics. Liquitex colours and mediums have been developed as a complete system for work on virtually all porous surfaces and with an unlimited range of speciality effects, from thick sculptural applications to thin permanent watercolour like application and everything in between. Liquitex products are known for their versatility and are well-suited for all applications and techniques. From traditional to experimental to cutting-edge contemporary and from artists just beginning their journey to professional artists.

 

Conté à Paris

In 1795, Nicholas-Jacques Conté improved the quality and the production techniques of pastel leads, which had been used since the 14th century by Italian artists. Since this development, many artists and great masters like Delacroix, Degas and Picasso have chosen Conté à Paris pastels for drawing or painting.

Snazaroo

Founded 1989 – Snazaroo produces the finest face and body art materials and is the leading choice for everyone who wants the fun of painting without any concerns for safety and quality. Whether looking at face paints for the first time or a seasoned professional, Snazaroo provides something for everyone with the reassurance of being skin friendly, non toxic and washable.