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Gift Cards

Gift Certificate Cards

Give a gift of choice. Use them on supplies, classes, workshops, framing and more... Never Expires. 

Pre-Framed Canvases with Floater Frames

Pre-Framed Canvases with Floater Frames

Excellent for art shows! Ready for painting and ready for hanging.

Golden Open Acrylic Paint

Golden Open Acrylic Paint

GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics are a slow-drying formulation with a slightly softer consistency than GOLDEN Heavy Body paints. The increased working time allows for more traditional techniques once only possible with oils.

M. Graham Oil Paint Tube

M. Graham Oil Paint

Calgary's best paint value. Rich. These paints are the smoothest paints I've ever used.

Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Large Pans

Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Large Pans

Versatile. Clean. Great for beginners because the colours don't mix together. Perfect for large scale work or large brushes.

Edgar Payne - Composition Of Outdoor Painting

Edgar Payne - Composition Of Outdoor Painting

"If you can only buy one book on Composition of Outdoor Painting, this is the one!"

Unison Pastel

Unison Pastels

$5.99

The smoothest pastels made. Exceptional colour range. Soft. Bright. Beautiful. Professional. 

"MEGA" H Frame Beech Easel

Will hold canvas sizes up to 84"! Folds flat. Sturdy, functional and a solid piece of furniture that will add stability to your studio.

Canvas Primed Cotton Rolls

Canvas Primed Cotton Rolls

Ready to roll. 100% cotton duck canvas is ideal for painting with oils, acrylics, or alkyds.

Canvas Unprimed Cotton Roll

Canvas Unprimed Cotton Roll

Unprimed canvas sold on a roll or by the foot. Suitable for oils, acrylics, and alkyd paints

Derwent Inktense Pencils

Derwent Inktense Pencils

Pencil to ink in just one wash.

Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils

Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils

Oil-free leads. Perfect complement to pastel crayons for details, but also on their own. Compact lead containing the highest quality pigments. Ideal for drawing lines and shading as well as blending.

Gamblin Oil Colors Logo

Gamblin Oil Colors

Handcrafted. Luscious. Finest possible materials.

Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel

Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel

Keep a safe studio. Features: smooth flow and transparency, yet holds the shape of your brushmark; Moderately fast drying rate and increased gloss. {REVIEW}

H.J. Finest Hog Bristle Brush

H.J. Finest Hog Bristle Brush

Finest quality, great for oil painting. Long metalic blue. Brights, filberts, flats, rounds or angled.

Jack Richeson Adjustable Pine Lyre Easel

Jack Richeson Adjustable Pine Lyre Easel

Artists on a strict budget can afford this great easel constructed of sturdy pine wood to keep the quality high and the cost low.

Linen Rolls

Linen Rolls

Acrylic primed, Oil primed, or unprimed Currently Featuring: Galcia #588 Acrylic Double Primed Linen (Medium Tooth) Comes on a roll 54" Wide.

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint

Set of 48 Tubes. SALE $46 Reg. $71.00

Excellent for traveling

M. Graham Fine Artists' Watercolour

M. Graham Fine Artists' Watercolour

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

Formulations created with exceptional amounts of pigment in a time-honored binding medium of pure gum arabic and natural blackberry honey.

Nielsen Bainbridge EcoCare Graphic Frames

Nielsen Bainbridge EcoCare Graphic Frames

3 styles to choose from: Natural, Rich Bamboo and Black.

Nitram Fine Art Charcoal

Nitram Fine Art Charcoal

Big Blocks 25% Off

Considered the finest charcoal for drawing by professional artists.

PRO ART French Style Easel With Level Bevel

PRO ART French Style Easel With Level

Good for the traveling artist, outdoor painting and also in the studio. This one has a level built in.

Studio Designs Futura Glass Station Silver/Black

Studio Designs Futura Glass Station Silver/Black

Heavy gauge steel construction and beautiful safety glass for durability.

Utrecht Oil Paint

Utrecht Oil Paint

30 - 50% Off 37ml tubes

Professional Oil Colours. Affordable. 60 Years of Oil Paint Craftsmanship.

Winsor & Newton Artist Oil Paint

Winsor & Newton Artist Oil Paint

Winsor & Newton artist oils. Famous for high quality. Professional. Pure. 120 Colours. 

Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Paints

Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Paint Tubes

Beautiful, brilliant, bright with greatest possible concentration of pigment. Made since 1832. Choice of artists all over the world.

Ampersand Gessobord

Ampersand Gessobord

25% Off

Superior Quality. Consistent, bright white finish with just the right level of absorbency - will not dull colors.

Panels for Oil & Acrylics. Great for studio or outdoor painting.

Derwent Watercolour Pencils

Derwent Watercolour Pencils

The beauty of watercolour. The precision of pencil. Soft in texture. Easy to blend and layer. 72 Bright Colours.

Guerrilla Painter 6x8 LapTop

Guerrilla Painter Boxes

5x7 Pocket Box • Summer Sale $109 reg $159 That's $50 off!

Perfect for travel and quick paintings on-the-go. comes with a built-in universal tripod mount for use with a camera tripod.

Guerrilla Painter 6x8 LapTop

Guerrilla Painter Brushes

Set of four flats: SALE $19.99 reg.$26.95

Fit perfectly in our pochade boxes. For oil and acrylic.

Saunders Waterford watercolour paper

Saunders Waterford Series Watercolour 200lb Paper Sheets

Exquisite 200lb watercolour paper traditionally made and endorsed by the Royal Watercolour Society.

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Sets

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Sets

Famous for combining a modern brush nib design with traditional India ink. Odourless, permanent, waterproof, lightfast ink.

Check out the amazing results in this sketchbook (video)...

Arches Watercolour Paper Sheets

Arches Watercolour Paper Sheets

Direct from the manufacturer 90lb, 140lb, 300lb, oversized sheets and blocks all at low prices.This month the 300lb Rough is on SPECIAL. Never tried Rough? YOU MUST!

Canson Montval Watercolour & All-Media Field Books

Canson Montval Watercolour & All-Media Field Books

All-Media 50 sheets or Field book of 20 watercolour sheets proportioned for your landscapes.

Van Gogh Oil Colours

Van Gogh Oil Colours

Economical oil colours are great for artists looking for quality & value.

Foam Core Board

Foam Core Board

Lightweight but strong and rigid to resist denting and crushing.

Mat Board

Mat Board

We've got you covered. Regular, Conservation, Rag, Different colours, thicknesses and styles.

SourceTek Linen Panels - Premium

SourceTek Linen Panels

We are proud to be the new Canadian distributor for SourceTek linen panels - by far the best panels for painting!

C-2 Plein Air Frame

C-11 Plein Air Frame

  • 22x28
    SALE $89
    Reg $189
  • 20X24
    SALE $79
    Reg $175
Craftech Sienna Plein Air Pochade Box and Accessories

Craftech Sienna Plein Air Pochade Box and Accessories

An easel and a palette in one. Lightest and smallest full easel available.

Mellotex Brilliant White Paper

Mellotex Brilliant White Paper

Price per sheet - only $4.95

NEW & SMOOOOTH

Virtually no detectable surface texture!

Simply Simmons Extra Large Brushes

Simply Simmons Extra Large Brushes

HUGE brushes for oil, acrylic and watercolour. Great quality at a great price.

Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Drawing Paper

Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Drawing Paper

Great paper for: Graphite pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal, sketching stick, pen & ink, marker, soft pastel, mixed media, oil pastel, light wash and collage.

Palette Painting Knives - New Age Collection

Palette Painting Knives - New Age Collection

31 unique shapes. Use with paint, paste, gels or encaustic wax.

Handy Porter -

GatorBox with GatorTrax - Panel Carrier & Storage Box

The only wet (or dry) painting panel carier and storage box you'll ever need. Perfect for travel, outdoor painting, workshops and in the studio. It is weather resistant and extremely durable.

Handy Porter -

Handy Porter - "Guerrilla Painter" Transport/Storage Boxes and Totes

Keep your paintings safe during transport or while they are drying. Great for plain-air painters or for your painting workshop.

Pastel Roz Box and Bag

Richeson Pastel Roz Box and Bag

The BEST Pastel carying sollution. Trays have foam inserts for the ultimate protection of your soft pastels. Fits Unisons perfectly. Beautiful brushed metal with foam inserts. Lightweight. A must for travel, classes or working outdoors. 

Robert Simmons Sapphire Brushes

Robert Simmons Sapphire Brushes

A superior blend of the highest-quality tapered synthetic filaments and finest european-dressed pure red sable. Great for watercolour, oil, acrylic, encaustic and more...

Faber-Castell Pitt Oil Base Pencil

Faber-Castell Pitt Oil Base Pencil

Oil, rather than wax. Lightfast. Will last over 100 years. These pencils will write on ANYTHING. Most importantly, on OIL PAINTINGS! A must have!

Multi Media Beech Studio Easel

Multi Media Beech Studio Easel

Premium quality oak. Easy to adjust. Perfect for oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastels and drawing. Folds flat.

Strathmore Blank Cards and Envelopes

Strathmore Blank Artist Trading Cards

These blank cards make it easy for artists to express themselves in a small format and exchange or share their creations.

Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Set

Winsor & Newton Artists' Professional Oil Bamboo Box Set

Professional quality box set with artists quality paint, brushes and everything else you need to create a masterpiece. Conveniently stored in a beautiful bamboo carying case. The perfect gift.

Winsor & Newton Galleria Acrylics

Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint

High quality smooth acrylic paint. Affordable.

Strathmore Toned Sketch Pad - 400 Series

Strathmore Toned Sketch Pad - 400 Series

For light and dark media. Warm Tan and Cool Gray. Excellent for graphite, chalk, charcoal, sketching stick, markers, china markers, colored pencils, pens and more.

Craftech Artisan Grand Studio Easel

Craftech Artisan Grand Studio Easel

Simply the most beautiful easel ever made.
Paint in style!

Solid American Ash wood construction in mahogany with lacquer finish. Large working table holds all kinds of items close at hand. Ample storage drawer with full ball bearing glides.

Soltek Easel

Soltek Easel

This is by far the best outdoor painting easel we've ever seen.

Adjustable, sturdy, stable. The big three for an easel. Also light and easily set up in 20 seconds.

Soltek Pro is the same as the original, but even taller! Legs extend 6" further for working higher.

Arches Watercolor Block

Arches Watercolor Block

Manufactured in the same French mill since 1492. Beautiful. Perfect in the studio or for traveling. No need to tape the paper down, the edges are glued to keep paper from buckling. 

Canson Mi-Teintes Touch sanded texture board

Canson Mi-Teintes Touch sanded texture board

Unique surface texture allows for many creative possibilities and layering of pigments. Pastels, charcoal, crayons, & acrylic perform beautifully.

Connoisseur #7 Round Kolinsky Sable Pocket Brush

Connoisseur #7 Round Kolinsky Sable Pocket Brush

Famous quality true Kolinski sable. Gold plated brass handle with matching cap that keeps the bristles safe in your pocket and perfect for travel. 

Daniel Smith Watercolor Tube

DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Tubes

Top quality watercolour paints with very pure pigments and an astounding range.

Artograph Tracer - Art Projector

Artograph Tracer - Art Projector

A basic art projector for the beginning artist, crafter or designer. Project images up to 14x enlargement for quick and accurate tracing. Murals, signs, banners, drawings...

Prismacolor Scholar Art Pencil Set

Prismacolor Scholar Art Pencil Set

Strong thick lead. Creamy. Blend colours easily. Great for students.

SpectraFix - Natural Spray Fixative

SpectraFix - Natural Spray Fixative

NATURAL Fixative Perfect For Holding: Pastel, Charcoal, Conte Crayon, Pencil, Casein, Watercolour, Tempera, Gouache and Under Oil Paints. Safe indoors!

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brushes

Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brushes

World's finest watercolour brush.

Yarka St. Petersburg Watercolor Pans - Sets

Yarka St. Petersburg Watercolor Pans - Sets

Made in Russia for a hundred years. Semi-Moist. Famous Quality. The lid is a palette and there is room for a brush. (we recommend the Kolinski travel brush). Great for travel.

Arches Text Wove

Arches Text Wove

Suggested Applications: Screen Printing, Offset Litho, Block Printing, Letterpress, Drawing, Laser Printing, Photocopying, Calligraphy, Bookbinding, Endleaf and Covers.

Canson Ingres Drawing Papers

Canson Ingres Drawing Papers

Lighter weight than Mi-Teintes, with a "laid" finish for pastel, pencil, or charcoal. Great for bookbinding.

Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Papers

Canson Mi-Teintes Drawing Papers

Classic French paper has a vellum-like texture on one side and a flat surface on the reverse.

Maidstone Fine Art Paper

Maidstone Fine Art Paper

Ideal for all sorts of uses. Excellent for printing. 100% Rag. Acid-Free.

Catalyst Silicone Painting Blades and Wedges

Catalyst Silicone Painting Blades

Tools that move paint. Great for oils and acrylics. ALSO - because they are heat-resistant, they excel with encaustics! 

Catalyst Silicone Painting Wedges

Catalyst Silicone Painting Wedges

Tools that move paint. Great for oils and acrylics. ALSO - because they are heat-resistant, they excel with encaustics! 

HJ Hard Cover Sketchbooks

HJ Hard Cover Sketchbooks

25% Off

YES - The one that lays flat! Landscape or Portrait.

Princeton 6300 Synthetic Bristle Brush

Princeton 6300 Synthetic Bristle Brush

Faux Brisle good for oils and great for acrylics, long handle.

Play Video ReviewRead & Watch the Video of Doug Swinton's Review...

Princeton Catalyst 6400 Synthetic Bristle Brush

Princeton Catalyst 6400 Synthetic Bristle Brush

Breakthrough science in brush-making. Unique bristle excellent for oils and acrylics. Super stiff yet still extremely responsive.

Brush Washer (Turp Pot)

Brush Washer (Turp Pot)

Leak-proof. Airtight. Rust-proof. Makes washing brushes fun, in the studio or on the road.

Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II Brushes

Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II Brushes

Excelent for Water Colour, but also fine for Acrylic & Oil.

Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Water-Resistant Ink

Daler-Rowney F&W Acrylic Water-Resistant Ink

Water resistant, permanent, light-fast, intermixable with acrylics, 38 colours.

Princeton 3050 Miniature Synthetic Sable Brush

Princeton 3050 Miniature Brushes

Synthetic Sable. Great for Watercolour and suitable for acrylics • Designed for detail work.

Princeton Cabernet Synthetic Brush

Princeton 7150 Natural Red Sable Brush

30% Off

Great for Watercolour • Affordable Red Sable • Short handle • Pure Kolinsky

Ampersand Aquabord

Ampersand Aquabord

The amazing watercolour surface! Aquabord is a clay coated hardboard panel that gives watercolorists unprecedented freedom and control.

Golden acrylic heavy body

GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics

Exceptionally smooth acrylic paint with thick consistency.Buttery! Excellent permanency and lightfastness. There are no fillers, extenders, opacifiers, toners, or dyes added.

Manilla & Cartridge Pads

Manilla & Cartridge Pads

Manilla paper pad is creamy yellow, light weight paper for all dry media. The creamy colour makes this paper great for conte and or pastel as well as graphite.

Cartridge paper pad is white drawing paper with a slight tooth. It is an affordable choice for students, schools and artists. Great for charcoal, graphite stick sketches, markers, and more.

Fredrix Archival Watercolor Canvas Board

Fredrix Watercolor Canvas Board

Revolutionary unique texture, acid-free, no buckling, lifting capabilities, durable, simply amazing.

Gamblin Galkyd Medium

Gamblin Galkyd Medium

Galkyd is an alkyd resin painting medium that increases the fluidity of oil colors and speeds their drying time. High Cohesion / Fast Dry.

Gamblin Galkyd Slow Dry

Gamblin Galkyd Slow Dry

Galkyd Slow Dry is formulated to have strength and flexibility and to keep the surface of oil paintings open for approximately three days. Low Cohesion / Slow Dry.

Gamsol Solvent

Gamsol Solvent

Odourless mineral spirits. Or somteimes called odourless thinners. High Cohesion / Slow Dry.

Gesso - Wood Formula (Black)

Gesso - Wood Formula (Black)

Perfectly seals the porous wood surface in preparation for painting.

Neo Megilp

Neo Megilp

Neo-Megilp oil painting medium is a soft, silky gel. Medium Cohesion / Moderate Dry.

Pro Art Artist's Acrylic Gesso

Pro Art Artist's Acrylic Gesso

Economically priced acrylic primer.

Fredrix Canvas Pads

Fredrix Canvas Pads

Real canvas in an economical pad. Ready for use with oils or acrylics.

Gamblin Cold Wax

Gamblin Cold Wax

Cold wax can be used to make oil colors thicker and more matte.

Gamblin Galkyd Lite

Gamblin Galkyd Lite

Galkyd Lite is different from galkyd because it is made from an alkyd resin that has a lower viscosity. Medium Cohesion / Fast Dry.

Gamblin GAMVAR Picture Varnish

Gamblin GAMVAR Picture Varnish

The perfect picture varnish. Gamvar Varnish was developed by Gamblin and conservators at the National Gallery. It is used on acrylic, alkyd and oil paintings.

Liquitex Large Palette Knives

Liquitex Palette Knives

High quality stainless steel blades. The complete range of 36 knives encompasses innovative and unique large scale shapes in addition to smaller, more traditional knives.

Paperblanks Sketchbooks & Journals

Paperblanks Sketchbooks & Journals

Beautiful designs. Artistic binding. Stylish patters. Gorgeous unique books for writing or drawing. Stunning renditions of classical books. Various styles, sizes and prices. Record your special moments in style.

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Copic Marker - Block Stand

Copic Marker - Block Stand

This expandable block stand makes a great studio desk accessory. Sections sold individually. Buy more and stack 'em.

Strathmore Blank Fine Art Greeting Cards

Strathmore Blank Fine Art Greeting Cards

Make your own cards! These blank cards make it easy for you to express yourself in watercolour, acrylic, oil, gouache, encaustic, markers, ink, graphite, etc. and to share your creations.

Masterson Sta-Wet Painter's Pal

Masterson Sta-Wet Painter's Pal

No more wasted paint! Keeps acrylics and other water-based paints moist. Once the lid is closed, the paints will stay in workable condition for weeks.

Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal

Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Seal

Air tight palette for oils or acrylics.

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