Online Art Suppliers in the UK - Resources for Artists

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This resource is about

online retailers who provide details of their stock online. 

This page lists:

  • online retailers in the UK who supply art materials and equipment via e-shops and/or mail order
  • provides an overview of fine art materials supplies found online from suppliers in the UK. 

I'm sharing details of online retailers that I've used and online retailers recommended to me by friends.  Not all offer e-shops - for some you can only order via e-mail, telephone or by worldwide mail order. 

Also see this thread on my blog Resources for artists - art materials and art suppliers.  Please remember opinions are just that and what works out best for me and others might not work out best for you.

Making a Mark reviews......

Things to watch out for
Check despatch costs
  • Discounts: Online suppliers can choose to offer deep discounts on prices found in retail stores.
  • Different prices: Suppliers who have both retail and online supplies may have two different pricing structures and/or deals which are only available online.
  • Overseas customers should remember to check with their Customs whether they will have any import tax to pay.
  • Shipping:  what might seem cheap on an item by item basis may start to look a lot more expensive by the time you've added in the shipping.
  • Order quantities: work out what is the best size of order to take advantage of any deals on free shipping

Name and location of retailer
/ contact details

Details / CommentsUsed by me Used by friends
Use again?
Heaton Cooper Studio Ltd - Art Materials
The Heaton Cooper Studio Ltd, Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9SX, UK.
Telephone 015394 35280
(9.00 am till 5 pm, Mondays to Saturdays. Call costs at standard rates.)
Fax 015394 35797
Retail art shop in Grasmere in the Lake District with online retail for purchase of art materials and art supplies.  Run by a family who have been in the art business for a long time. They also sell original paintings and prints of the notable Lake District landscape artists, William Heaton Cooper and Alfred Heaton Cooper.
UK delivery charges are fixed rates regardless of package contents. Use either Parcel Force 48 hour service, or Royal Mail first class letter post for smaller lightweight items.

COMMENT:  Heaton Cooper are a very reliable on-line supplier of artist quality art supplies. I've ordered stock and have found that their site has a really excellent selection of fine art materials from a range of manufacturers - including some which are hard to find elsewhere. They're not the cheapest but the stock always arrives promptly and is extremely well packaged. They have also been extremely helpful tracking down a package which went astray at my end.  I regard them as very reliable and very helpful.
L Cornelissen & Son
105 Great Russell Street,

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7636 1045
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7636 3655
Cornelissen & Son was established in 1855.  They offer a worldwide mail order service for the thousands of specialist items they supply.
The website indicates the many ranges of products stocked.   Catalogues can be downloaded.
No online facility for ordering.  However a mail order service is offered using phone, fax and by E-Mail.  See contacts for methods of secure order or enquiry.
(shop only)
Green & Stone - Fine Art Materials
259 Kings Road, Chelsea
London SW3 5EL
Tel: 0044 (0)20 7352 0837
Fax: 0044 (0)20 7351 1098
Email :
At present Green & Stone do not offer the facilities to buy online but do offer an excellent Mail Order service and can send most items to most destinations.  Browse through the online catalogues, then contact by email, post or phone, with your requirements. They will check to see if the item(s) are in stock then contact you to arrange payment and delivery. Yes
(shop only)
Ken Bromley Art Supplies - Discount Mail Order Artists' Materials
Curzon House, Curzon Road, Bolton, BL1 4RW,
United Kingdom
Tel: 01204 381900
Fax: 01204 381123 e-mail:
Artists' materials at discount prices. Supply a wide range of paints, paper, canvas, brushes, easels, accessories and more. Fast and friendly service.
Free shipping on orders over 40
Viven Blackburn says:  "I like Ken Bromley - I usually look up online and then order by phone as it is still a family business and they are very very helpful. They don't carry the range of larger companies but the prices are very competitive and the 'real person' with knowledge to talk to is a major bonus :)"
 to be continued!