There are many online suppliers, some with interesting specialities.Also below are a few general suppliers, and locals who are always worth looking at.
Jackson’s Art Supplies
This site is supposedly run by artists, for artists. I have always found them very helpful and knowledgable. They supply a variety of high quality paints, and will make up canvases in any size or shape. The physical catalogue is a total joy, worth many hours of browsing, wishing, pondering, and dreaming.
Cass art is a well established retail chain based in Islington, London. Their online sales are relatively new. The staff in the shops are always very helpful and knowledgable. I haven’t quizzed anyone online as yet. Cass Art offer a wide range of paints, pens, pencils, canvases etc. nearly all at a good discount price. I like to use their packs of ready prepared canvases, especially the linen ones. They offer fewer high quality choices than Jackson’s but probably better deals at the cheaper end.
Their shops are well worth the visit – Islington is a huge treasure trove, but the one tucked behind the National Portrait Gallery may be easier to get to.
Art Discount, or Grantham’s Art and Graphic Supplies
Art Discount are a very useful source of cheaply priced everyday useful stuff. I get packs of cartridge paper for example. They are always efficient and well priced so I tend to check their prices for a lot of things.
Worth a look to see if they have any discount equipment that you need. Sometimes they have discounted art history books too.
Noble Art Supplies
Art shop in Salisbury that is filling the gap left by the demise of the Complete Artist. Knowledgable owner with many years experience working in art shops. The Facebook site has local news for anyone interested in the arts.
Jo C-J Framing
Jo does much of my framing and is a joy to work with. She knows her stuff and keeps a sense of humour despite ponderous indecision on my part.
No website yet, but you can contact her by email:
All over the place. My local two are in Andover and Salisbury. Cheap art materials; always worth a look.