Art Supplies

Living outside a built up area can mean art supplies are difficult to acquire. Thankfully these days there are numerous online art supplies offering fast and reliable service with secure transaction facilities. They also offer very competitive pricing, as shoppers can compare prices without setting foot outside their studio door. Here is a rundown of some of the best.

Art Supplies Online
United States

Blick Art Materials – Established since 1911, Quick service, Huge Catalogue, Good Prices
Accepts PayPal, Amazon Payments and Credit Cards – Savings at Dick Blick’s

Cheap Joes – Established 1987, 365 day return policy, Large Catalogue, Good Prices
Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards

Cheap Joe carries 1/2″ Bristle Brushes combined in a set of 3 with a 1″ and 2″ for under $4


Jerry’s Artarama – Established 1968, Large Catalogue, Fast Shipping, Good Prices
Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards


United Kingdom/Europe

Ken Bromley  - Established 1994, Ships worldwide, Rewards Points, Competitive Prices, Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards, Free Catalogue 

Great Art – Established for over 50 years, shipping 55,000 packages per month. Warehouses in Europe and UK. Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards

Art Discount – Established for over 100 years in the UK. Large Catalogue, Competitive prices, Next Day Delivery in UK, Loyalty Points. Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards.



The Art Shop – Melbourne based, ships quickly to anywhere. Good Prices and comprehensive catalogue. Gift Voucher Service. Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards.

Senior Art Supplies – Good Range, Good Prices, Fast Shipping. Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards. Requires signup and login

The Art Scene – Sydney based. Fast service, competitive prices, large catalogue. Accepts PayPal and Credit Cards.


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John Lovett is an Australian artist working in oils, watercolor and mixed media. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and USA. John’s passion for his work and his open easy approach to teaching make his books, DVD’s and workshops thoroughly enjoyable, extremely informative and always very popular. His articles are regularly featured in “International Artist” magazine.      



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