Interesting Facts

William Mitchell has been designing and manufacturing exceptional calligraphy products for almost 200 years.
The authentic choice.

Did you know that Adamstown Art has the most extensive range of watercolours in Australia. Lots to choose from.

Girault started making soft pastels in 1780. Still artisian made today.

Leonard has been making artist brushes in France since 1715. Experience counts.

Boutique Fine Art Supplies

Artists seek out Adamstown Art for their dependability, good prices, friendly advice and quality range of fine art materials. Learn more about Adamstown Art.


20% Off Schmincke Super Granulation Watercolours

Schmincke Super Granulation watercolours provide intense granulation and colour separation, giving wonderful effects that you can use to enhance your paintings. Each of the 40 colours has a novel combination of pigments which are predominantly semi transparent or semi opaque. The granulation effect is stronger on rougher papers.

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15% Off Kusakabe Professional Artist Watercolours

The Kusakabe artist watercolours are available in a range of 90 colours and are of exceptional value. The watercolours provide highly saturated transparent colour and behave extremely well on the paper. The paints are also environmentally and people friendly. Many high performance organic pigments are used instead of pigments such as cadmium and cobalt.

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New: Two Rivers Coloured & Historical Watercolour Papers

The Two Rivers coloured watercolour paper is 410gsm and available in cream, oatmeal, sand, green and grey. The historical papers are made from cotton and linen rag, with other fibre inclusions, to recreate the warm tones and surfaces familiar to artists in the late 18th Century. The papers are available as Turner Blue Wove, Girtin Antique Cream and David Cox Wove.

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25% Off Daniel Smith Sets of 6 Half Pans

There are 5 sets of six half pans to choose from. Each set has a travel case, 6 colours and 9 empty half pans so you can expand the set as needed.

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20% Off Roman Szmal Sets

The Roman Szmal Aquarius watercolour sets are available in travel tins, wooden boxes and cardboard boxes. Each colour is made in small batches to ensure quality control. The watercolours contain high quality gum arabic, glycerin, linden honey, distilled water and pure pigments. A very desirable watercolour with a unique range that is also provides exceptional value.

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15% Off QoR Mini Sets of 6 Half Pans

QoR have two mini sets available which are; Reflective Colours and Intense Colours. QoR uses a unique binder called Aquazol which is able to hold greater amounts of pigment than the traditional gum arabic binder. The result is more intense colours with minimal shift in colour from wet to dry.

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15% Off Amatruda Sets for Painters

The Amatruda sets contain 10 sheets of 340gsm pure cotton handmade watercolour paper. Each sheet had deckled edges and is natural white in colour. The ten sheets can be removed easily from the open top folder which itself is made from ivory cotton paper and sealed with wax.

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20% Off Bruynzeel Watercolour Pencil Sets

These superior watercolour pencils have a highly pigmented 3.7 mm colour core which provides excellent colour transfer. The colour is completelty soluable in water and great results can be obtained by applying a damp brush to the desired areas in your drawings. Since 1948 Bruynzeel has been ensuring every pencil produced reflects Dutch quality. Bruynzeel quality is assured by using the best pigments and sustainable wood.

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20% Off Amatruda Amalfi Series Journals

Amatruda Amalfi Series Journals have covers featuring several different views of the Amalfi coastline. The journals feature forty pages of handmade cellulose paper with feathered edges. The journals are handmade and bound with leather ties. The journals are unlined and the paper is fountain pen and art friendly.

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20% Off Leuctturm B5 Composition Journals

The softcover B5 Composition notebooks are 254x178mm and feature 123 numbered pages of 80gsm paper, two page markers, an index section and a gusseted pocket at the back.

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New Blue Island Press Notecard Designs

Blue Island Press feature many Australian artists as well as archived artists from Museums and Galleries around the world. Blue Island Press own their own printing press so they can use the finest art papers available for their products.

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Pastel Specials

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20% Off Sennelier Black Box Set of 120 Half Sticks

Buy a set of 24 J Luda and Receive 6 Extra Pastels for Free

20% Off Rembrandt Sets of 30

$100 Off Sennelier Set of 120 Oil Pastels

15% Off Lux Archival Packs of 5 & 10

$75 Off Schmincke Wooden Box Set of 60

15% Off Joanne Barby Pan Pastel Sets

Best Price for Unison Pastels

20% Off Holbein Singles

15% Off Bruynzeel Pastel Pencil Sets

15% Off Hahnemuhle Pastel Sketch Pads

The Big Pan Pastel Sale


New: Kusakabe Aqyla

A new type of artist paint

Aqyla is a water based alkyd resin paint which combines and enhances the benefits of both oil and water based paints to give you a totally immersive painting experience.

  • Use Aqyla by itself or in conjunction with Oils.
  • The surface dries in approximately 30 minutes. Quick but not rushed.
  • Multi surface - use paper, canvas, glass, porcelain, metal, cloth, plaster and some plastics.
  • Dilute with water. Wash up with soap & water.
  • Pleasant to use with low odour and no cadmium, lead or mercury used.

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15% Off William Mitchell Dip Pen Sets

William Mitchell has an extensive range of dip pen sets for calligraphy covering all of the popular writing and drawing styles. William Mitchell was established as a nib manufacturer in 1825 and has been designing and manufacturing exceptional calligraphy products for almost 200 years.

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New: Clairfontaine Paint on Paper

Pads, Journals and Sheets

The Clairfontaine Paint On paper is an exceptional mixed media paper suitable for pencil, pen, ink, gouache, watercolour and acrylic. The paper is available in a range of colours, pads, journals and sheets. The paper is a heavyweight 250gsm and very strong. Of note is that the surface will take a lot of working and stands up to erasing and wet media.

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15% Off Sennelier Gouache Wooden Box Set

Sennelier Gouache is a true artists gouache being made using the same high quality pigments present in the Sennelier watercolour and oil paints. The set includes 14 colours, a large white, brushes, accessories and a lovely wooden box.

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New: Liquid Gouache

Designed for calligraphy, but just as happy in art projects the liquid gouache provides lightfast opaque colour that is convenient and easy to paint out. It has an acrylic base, dries quickly and brushes out exceptionally well.

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$100 Off Aerocolor Carry Case Set of 37

Aero Color Professional are liquid, intensely coloured and highly lightfast acrylic inks. They can be used for acrylic painting, sketching, airbrushing and mixed-media techniques. They are suitable for application by brush, dip pens, technical pens, pouring and with an airbrush. Aero Color is water resistant when dry and dries with a satin finish. It also has excellent adhesion properties on a wide range of surfaces and excellent lightfastness ratings being either 4 or 5 star across the range.

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20% Off Spectrlite Premium Acrylic Inks

The inks are brilliant, lightfast, waterproof acrylics that flow like watercolour. Made with the finest ground pigments sourced from around the world Spectralite is excellent on paper or canvas and can also be used on board, wood or metal. Spectralite works for illustration, calligraphy, airbrushing and any artistic venture where liquid brilliant colour is needed.

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15% Off Leonard Chungking Bristle Brushes

Bristle brushes are very good for sketching out, impasto, scrumbling, drybrush techniques and general brushwork. The Leonard Chungking bushes have interlocked fibres making them resistant to fraying and providing the strength needed to apply thick paints easily and smoothly.

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20% Off Norma Blue Watermixable Oil Sets

Norma Blue are water mixable oil paints. They can be painted and cleaned with water instead of solvent. The oils have a buttery consistency, mix extremely well with water and are reflective of the regular professional Norma Oils. All of the oils have either excellent or good lightfastness and the range includes the special transparent colours Schmincke are renowned for.

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25% Off Renesans Maxi Acryl Wooden Box Set

Traditional heavy body acrylic paint with a moderate and uniform gloss. High quality resin combined with a careful selection of European and American pigments gives these paints high lightfastness ratings and the advantages of durable and flexible paint layers.

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20% Off Primacryl Set of 8 60ml Tubes

Primacryl is a premium acrylic colour using modern pigments in exceptionally high concentration. All colours in the range are rated four or five stars for lightfastness ensuring the quality expected of Schmincke paints. The colours have practically no colour shift between wet and dry.

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15% Off Golden Fluid Set of 10 30ml Bottles

Golden fluid paints are highly pigmented permanent acrylic colours which provide the advantage of allowing you to use a thin paint which offers fine dispersion, very intense colour, flexibility and good adhesion.

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