Art Materials

Art Materials Suppliers List

(a work in progress! )

Welcome to the list of suppliers of the materials I use to create my paintings. I am constantly evaluating my painting materials to ensure they are the best for my style and painting methods.

The list is provided solely as a service to artists who wish to find stockists of the materials I use. It is comprised of suppliers that we are sure stock the products shown. We have been in contact with many of them and in some cases they have specifically ordered in the product(s) for you.

The list is arranged by country (alphabetically). My aim is to make it as accurate and comprehensive as possible, but if you have additional information please let me know and contact me through my contact form. If any suppliers, wholesale or retail, big or small would like to be included on the list please let me know your contact details and the materials I use that you stock. Many thanks.

Parkers Art Supplies of Sydney, Australia, are a ONE STOP SHOP for all of the materials I use. They are art supply experts and ship the products to artists around the world. The prices on their website are in Australian dollars, which means the US$ price should be significantly lower (depending, of course, on the current exchange rate).

Click on the banner below for a direct link to the Susan Harrison-Tustain art supply page or use this link: https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=susan+harrison-tustain

Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Sets:

• da Vinci brush sets in leather pouches
• Schmincke Watercolor set in Japanned tin with mixing trays

A summary of my materials:

Brushes:

da Vinci Artists’ Brushes

Brushes I use:

  • ARTISSIMO Series 428 Size 3
  • MAESTRO Series 11 Size 6
  • MAESTRO Series 11 Size 1
  • NOVA Series 122 Size 4
  • NOVA Series 122 Size 2
  • COSMOTOP Series 5080 Size 50 (2”)

These 6 brushes are available individually or in the da Vinci Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Brushes set with sumptuous leather protective pouch (Set 1 on the Parkers website)

  • CASANEO Series 498 Size 0
  • CASANEO Series 898 Size 12
  • VARIO-TIP Series 1381 Size 6
  • CASANEO Series 5098 Size 40
  • CASANEO Series 5597 Size 10
  • CASANEO Series 5898 Size 8
  • NOVA Series 122 Size 2

These 7 brushes are available in the da Vinci Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Brushes set with sumptuous leather protective pouch (Set 2 on the Parkers website)

For more information please visit my Signature Sets Page – click HERE 

Artists’ Watercolours:

Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Finest Artists’ Watercolours

The 12 colours I use:

• Aureolin Modern
• Indian Yellow
• Translucent Orange
• Scarlet Red
• Alizarin Crimson
• Ruby Red
• Purple Magenta
• Ultramarine Finest (blue)
• Phthalo Blue
• Phthalo Green
• Sap Green
• Payne’s Grey Bluish

All 12 colours are available in the

Schmincke Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Set

(12 x 5ml tubes)

For more information please visit my Signature Set Page

Paper:

Arches 300gsm (140lb) Hot Pressed Paper

Gator Board for stretching my paper onto:

Gatorfoam® ¾” White (white facers & white foam core) made by Alcan Composites

The sizes I use:
• 24” x 24”
• 24” x 16”

Water Activated Tape for stretching & securing paper to board:

Lukas wet adhesive tape

I use:
• 40mm (approx 1½ “) white

Drafting Tape for masking painting area:

Alvin Drafting Tape

I use:
• 1” (25mm) x 60 yds

New South Wales:

• da Vinci Artists’ Brushes including the 2 Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Sets:

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies, 3 Cambridge Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000

Tel: (02) 9247 9979

Fax: (02) 9252 3706

Email: parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au

Website: www.parkersartsupplies.com

To go directly to the page please click here:

https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=susan+harrison-tustain

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours including the Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Set of 12 x 5ml tubes:

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies (see above)

• Arches Hot Pressed 300gsm watercolour paper:

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies (see above)

• Gatorfoam ¾” white board:

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies (see above)

• Lukas 40mm white water activated tape:

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies (see above)

• Alvin 1” (25mm) white drafting tape:

Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies (see above)

Victoria:

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours 5ml &/or 15ml individual tubes:

Melbourne Etching Supplies Pty Ltd, 33A St David Street, PO Box 188, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

Tel: (03) 9419 5666

Fax: (03) 9419 6292

Email: mes@mes.net.au

Website: www.mes.net.au

• Arches Hot Pressed 300gsm watercolour paper:

Melbourne Etching Supplies Pty Ltd (see above)

Hello and ‘Bonjour’ to our Canadian friends. At present we are a little short of suppliers specific to Canada. We welcome any who would like to be included on this list. Importers of products into the USA often cover Canada as well, and online stores are generally happy to ship throughout North America I believe. So, this is the information we currently have:

• da Vinci Artists’ brushes:

The importer of da Vinci brushes into both Canada and the USA is:

Gregory Daniels Fine Arts Inc, c/o Mr Gregory Daniels, PO Box 4623, Glendale, CA 91222, USA

Tel.: ++1 877 862 8892

Fax: ++1 818 252 6995

E-Mail: greg@gdfa.net 

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours including the Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Set of 12 x 5ml tubes:

As soon as I know of a North American retailer that stocks the Schmincke Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature set I will post the details here. The importer of Schmincke into the USA is:

Chartpak, Inc. One River Road, Leeds, MA 01053, USA

Tel: 800.628.1910

Website: www.chartpak.com

In the meantime the Schmincke Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature set is available from Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies in Sydney, Australia. They will happily send internationally and can be contacted by ‘phone from Canada on the number (including international access code): 011 – 61 – 2 – 9247 9979. When you are deciding on a good time to phone keep in mind that Sydney is 16 hours ahead of Ottawa and 19 hours ahead of Vancouver. To go directly to the product page please scroll up this page for the link.

Like Canada we are a little short of suppliers specific to Great Britain. We welcome any who would like to be included on this list. I have tracked down a few suppliers by web searches, and will update if more suppliers become available. So, this is the information we currently have:

• da Vinci Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Sets of brushes:

The two Signature Set of brushes are now stocked by a retailer in the UK – Jackson’s Art Supplies.

For the Original set of 6 brushes click on this link:

https://www.jacksonsart.com/da-vinci-susan-harrison-tustain-signature-brush-set-of-6

For the NEW Casaneo set of 7 synthetic brushes click on this link:

https://www.jacksonsart.com/da-vinci-susan-harrison-tustain-signature-brush-set-of-7

For a great selection of da Vinci brushes in the UK – Jackson’s Art Supplies has 3 stores plus an excellent website and online shopping. The physical stores are in Stoke Newington – London, Fulham – London & Quedgeley – Gloucester. Information on the store locations is here:

https://www.jacksonsart.com/ourshops

Find da Vinci brushes on their website here: 

https://www.jacksonsart.com/brushes/brushes/brand/da-vinci/to-use-with/watercolour

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours

A stockist of the colours in my palette in both 5ml and 15ml tubes is:

Jackson’s Art Supplies. Their Schmincke Horadam Watercolour paints page is here: 

https://www.jacksonsart.com/schmincke-horadam-watercolour

• da Vinci Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Sets of brushes:

The Signature Sets of brushes are not currently stocked by a retailer in New Zealand, but Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies in Sydney, Australia will happily send internationally and can be contacted by ‘phone from New Zealand on the number (including international access code): 00 – 61 – 2 – 9247 9979. Keep in mind that Sydney is 2 hours behind New Zealand. To go directly to the product page please scroll up this page to find the link.

• da Vinci brushes are stocked by:

Gordon Harris with stores in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Go to the link below for a list of stores and click each one for contact details: 

http://www.gordonharris.co.nz

Studio Art Supplies, 35 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021

Phone: 09 360 1238

Website: http://www.studioart.co.nz

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours

Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Set of 12 x 5ml tubes:

The Signature Set of Schmincke colours is not currently stocked by a retailer in New Zealand, but Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies in Sydney, Australia will happily send internationally and can be contacted by ‘phone from New Zealand on the number (including international access code): 00 – 61 – 2 – 9247 9979. Keep in mind that Sydney is 2 hours behind New Zealand. To go directly to the product page please scroll up this page to find the link.

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours are stocked by:

Gordon Harris with stores in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

Go to:  http://www.gordonharris.co.nz for a list of stores and click each one for contact details.

Studio Art Supplies, 35 Crummer Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021

Phone: 09 360 1238

Website: http://www.studioart.co.nz

• da Vinci Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Brushes Sets:

These are currently only available from Parkers Art Supplies of Sydney, Australia. Parkers is happy to ship worldwide. For a direct link to their product page please scroll up this page. 

The importer of da Vinci brushes into the USA is: 

Gregory Daniels Fine Arts Inc, c/o Mr Gregory Daniels, PO Box 4623, Glendale, CA 91222, USA

Tel.: ++1 877 862 8892

Fax: ++1 818 252 6995

E-Mail: greg@gdfa.net  Contact Mr Daniels to find out your nearest or most convenient supplier of da Vinci brushes in the USA

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours including the Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature Set of 12 x 5ml tubes:

As soon as I know of a North American retailer that stocks the Schmincke Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature set I will post the details here. The importer of Schmincke into the USA is:

Chartpak, Inc. One River Road, Leeds, MA 01053, USA

Tel: 800.628.1910

Website: www.chartpak.com

In the meantime the Schmincke Susan Harrison-Tustain Signature set is available from Parkers Sydney Fine Art Supplies in Sydney, Australia. They will happily send internationally and can be contacted by ‘phone from the USA on the number (including international access code): 011 – 61 – 2 – 9247 9979. When you are deciding on a good time to phone keep in mind that Sydney is 16 hours ahead of New York and 19 hours ahead of Los Angeles. To go directly to the product page please scroll up this page to find the link.

• Schmincke Horadam® Aquarell Artists’ Watercolors

Are available online in 15ml tubes from Cheap Joe’s Website:  www.cheapjoes.com

To go directly to the Schmincke Horadam watercolors go to:

http://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/27218/

• Arches Hot Pressed 300gsm watercolor paper:

Available online from:

Cheap Joe’s Website:  www.cheapjoes.com

To go directly to the Arches Hot Pressed Paper go to:

http://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/26727/

Jerry’s Artarama Website: www.jerrysartarama.com

To go directly to the Arches Hot Pressed paper go to:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/arches-100-rag-watercolor-paper-natural-white

• Gatorfoam ¾” white board:

I have found a supplier in Chicago that can supply large sheets of Gatorfoam and ship them around the country. I’m currently encouraging them to sell the cut sizes that I use i.e. 24” x 24” & 24” x 16”. I will put the information here if they agree to do so. Their contact details are:

Genesis Art Supplies, 2417 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Phone:     1-800-937-4278

Website: www.artsupply.com

To go directly to the Gatorfoam page try: http://www.artsupply.com/foamcore/gatorboard.htm

Alternatively, you may be able to convince your local art supply store into stocking the Gatorfoam board available from Genesis Art Supplies.

Another alternative is a board available from Jerry’s Artarama. An artist friend, Kathy from Canada, told us about it. There are 2 sizes (16” x 24” & 24” x 32”), called:

Jerry’s Lightweight Watercolor Boards described as being: 3/4” thick extra sturdy boards which feature a white coated paper surface on both sides and a foam center. To go directly to the website page try:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/jerrys-lightweight-watercolor-boards

Kathy has tried the board with the Lukas tape (see below) and found that it works very well with good adhesion to secure the hot-pressed paper and no warping of the board. So, with Gatorfoam being rather tricky to source in small sizes and quantities, this could be an ideal alternative. If you try it let us know how you get on too.

• Lukas 40mm white water activated tape:

Imported specially by Jerry’s Artarama

Website:  www.jerrysartarama.com

To go directly to the Lukas Tape go to:

http://www.jerrysartarama.com/lukas-wet-adhesive-tape

• Alvin 1” (25mm) x 60yds white drafting tape:

Available from: Genesis Art Supplies: 2417 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.

Phone: 1-800-937-4278.

Website: www.artsupply.com

To go directly to the Alvin Drafting Tape page try: http://www.artsupply.com/drafting-tape-1-x-60-yds

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