Oily blue paint tubes and wood handled brushes
Warm scarlet pigment for your painterly crushes
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
Welcome to the Useful Things. On these pages I want to share products and services that I think might be useful to my fellow artists. I have used and tried the products on these pages and visited the places and think you’ll enjoy them too. These pages are being updated regularly so do check back regularly. Some of these links are affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you purchase via these links, at no extra cost to you. If you do this you will help to keep my blog sustainable and show your appreciation. I have tried and tested these services and products and only list them if I think they can be useful to you.
Art Supplies Shops
Jackson’s Art Supplies. The shop that has it all. I get all my art supplies from here. Paper catalogues and various shops in London besides their extensive website. (Aff. link).
Cass Art. Chain of shops throughout the UK with a good selection, but of course much more online. I use the Bristol shop now and then and have used them online as well. Nice for a browse. There is a Cass Art right at the back of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Artwork Archive. After trying various database programs Artwork Archive is the one I went for. It is a subscription service with all your data safely stored in the cloud. Greatly tailored to artists with all the boxes ticked. Visually pleasant to work with too and wonderful customer service. Get 20% off your first year if you sign up via this link. (Aff.Link)
Moo makes beautiful business cards, greeting cards and more. The reproduction of art work is very good indeed. I have used them for greeting cards and business cards.
Redcliffe Imaging is a great business for greeting cards, reproductions and more. I have used them in the past and they are very helpful and friendly.
- Royal Society of Portrait Painters (UK)
- Royal West of England Academy of Art RWA
- Bath Society of Artists
- The Pastel Society (UK)
- New English Art Club
- Royal Institute of Oil Painters
- Royal Birmingham Society of Artists RBSA
- The Society of Women Artists
- Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers