About us
About us
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Welcome to Lawrence Art Supplies, the UK's premier supplier of artists' materials.

Our online art store offers a unique range of high quality art supplies from painting materials to printmaking equipment. Visit our Art Shop (Hove, Sussex) for an even larger range of art and craft supplies. Many of our shop and mail order staff are experienced artists who can give you helpful advice about which equipment or art materials will suit you best.

Our painting materials include the best artist quality paints, such as Michael Harding, Old Holland, Gamblin, M Graham, Da Vinci, Golden and more. We also stock the very popular Princeton Catalyst tools, Pro Arte brushes and lots of other materials to assist your masterpiece!

We stock a vast range of papers for every type of artist, from painters to printmakers, illustrators , designers. Whatever your medium, we have the paper for you. We are stockists of all the top papers- Hanemuhle, Bockingford, Somerset, RWS, Fabriano, Saunders Waterford, Arches, Khadi & many others.

Our printmaking supplies includes everything for wood engraving, lino printing, etching, lithography and screen printing. We stock a wide range of Graphic Chemical & Ink, Stones and Speedball printmaking materials. Check out our Danish printmaking presses from Tofko.

We also stock studio equipment, storage and presentation materials- easels, portfolios, frames, mountcutters etc.

Finally, we have been expanding our craft department and are a stockist of Decopatch.

Nearly all our products are held in stock at our warehouse for immediate despatch throughout the UK.

Established in 1859 (see our history page) T N Lawrence offers UK artists a fast and reliable service for all their art supplies, plus excellent discounts on many art materials and equipment.

Please note that our online shop and retail store stock differs, so please give us a call on 01273 260260 if there's something specific you require before making a journey to us!
Curious about our categories? They are illustrated by Georgia Flowers who works in our Hove shop.
See our links page for more info on Georgia and other staff member's work
Our home page photographs were taken by Amy Lawrence and Aimee Brigginshaw and feature artist Gail Brodholt

Being green

We are conscious of being green here at Lawrence.

The majority of our cardboard packaging is recycled from goods sent by our suppliers.

Most of our staff members walk or cycle to work.

Our warehouse generates electricity from solar power panels, we then use this and the excess goes into the national grid.

We also use an electric vehicle, Florence, to transport goods to and from our warehouse to our shop.

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Florence Lawrence is our electric milk float which we use to transport stock from our warehouse to our shop. She was manufactured in 1947 by the Brush Motor engineering company.

Florence has become a local star, possibly for the long queue she creates as she travels along Portland Road at 10mph! A video about electric vehicles in Brighton & Hove is here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjMVoL8fSMc

Florence on milk farmHere's a picture of Florence as a milk float at Elm Farm in Esher.
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