Beginning life in the swinging Soho area of London in 1960, Cowling & Wilcox was born with a simple ethos in mind; to provide the finest quality specialist materials for fine and graphic art at exceptional prices.
Over 60 years later & not only are we still devoted to upholding this, but it remains our mission, even as we expand & evolve into an ever more exciting future!
Not only do we supply artists, but we ourselves are proudly creatively minded, meaning that over these past 60 years, we’ve been on the pulse of trends, while accumulating an impressive wealth of knowledge & expertise.
We have been stocking products from brands such as Winsor & Newton, Faber-Castell, Da Vinci, Daler-Rowney & so many more for decades now, working diligently to not only to promote UK art brands but to reach across the globe & broaden our respective horizons, bringing new materials to the creative community right here!
On top of all of that, our range of materials is ever-growing, so no matter the project or medium, you’re sure to find something right here with us!
We have been incredibly lucky over the years to have built a loyal customer base of incredible creatives with astonishing bodies of work. If you’d like, you’re always welcome to share with us, whether that be via email, as one of our “featured artists”, through social media or even physically in one of our stores, we’re always eager to see what you’ve made!
What’s more, we do our utmost to make sure you’re not sat around waiting for the materials for your next project! We work hard to dispatch orders within 24hrs, with orders over £50 qualifying for free standard UK Delivery (please check our Delivery Information page for all of the technical details!).
Just the same as in our shops, our website features a broad spectrum of materials & even some online exclusive products not available in our stores, so keep an eye out for those!
Of course, if you find yourself in Shoreditch, Camberwell, Highbury or even Canterbury then why not pop into one of our branches & speak with our colleagues? They’re always up for a chat, especially to provide advice or recommendations!