You can’t put a price on a quality brush, but fortunately with our excellent value range of artist brushes, price isn’t a worry. Although any brush can be used with any type of paint, choosing a suitable brush for your medium will give best results.

Natural hair brushes are great for watercolour painting – the softer the better. They hold large amounts of paint or water which is necessary for watercolour. Red sable is considered to be the best choice for artist brushes, as sable hair comes to a fine needle-like point with excellent spring and resilience. Synthetic hair is now so good that many watercolourists prefer them to natural hair - particularly if price and durability is an issue.

For oils and acrylics, we recommend bristle artist brushes as they have the ability to carry large amounts of paint and work fantastically with a heavier body. Bristle artist brushes are more likely to be used in the beginning stages of a painting to distribute the paint and establish brush strokes. They’re incredibly durable and sturdy.

  • Accessories
  • Best for Oils & Acrylics

    For every painting medium, there are a number of suitable tools an artist must have in their collection. The most important tool for any painter is a good quality brush. Oil and acrylic paint brushes are typically bristle brushes, which are able to carry large amounts of paint and support a heavier body. Our range of oil and acrylic paint brushes come from leading and trusted art brands like Da Vinci, Pro Arte and Daler-Rowney at affordable prices.

  • Best for Watercolours
    Our range offers both individual watercolour brushes and watercolour brush sets. Browse the selection, including products from established art brands like Pro Arte and Da Vinci.
  • Great Value Brushes
  • Specialist Brushes
  • Sable Brushes
    Sable brushes are particularly sought-after amongst artists due to their high-quality finish. Many artists prefer to use sable brushes when working in watercolour, as the soft bristles allow the paint to flow smoothly. Our range of sable brushes offers products from leading art brands like Pro Arte and Da Vinci, as well as our own Cowling & Wilcox products. 
  • Suitable for All Media
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