The Craine family have been immersed in colour for three generations. Producing beautiful artists’ inks and paints is an art in itself! We are totally committed to providing artists and printmakers with the best tools for the job. The results have inspired artists the world over – providing a long lasting testament to their skill & creativity and reflecting rather favourably on us too!

Rachel Rowe | Sales Director

Express yourself

However you like to express your creativity we have the broadest range, the paints, the inks and the ancillaries to inspire you.

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Artists’ Spotlight

Some of today’s most exciting artists and printmakers choose our colours. Meet them here and find out more.

Colourful stories

A colourful world of inspiration, insights and information

Thursday 25th February 2021

It’s a funny old mix..

Cranfield has been in conversation with two artists about …

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Monday 7th December 2020

Please slow down!

Jemma Gunning tells us its OK to go slow …

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Friday 16th October 2020

A good old catch up…

Sarah Hassett (National Sales & Marketing Manager of Heidelberg …

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Monday 17th August 2020

2020 will see you working from home.. yeah right!

Sales Director Rachel Rowe reflects on the ‘temporary normal’ …

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Wednesday 22nd July 2020

A gifted forger from the 1920’s still fascinates today

As a paint maker I find Han van Meegeren …

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Wednesday 13th May 2020

Wow! Did that just happen?

Print Day in May 2020

Robynn …

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Tuesday 7th April 2020
Thursday 12th December 2019

Loving Litho!

Jon Greene’s passion for all things printmaking is obvious and …

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Here to help

Whether you’re a fine-art printmaker, an artist, a retailer or just want to know more about our colours, we’d love to hear from you. Our open and friendly team are on hand to tackle any paint and ink challenges you may encounter.

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