Winsor & Newton

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About Winsor & Newton

In 1832, chemist William Winsor and artist Henry Newton brought together the knowledge of the scientist and the creativity of the artist to offer an unprecedented choice of color, clarity, and permanence to fine artists.

Winsor & Newton pinpointed what was really needed — a regular source of reliable colors and brushes. First they developed vastly improved watercolors, followed by a number of other innovations including Chinese White — the first durable opaque white watercolor — and collapsible tin tubes for both oils and watercolors.

New era, new approach

A series of royal appointments and awards in the late 1800s paved the way for Winsor & Newton to introduce its colors around the world. And in the early 20th century the company expanded its range to offer key value ranges, and expanded its factories to ensure that paint and brush production continued during both World Wars. Throughout, William and Henry’s original ethos remained at the heart of the business — whenever there was a new, exciting, or better pigment or binder available, Winsor & Newton incorporated it, introducing Designers Gouache, Griffin Alkyd fast-drying oils, Artisan water-mixable oils, and the revolutionary Professional Acrylic with a translucent binderWinsor Newton continues to be innovative to this day, most recently introducing watercolor markers, watercolor sticks, and pigment markers.

Royal Warrant

Winsor & Newton was granted its first Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria in 1841, and has received the endorsement ever since. Today Winsor & Newton remains by Appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales, and may display his coat of arms. Known for his commitment to ecological issues, the Prince of Wales has additional criteria, asking that companies meet a code of good environmental practice if they are to supply his household. Winsor & Newton is dedicated to making sure that its materials, its manufacturing processes, and its communication with artists minimizes the company's ecological impact. A few examples of this include:

  • Cadmium Care — A major priority and key challenge for all paint manufacturers is reducing hazardous chemical use. One area where Winsor & Newton is working especially hard is cadmium, a heavy metal that, when added to artists’ paint, creates an intrinsic quality that many artists value yet is difficult to replicate artificially. Winsor & Newton has removed cadmium colors from its value ranges, thus reducing the heavy metals that could potentially be released into the environment. Yet, recognizing the role cadmium plays in its professional ranges, the company exercises the utmost care and attention in the manufacture of these products and has launched programs to develop cadmium alternatives.
  • Alternatives to Traditional Solvents — Winsor & Newton’s Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colors do not use traditional solvents, so artists can clean up and wash brushes with water. Likewise, Artisan Varnish Remover safely removes Artisan varnishes from paintings for cleaning and revarnishing.
  • Sustainability — Rather than simply using water and releasing it into drains, Winsor & Newton processes water and reuses it. A rainwater collection system at the company’s brush making plant in the UK provides a free alternative source of water for the production process and cuts freshwater consumption. In its color factories, Winsor & Newton has lowered environmental impact by installing technology that treats water effluent in closed-loop systems and reuses it throughout the plant, including cleaning machinery.

Classic yet contemporary

William Winsor and Henry Newton's commitment to quality and innovation are part of a rich heritage that informs Winsor & Newton to this day. The company is dedicated to the craft of fine artists and to providing them with new ways to explore their creativity, allowing them to share their work with a worldwide community.

Today, Winsor & Newton continues to embrace new ideas, seek out the latest technologies and materials, and devote its time to creating the world’s finest art materials, used by some of the world’s finest artists.

  • Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Sticks
    Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Sticks

    Draw with watercolor! Boasting the same brilliant, lightfast formulations as Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors, these Professional Watercolor Sticks have a unique square shape that lets you lay down both broad and fine lines.

    Use them dry to draw directly on your surface, then apply a wet brush to push, blend, and soften edges if desired. Or try dipping them directly in water for a variety of spontaneous effects.


  • Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paint
    Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Paint

    Winsor & Newton Water Mixable Oils contain the same ingredients and perform just like conventional oil colors except that you can use water to clean them up. They are a great choice for artists who have a sensitivty to solvents or who just want the ease of clean-up in the studio or out in the field.

  • Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Mediums
    Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Mediums

    The Winsor & Newton Artists' Acrylic Mediums are a great compliment to the acrylic color range as they contain the same cutting edge clear resin to prevents color shift. See the range of these quality acrylic mediums and varnishes to enhance your painting experience — and results!

  • Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor
    Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor

    There IS a difference between Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor tubes and pans. Both are professional quality, highly pigmented paint — so what is the difference? Watch this video to learn which paint is best suited for your needs.

  • Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums
    Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums

    Liquin is a very useful medium used to speed the drying time of your oil paint. Learn about the different Liquin Mediums from Winsor & Newton. We'll explain what each one is best used for and how to integrate it into your painting process.


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