The Soft Pastel Experts

The largest range of soft pastels and specialty papers in Australia together with, good prices, dependability and friendly advice. Learn more about


20% Off Sennelier Black Box Set of 120 Half Sticks

The full range of Sennelier half stick pastels in a two tiered wooden black box. The Sennelier pastels were first introduced at the turn of the 20th Century. Whilst the colours and tones have evolved the making of the pastels themselves has remained relatively unchanged. The sennelier pastels are highly recommended and are part of the history of colour itself.

View the Set

Buy a set of 24 J Luda and Receive 6 Extra Pastels for Free

The free 6 colours are randomaly chosen and will be manually added to your order. The extra pastels are valued at $57.00. The pastels are very smooth and soft, like velvet. They have a wonderful working feel to them.

Strictly whilst stocks last.

View the Sets

Pastelmat Boards Now Available in a 24x32cm Pack of 5

The Pastelmat boards are based on 1800 micron acid free archival mountboard. There are fourteen different Pastelmat colours which are all available in 5 different board sizes. The sizes available include Full Boards, Half Boards, Quarter Boards, The New Small Packs of 5 and Extra Large Boards.

View the Range

20% Off Rembrandt Sets of 30

Rembrandt sets of 30 are available in Assorted Colours, Landscape and Portrait. The pastels are towards the harder end of the scale in terms of softness. This allows many techniques and effects to be implemented which are a lot harder with the very soft pastels. They have very good lightfastness and are free of pigments based on lead, cadmium and cobalt.

View the Sets

$100 Off Sennelier Set of 120 Oil Pastels

The Sennelier oil pastels were developed during 1949 in collaboration with Pablo Picasso who wanted a medium that could be used on a wide variety of surfaces without fading or cracking.

View the Sets

15% Off Lux Archival Packs of 5 & 10

Lux Archival paper was developed by Alyona Nickelsen of Brush and Pencil. The paper makes an excellent pencil and pastel paper, easily taking many layers. The base paper is 100% cotton whilst the sanded surface is 400 grit but extremely uniform without any visible pattern.

View the Packs

Best Price for Unison Pastels

We have dropped prices on all Unison sets and single pastels. Unison pastels have a fantastic texture which results from them being hand rolled rather than extruded. The pastels are based on traditional pigments such as cadmiums, cobalts and natural and synthetic earths as these pigments have stood the test of time.

View the Range

Feature: Gondola Pastels

Handmade in Kyoto, Japan since 1919

Gondola Pastel are the oldest pastel maker in Japan, being establised in 1919 with the mission to produce pastels which represent the colours of Japan. This has resulted in a range of 242 pastels with lovely, subtle colour graduations. The pastels are approximately 2cm in length and 1cm in diameter, making them very easy to use and control. The pastels can be characterised as having a firm feel which allows for good line work whilst retaining the ability to blend.

View the Range


$75 Off Schmincke Wooden Box Set of 60

Schmincke pastels contain the purest medium fine ground artists pigments in the highest possible concentration. Contrastingly, the binder is kept to a minimum. This provides for one of the softest pastels on the market, a joy to use which takes you back to the origins of colour.

View the Set

15% Off Joanne Barby Pan Pastel Sets

Joanne is a prominent Australian Pan Pastel artist and educator who has two Pan Pastel sets. Each set contains 20 colours and a range of accessories.

View the Sets

Colourfix A3 Size Now in all 20 Colours

Colourfix Original has a medium tooth which will hold multiple layers of pastel. It is now available in 20 different colours in the A3 sheet size.

View the New Range

$3000 First Prize.
New Competition for 2024

During 2024 will be running an on-line competition and exhibition for soft pastel paintings which will have a $3000 first prize. We are commited to supporting and promoting soft pastel painting The new competition aims to help to raise awareness of soft pastel painting as well as providing a larger prize pool for soft pastels artists.

The competition will be independently judged and restricted to entries from Australian and New Zealand artists. We will advise when the competition is open for entry. Please keep an eye on the web site and our monthly email newsletter for further announcements.

20% Off Holbein Singles

The Holbein pastels are a very good alternative for those who used to use NuPastels before the singles were discontinued. Each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility, whether with the flat sides or the sharp edges. The degree of softness, pigment purity, size and shape as well as the method of packaging have been widely acclaimed by working pastelists.

View the Range

15% Off Bruynzeel Pastel Pencil Sets

Bruynzeel pastel pencils are rich and buttery, yet firm. They have strong colour release and resist crumbling which is great for finer lines and sharpening.

View the Range

Feature: Sennelier Soft Pastel Pebbles

The Sennelier Pebbles are very large soft pastels shaped like a pebble. The Pebbles have sharp edges, a flat bottom and rounded curves providing the perfect tool for creating dynamic large works. The ergonomic shape of the Pebbles aids in the application of the pastel and gives excellent control. The Pebbles are made using the same fine pigments as in the Sennelier regular pastels and come in a range of 24 colours. The Pebbles are very large measuring approximately 9cm long x 7cm wide x 3cm high.

View the Pebbles

15% Off Hahnemuhle Pastel Sketch Pads

Pastel Sketch is a 130 gsm 100% Cotton Rag paper. This high quality pastel paper has a slightly raised grain and is natural white in colour. The paper has a lovely feel to the touch. Each pad contains 30 sheets and two pad sizes are available.

View the Range

The Big Pan Pastel Sale

- Sets of 10 Pan Pastels now $99.95
- Single Pan Pastels from $10.75
- Compact sets of 20 only $164.95
- $300 off set of 80 Pan Pastels and Accessories. Now Only $675 including free postage (pictured above).

View all the Specials