The Story Behind

Our story involves a love of art, a newsagency, and a passion for what can be described as 'Boutique Fine Art Supplies'.


During 2006 Stephen & Joanne Evely took over the Adamstown Newsagency located in Newcastle Australia and soon started looking for new products to offer and ways they could serve the community. Art supplies seemed like a natural fit for Stephen & Joanne and after a tentative first few steps they were overwhelmed with the response.


Newcastle already had a reasonably decent general art store so Stephen & Joanne decided to concentrate on providing more variety for the local artists. As they continued to build their range they very quickly realised there was a great interest in 'hard to find' or 'boutique' art supplies. This was, initially, most apparent in the areas of soft pastels, artists inks and watercolours.


The pent up interest in soft pastels from local artists and the fact that Stephen & Joanne had fallen in love with the colours of soft pastels eventually led to the best range of soft pastels in Australia being built up. From here word spread and after many requests our specialist web site was launched during 2013.


Before we stock a range of art materials we ensure that the quality is appropriate for fine art so that you can have confidence in the tools you use. Many of the ranges we stock will also allow you to expand your horizons, experience new approaches and achieve different results.


When you choose you can be assured you are dealing with genuine people who are more than happy to help, interested in your questions and who want you to be happy with the service provided. You can also be assured that if any problems do arise they will be personally attended to and sorted out as quickly as possible.


Stephen & Joanne would like to thank you for visiting and extend their personal philosophy to you that all customers will be treated as if they were a friend.



Diane Townsend Pastels
Diane Townsend Pastels

Soft Pastels In-Store
Part of - The Long Pastel Walk

Blue Earth Pastels
Blue Earth Pastels