South West Art

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Welcome to South West Art - The Nations Local Art Shop

We are suppliers of Quality Fine Art Materials, based in Sidmouth, Devon, and offering our outstanding service, range and prices to the rest of the UK through this website.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS from all of us at South West Art!

Opening times over the festive season are as follows:

Thursday 24th Dec - 9.30am till 3pm

Friday 25th to Monday 28th - Closed

Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th - 9.30am till 5pm

Thursday 31st - 9.30am till 3pm

Friday 1st Jan 2016 - Closed

Saturday 2nd Jan back to business as usual!


We celebrated our 10th Birthday in November 2015!

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all our regular & loyal customers from all across the South West who have come to us over the last 10 years, we thought you might like to be reminded of the changes your support has enabled us to make over the last decade...


We are constantly adding to our range of stock both in store and on this website - however it is virtually impossible to keep it all 100% up to date on here. If you can not find what you're looking for, or if you would simply prefer to speak to a human, please do contact us and we will happily advise when your desired product will be available or if there is an alternative product that be suitable or even better for you. We take many orders over the phone with the demise of many peoples local art store - there is always someone here who knows about all our products and will happily take the time to help you out.

Wherever you are based we know how much art can bring to you. We want you to be able to paint and draw to the best of your ability, so we do everything we can to make it possible for you to do so, and to be kind on your pocket too!

We do not stock products that will not achieve the purpose that you are buying them for. This means that you will only find brands on here that consistently produce reliable quality products, but we always endeavour to ensure that they are at the best prices - ensuring that you are always getting the best value for money from South West Art. You can search through our products either by category or by manufacturer, safe in the knowledge that whatever you purchase will be of the very best quality and at the very best prices!

We provide a quality Picture Framing Service, and have a Gallery of work by artists local to us in the South West of the UK.

We are always happy to provide information or advice - however you contact us, one of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be there to help you!

Featured Products

Cotman Watercolour 24 Half Pan Painting Plus Set
Cotman Watercolour 24 Half Pan Painting Plus Set

Nitram Baton Mignonettes Pack 7 Extra soft
Nitram Baton Mignonettes Pack 7 Extra soft

Nitram Academie Fusains B
Nitram Academie Fusains B

W&N Artists Oil Colour Bamboo Box Set
W&N Artists Oil Colour Bamboo Box Set

W&N Eden Table Easel
W&N Eden Table Easel

Nitram Batons Epais 12mm Soft round
Nitram Batons Epais 12mm Soft round


Hints & Tips

Zest It and Oil Pastels

Add Zest It, low odour turpentine substitute, to oil pastels and discover a whole new painting medium.

Carry your water in your brush!

No need to take lots of equipment out with you - take an Aquash brush and your watercolour pencils and sketch on the move. 

Useful Links

East Devon Art Academy - Art Courses:

More about Sidmouth: