Introducing the fine art collective

A global network of artists and technical experts dedicated to sharing knowledge and skills.

Who are we?

A collective of professional artists, art educators, chemists, historians and curators based in 12 countries.


What do we do?

We work within the art community to share material practice and expertise on artists’ colours, tools and techniques. Supported by fine art tool makers Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Conté à Paris and Lefranc Bourgeois, we offer:

  • Artist-led educational lectures with art schools
  • Residencies for emerging artists
  • Technical visits to colour laboratories and manufacturing sites
  • Visits to brand archives
  • Communication on the latest art news, techniques and information
  • Access to special events with Elephant West


Cadmium and Lemon Yellows by Steve Johnson

Cadmium and Lemon Yellows by Steve Johnson

*stevejohnsonart.eu There are three primary colours, red, yellow and blue. Red is the warmest; blue... more

Three Uses of ‘Black’ in Fine Art by Steve Johnson

Three Uses of ‘Black’ in Fine Art by Steve Johnson

Francisco Goya, Ad Reinhardt, Anna Barriball   In terms of the science of physics, black... more

Palette table by Richard Wathen

Palette table by Richard Wathen

(Picture above: Floating in still water, 2019)    Some years ago, I built a palette... more

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