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


Blue Notes by Steve Johnson (Part II)

Blue Notes by Steve Johnson (Part II)

Edward Hopper. 1882-1967. ‘Office In A Small City’. 1953. Oil on Canvas 71 x 101... more

Blue Notes by Steve Johnson (Part I)

Blue Notes by Steve Johnson (Part I)

Pigment Historically, pigments were made from rocks and minerals ground into a fine powder. These... more

Colour by numbers

Colour by numbers

When I read that L.S. Lowry only used five colours my first reaction was an... more

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