Curated Gift Guides

My Favourite Materials

Perhaps you're shopping for yourself or maybe someone else. Let me take the guess work out of finding just the right thing. Whether for a seasoned artist or someone just starting to explore, nothing compares to the sheer delight of opening up a package of brand new art supplies.

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Drawing and Sketching

Seawhite Square Sketchbook

A lovely general use sketchbook for studio or plein air

Seawhite Concertina Book

My favourite format for exploring in sketchbooks

Stillman and Birn Sketchbook

A beautiful sketchbook with very smooth paper

Stillman and Birn Cold Pressed Paper Book

Nice thick paper for watercolour and mixed media sketches

Blackwing Palomino Pencils

My absolute favourite drawing pencils!

Blackwing Long Point Sharpener

Charcoal Pencils

My favourite peelable charcoal pencils

Uni:Pin Drawing Pens

My go-to drawing pens - I always have a set on hand

Derwent Drawing Pencils

The best colour pencils for easy-to-layer, muted, natural tones

Art Graf Tailors Chalk Charcoal

I use these for everything - drawing, mixed media, and both acrylic and oil painting


Roman Szmal Watercolours

Lately, I have been using watercolours for sketchbooks and plein air work, and if I had to choose one brand, it would be Roman Szmal. This set has standard mixing colours and quite a few unique and exciting colours, which I have enjoyed playing with.

Watercolour Brushes

Affordable but great quality watercolour brush sets


One of the most used tools in my studio - it gets every last bit of paint out of the tubes.

Michael Harding Oil Paint

My favourite brand of oil paint - UK-made with rich, buttery colours

Oil Painting Brushes by Rosemary & Co.

My absolute favourite oil brushes! They are fantastic quality, last a lifetime if taken care of, and are relatively affordable. This is a great starter set. 

R & F Pigment Sticks

I have used oil sticks for years, and these are my favourites - buttery with an amazing colour range

Artist's Apron

I am a messy painter, so I have two! Beautifully designed so they don’t pull on your neck.