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  • Acrylics Professional Artist Acrylics

    Choose from our Heavy Body Acrylic, Fluid Artist Acrylic, “Mat” Acrylic, and Colored Gesso.
  • Gouache Unsurpassed Artist Gouaches

    Learn more about our Designers Gouache and incomparable Acryla Gouache.

  • Pastels Professional Quality Pastels

    Select from our Artist Soft and Oil Pastels, as well as our Academic Oil Pastels ideal for quick sketching.

  • Oil Colors The World's Finest Oil Colors

    Choose from our Artist Oil Color, DUO Aqua Oil Color and Vernét Superior Oil Color.

  • Watercolors Artists' Quality Watercolors

    Choose from our Artists’ Moist Transparent Watercolor, and Half Pan Watercolor.

  • Mediums & Varnishes Unparalled Mediums for Every Artist

    A wide variety of mediums suitable for acrylics, oil colors and watercolors to meet the needs of today’s artists.

  • Knives Exceptional Painting & Palette Knives

    Developed from techniques derived from centuries of sword-making black smiths, Holbein Knives are second to none.

  • Accessories World Class Accessories

    World class accessories designed to assist the artist’s to ensure optimal painting performance. Choose from high quality brush washers, palettes or palette cups. Whatever your needs, Holbein you covered.

  • Paper Superior Papers

    Beautifully crafted and versatile pads for every artist.


- Professional Artist Acrylics -

Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylic

In May 2013, Holbein introduced to the world market a completely re-engineered line of artist acrylic. The 113 carefully detailed color palette consists of colors derived from both Western and Eastern influences, specifically designed to add luster and brilliance to your paintings.

Utilizing the best traditional organic pigments as well as the latest and the most up to date inorganic pigments, Holbein Heavy Body Artist Acrylic affords the user seamless and effortless mixing and thinning.

Holbein Heavy Body Acrylic has a unique texture similar to that of extra fine oils. The acrylic body is brushable and will retain any peaks or ridges created when applied in thick applications.

With its longer working time, extensive color selection, superior covering power, enhanced lightfast ratings and affordable price, Holbein Heavy Body Acrylic is sure to find a home in every painter’s palette.

Professional Quality at an Affordable Price.

Holbein Fluid Artist Acrylic

Following the launch of their popular Heavy Body Acrylic in 2013, Holbein is proud to introduce to the world art market their Artist Fluid Acrylic Line.

The Holbein Fluid Acrylic color range was produced using popular colors found in their world renowned Artist Watercolor Range and their Heavy Body Acrylic Range. Holbein Fluid Acrylic is a low viscosity Artist Acrylic offering 60 highly detailed colors which deliver exceptional brilliance & clarity and are produced using lightfast pigments.

All colors are available in 35ml (1.18 oz.) squeeze bottles. Titanium White and Lamp Black are available in 35ml and 100ml (3.38 oz.). Holbein Fluid Artist Acrylic delivers outstanding tinting strength, durability, adhesion, flexibility and contains no fillers or extenders. They are unlikely to craze/wrinkle or foam when being applied with a brush, dripped, poured or sprayed.

Holbein Fluid Acrylic can be easily thinned to achieve watercolor like effects and applications. Holbein Artist Fluid Acrylic also mixes seamlessly with all acrylic mediums including gels, pastes and gesso.

Holbein “Mat” Acrylics

Holbein “Mat” Acrylic is available in 36 intensely pigmented Artist Colors in 110ml tubes.

Holbein “Mat” Acrylic has a smooth consistency and unique texture that dries to a vivid matte finish. Each color offers outstanding lightfast qualities and exceptional covering power.

Holbein “Mat” Acrylic can be used directly as a painting medium or as a successful ground for acrylics, aqueous colors, oil color and tempera paints.

Holbein “Mat” Acrylic is the ultimate versatile mediums for Artists.

Holbein Artist Colored Gesso

Available in 21 colors Holbein Colored Gesso is thick, creamy and offers superb coverage and great opacity.

Made with high chroma and lightfast pigments, it can be used as a successful ground or as painting medium on its own. Finishing to a matte surface, Holbein Colored Gesso is the ultimate versatile medium.

Holbein innovative and unique poly bags use less packaging than standard rigid plastic containers, resulting in less post-consumer waste and provide for easy pouring and storage.


- Unsurpassed Artist Gouaches -

Holbein Acryla Gouache

107 highly pigmented colors in 20ml & 40ml tubes. Holbein Acryla Gouache moves, reacts, blends and feels like traditional gum arabic gouache. Holbein Acryla Gouache is water resistance once dry.

Drying to a velvet matte finish; Holbein Acryla Gouache does not shift in color tone from liquid to dry color. What you see wet is what you get once dry.

Holbein Acryla Gouache does not have the same fragile surface as traditional gouache in gum arabic and is compatible with all other water soluble media regardless of origin. An ideal medium for hobbyist and bird carvers as well.

Holbein Designer Gouache

89 brilliant opaque colors in 15ml tubes.

Holbein Designer Gouache is more finely ground than other competing products. No whitening agents are added to Holbein Designer Gouache to increase opacity.

Holbein Designer Gouache will always give consistent reliable results without “milking out”, darkening or muddiness.


- Professional Quality Pastels -

Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels

Endorsed by the Oil Pastel Association of America (OPA), Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels feel and move like a chalk pastel without the dust.

Holbein Oil Artists’ Oil Pastels are the culmination of over 60 years of research, development and manufacturing expertise in the oil pastel field. The manufacturing process is entirely automated to ensure uniform color distribution throughout the entire stick. Individually sleeved, each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility.

Due to the parafin content and highly refined mineral oil, they will never harden completely. Therefore, all finished work should be mounted under glass.

Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels can be applied to almost any ground. They are used extensively over finished acrylic and oil paintings.

Unlike oil Pastels that uses vegetable oil, Holbein Artists’ Oil Pastels are inert once laid down and will not dry out or crack.

Holbein Artists’ Soft Pastels

Using a unique manufacturing process Holbein has developed an exceptional range of 144 Artist quality soft pastels which offer great soft powder richness in covering and blending power.

The manufacturing process is entirely computerized and is mechanized from inception to final product. In the final stages of production a computer lens scans every stick in order to guarantee uniform distribution of pigment and pigment purity.

Individually sleeved, each stick is made in a square shape for working versatility.

Holbein Academic Oil Pastel

A 48 color student grade palette.

Highest quality student grade oil pastel available. Brilliant color, easy to handle, blend and clean.

Holbein Academic Oil Pastels do not readily break and can be used on virtually any surface.

Large sticks that do not have “hard” spots or “non-color” spots.

Individual pastels are paper-wrapped and measure 13/32″ diameter × 2-3/4″ long (11 mm × 69 mm).

Oil Colors

- The World's Finest Oil Colors -

Holbein Artists’ Oil Colors

Holbein oil color is a world-class Artist Oil Color range that utilizes the purest of available pigments and is manufactured to the highest standards of quality control in the industry.

Available in 145 open stock colors in 40ml and 20ml tubes, 11 transparent glazing colors in 20ml tubes, four foundation colors in 110ml tubes and seven whites in 50ml, 110ml, 170ml tubes and 330ml cans. Holbein Artist Oil Color is adapted to the Munsell Color Standard for hue, value and Chroma.

Holbein Artist Oil is smooth, highly pigmented and the color range incorporates both traditional colors and modern pigments. All colors are ground up to 10 times in order to achieve a uniform viscosity across the entire palette of 167 colors. For the artist, this uniform viscosity ensures that every color will perform in the same vivid and smooth manner.

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Holbein DUO Aqua Oil Color

Developed by Holbein in 1999 to offer the same high pigment quality and archival characteristics of Holbein’s Artists’ Oil line while allowing soap-and-water cleanup, Duo Aqua Oils are characterized by rich hues, high chroma, excellent lightfast ratings equivalent to that of traditional oil color and superior working characteristics. Holbein specifically details 17 colors as “Elite” colors that contain heavy metal pigments such as quinacridones, cadmiums and cobalts.

DUO offers 100 highly pigmented Artist Grade Colors suspended in a water soluble cold pressed linseed oil. DUO is compatible with all media including traditional oil color and mediums, watercolor, gouache, acryla gouache and acrylic. DUO is an excellent teaching tool and a superb printmaking ink.

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Holbein Vernét Superior Artists’ Oil Color

Never ones to rest upon their laurels, Holbein color chemists began working on a new line of oil color in 2003. The project took 10 years to complete. The stated objective was to develop a new line of oil color by combining modern technology with the finest pigments available. The result is Vernét.

The Vernét line offers 40 traditional colors utilizing pure single pigments and the finest quality refined linseed oil. Vernét colors offer oil painters superior adhesion, tinting strength, durability, smooth texture and excellent lightfast ratings with high chroma, transparency and pigment density. Vernét colors will produce clean, non-muddy results when mixed.

Strong, beautiful and stable colors make the Vernét line the “Dream Palette” of the great masters. Vernét offers the modern oil painter the most advanced and highest quality oil color range ever produced.

Open stock colors available in 20ml tubes. Three whites in 50 ml tubes: Silver White (flake/lead) in linseed oil, Silver White (flake/lead) in poppy oil and Titanium White.

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- Artists' Quality Watercolors -

Holbein Artists’ Watercolor

Much of the incomparable, world-wide reputation that Holbein enjoys is due to the exceptional quality of their Artist Watercolor. Originally introduced in the early 1920’s and now available in 108 highly concentrated colors, Holbein Artist Watercolor is a European style transparent watercolor which preserves the brush handling qualities inherent in Japanese watercolor techniques.

More finely ground than any other artist watercolor, Holbein Artist Watercolor is produced without ox-gall, animal by-products or other dispersing agents. This affords the user greater control in the dispersal of their pigments, enhances handling qualities and delivers color of unequaled intensity, purity and reliability for brilliant transparent washes and/or powerful, clean darks.

Holbein Artist Watercolor is available in two formats, in tubes (5 ml and 15 ml) or in a limited range of half pans. Holbein Artist Watercolor is specifically designed to rewet instantly and not deteriorate in the tube, pan or palette.

Holbein Artist Watercolor is the standard by which all others are measured against.

Holbein Half Pan Watercolor

Brilliant and beautiful, Holbein Artist Half Pan Watercolor has been produced for all those who enjoy watercolor portability.

Available in 48 colors, Holbein Artist Pan Watercolor uses the highest concentration of pigment possible while affording the user great ease in re-wet ability.

Holbein uses a combination of both traditional and modern pigments, ensuring that Holbein Half Pan Watercolor offer exceptional brilliance, excellent lightfast ratings and crisp, clean results without muddiness!

Each open stock pan contains a magnetic strip to secure placement and hold onto any steel folding travel palette.

Color Charts

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Color Charts

Color Charts provide an invaluable reference guide to all artist. Learn more about your favorite colors or discover new ones today by viewing our digital color charts.

Please note color swatches may vary on digital screens or printed color charts.

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Mediums & Varnishes

- Unparalled Mediums For Every Artist -

Holbein Oil Mediums

The consistency of oil paints may be enhanced and altered by using oil painting mediums. It has been said that Oil Colors are the actors on the stage, whilst the Painting Oils, Varnishes and Mediums are the Directors. The finished production is the combination of the Oil Colors brilliantly acting their parts on the surface, directed by the Painting Oils, Varnishes and Mediums from behind the scenes. Never think of Painting Oils, Varnishes and Mediums just as thinners for oil color; they are more than that. The entire painting technique can be controlled by these directors in your production. Holbein uses the very finest ingredients to produce a variety of widely acclaimed Painting Oils, Varnishes, Mediums.

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Holbein DUO Mediums

Holbein Duo Aqua Oil Mediums were designed specifically for use with Duo Aqua Oil Colors. Use them to enhance transparency or translucency, create a gloss or matte finish, accelerate drying time, or aid brushability and flow. All may be thinned with water and dry clear.
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Holbein Watercolor Mediums

Use Holbein watercolor mediums to create interesting effects and enhance the properties of watercolors.

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Holbein Acrylic Mediums

Exceptional quality, professional grade Acrylic Mediums designed to meet the demands of today’s acrylic artist.

Holbein’s 6 Pastes and 7 Gels along with 3 Base Gesso painting grounds are sure to support all of your artistic creativity. Available in unique poly bags which use less packaging than standard rigid plastic containers, resulting in less post-consumer waste. Poly bags are tough, durable and designed to stand up for easy storage.

6 additional mediums in 200ml squeeze bottles provide convenient use and storage.

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- Exceptional Painting & Palette Knives -

Holbein Series 1066, 1066S, and 1066E

Hand-forged in Seki Japan, these exquisite knives reflect skills honed over centuries of sword making.  All Holbein knives are made from one piece of steel, a most important specification in the creation of predictable balance and adequate strength for years of reliable use. The 12 degree neck angle will allow the artist to hold the knife normally without point contact with the canvas surface.

Series 1066 Knives are hand-forged stainless steel blades mounted in hardwood handles.

Series 1066S are rust-proof stainless steel blades for use with oil color, water soluble oil color, acrylic, watercolor, gouache and poster color.

Series 1066E Ecolse Painting Knives have a steel blade in a hardwood handle.

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Holbein MX Series Painting Knives

Hand-forged stainless steel blades made from one piece of steel and a hard wood handle allow for predictable balance and adequate strength for years of reliable use. The 12 degree neck angle will allow the artist to hold the knife normally without point contact with the canvas surface. MX knives are flexible, strong and rust-proof. Choose from five shapes in both standard flexibility (S) and stiff flexibility (H) formats. The MX is a superior quality painting knife.

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Holbein Palette Knives

Created in Seki City, Japan, Holbein Palette Knives are produced using techniques derived from centuries of sword making. Holbein palette knives offer the artist a flexible steel blade with no sharpen cutting edge, which make them ideal for mixing paint and mediums on a palette before being applied onto a desired surface.
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-Professional Artist Accessories-

  • Seamless Brush Washers

Brush Washers

Air-Tight Brush Washers are chrome plated iron brush washers with removable insert and rubber seal. Available in 4 sizes: Extra Large, Large, Medium and Small.

Tin Brush Washers are available in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of today’s artists. Each brush washer is equipped with a separate inside receptacle for easy brush cleaning.

Seamless Brush Washers are light-weight, molded seamless brush washers made from brushed aluminum. Suitable for both oil and watercolor.

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Metal Folding Palettes

Steel folding palettes provide a spacious practical storage for watercolors. A black japanned finish outside combined with a white enameled inside with a thumb hole allow for easy storage and transportation.

Aluminum palettes are light weight and have a black and white enamel finish. Available in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of any artist.

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Palette Cups

A wide variety of metal palette cups in all different shapes and sizes to meet the demands of today’s artist.

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- High Quality Paper Products for Every Artist -

33 Series Multi-Media Pads

Spiral bound, 28 sheets per pad offer superlative all purpose 80lb NpH pulp paper that accepts watercolor, ink, pastel, pencil and chalk equally well.

Heavy cardboard cover flips to give double support. Tie ribbons protect against loss and damage.

Colors Available: Brown, Blue Grey, Burgundy & Rust (Square Only)

Available Sizes

Portrait Landsacpe Square
33T – 7-5/16″ x 5-3/8″ 33YT – 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ Mini – 4″ x 5″
33K – 9-1/4″ x 6-1/2″ 33YK – 6-1/4″ x 9-3/8″ Small – 8″ x 8″
33C – 10-5/8″ x 8-5/8″ 33YC – 8-5/8″ x 11-1/8″ Medium – 10″ x 10″
33B – 13″ x 9-7/16″ Large – 12″ x 12″
33A – 14″ x 11″ Traveler – 10.5″ x 8-3/4″
33L – 16-1/8″ x 13″
33S- 18-1/8″ x 14″

Holbein / Strathmore Pads

These custom constructed pads from Holbein contain Strathmore Imperial acid free, 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper. A strong, harder sized paper known for it’s superb water hold out, color lifting and blending. Available in blocks and pads of 12 sheets with black cover.

Block Pad, Spring Bound
IB-SM 6-1/2″ x 9-3/8″ IS-SM
IB-F4 9-3/4″ x 13-1/2″ IS-F4
IB-F6 12-3/4″ x 16-1/2″ IS-F6
IB-F8 15″ x 18″ IS-F8
IB-F10 18″ x 20-7/8″
Pad, Book Bound
6-1/2″ x 9-3/8″ IP-SM
9-3/4″ x 13-1/2″ IP-F4
12-3/4″ x 16-1/2″ IP-F6

Maxon Pads

Maxon Manga Manuscript Papers – High quality vellum style paper allows for smooth pen movement. Sheet is durable and resists scratching and scoring. This paper may be used for both individual and coterie magazines. Each sheet contains a printed guide for panel layout and drawing without a ruler. Each pad consists of 40 sheets and is available in BS (Basic) ~ Lightweight & ST (Standard) ~ Regular Weight paper.

Sizes Available:
BS-A4 & ST-A4 ~ 8-1/4″ x 11-3/4″
BS-B4 & ST-B4 ~ 10-1/4″ x 14-1/3

Maxon Comic Name Note – is useful for creating names consistent with a story line. The layout is the same as that of a submission paper, allowing for quick organization of Manga for submission. The layout is made so that the title page starts on the odd number page. Remember the organization of two open pages at once is very important in Manga production! Sheets contain cut-off line and panel-layout line.

Maxon Comic Scenario Note Pad – This scenario notebook will help to organize images, character lines, scene depictions and the overall development of a story is facilitated by the use of this pad.

Kent Pads

Ideal for technical drawing and pen drawing. Kent Pads offer 133g/m2 (No.1) and 217g/m2 (No.2) weighted NpH paper which provide a strong surface with no bleeding, allowing for beautiful clean lines.

Available Sizes:

B5 – 20 sheets, 10.5″ x 7.5″
B4 – 20 sheets, 14.75″ x 10.5″
B3 – 20 sheets, 20.75″ x 14.75″

Gray Paper Palette

A neutral gray toned disposable paper palette which allows you to see the color as it will appear on your painting. Recommended for oils and acrylics.

Available Sizes:

Small – 25 sheets, 5.79″ x 12″
Medium – 30 sheets, 9.25″ x 13.66″

Health & Safety

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ACMI Health Labels

The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) is a non-profit association of manufacturers of art, craft and other creative materials. ACMI seeks to create and maintain a positive environment for art, craft and other creative materials usage; to promote safety in these materials; and to serve as an information and service resource on such products.

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Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

A Safety Data Sheet is a formal document which outlines the potential health effects of exposure to chemicals and potential hazards of a substance. A SDS will also contain important information about characteristics of such chemicals and safe working procedures when handling them.

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  • Color Charts Discover all the colors Holbein has to offer

    Color Charts provide an invaluable reference guide to all artist. Learn more about your favorite colors or discover new ones to become permanent fixtures in your palette.

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    Explore the careers and individual styles of artist who love working with Holbein Colors.

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  • From Designer Gouache to Acrylic Inks to Heavy Body Acrylic to Acryla Gouache to DUO water-based oils, my art supply drawer is always full of Holbein products!

    by Monte M. Moore

Featured Artists

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David Becker

David_BeckerDavid R. Becker, TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America), is a fine artist, illustrator,  and art instructor. He is the author of Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and  How to Sketch with Watercolor is David’s second book.

Becker has had 2 different articles published in International Artist and one in Watercolor Magic.

His paintings have also been published in several books and magazines including People in Watercolor (Rockport Publishers), How To Making a painting by Irving Shapiro (Watson & Guptill), Splash 3 (North Light) and American Artist Magazine.

Becker began teaching watercolor part-time while still a student at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He teaches classes and workshops all around Chicago and suburbs and around the country.

A native of Chicago , Becker along with his fine art is a freelance illustrator and had been an illustrator for DRAFTFCB, for 24 years. Before that he was an illustrator at J Walter Thompson for 6 years.

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Stephanie Birdsall

Stephanie_BirdsallStephanie is the recipient of over 35 awards including the Degas Pastel Society Exceptional Merit Award and Best In Show at the Bridgeport Museum of Arts and Sciences. She was included in the top 100 “Arts for the Parks” miniatures exhibition, and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. In 2005 she was featured on the PBS series “Expressions of the Arts”. Her formal training was at The City and Guilds of London Art School. She later studied with Albert Handell, David Leffell, Richard Schmid and Ramon Kelly. Stephanie takes great pride in seeing her students achieve excellence and surpass their expectations in her workshops.

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Robert Burridge

Robert_BurridgeRobert is a painter in all media, a national juror, a college and international workshop instructor, and the Honorary President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters.  A Signature Member of both the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and the ISAP, his honors include the prestigious Crest Medal for Achievement in the Arts and Franklin Mint awards. His work is featured in many books and magazines, on Starbucks Coffee mugs, Pearl Vodka bottles, and on eight commercial tapestries. His popular work hangs in the permanent collections of international embassies, corporate galleries and  art colleges, as well as in the television and entertainment industry. His work is also featured in museums and galleries in Palm Desert, Austin, Cambria, Key West, and  New Orleans. Robert’s studio is located in California’s central coast in the San Luis Obispo wine country.

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Jeanne Carbonetti

Jeanne_CarbonettiJeanne has been an artist and teacher for more than thirty years. Specializing in developing the power of the creative process, she is the author of The Tao of Watercolor, The Zen of Creative Painting, The Yoga of Drawing, Making Pearls: Living the Creative Life, and The Art of Creativity: How Imagination Becomes Inspiration. She has also produced a video, The Tao of Watercolor. Jeanne runs Crow Hill Gallery of Fine Art and The Eden Center for Creative Power, both in Chester, Vermont. By invitation, she exhibited at the Fifth Annual International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy in  2005. Her paintings are in collections both private and corporate throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia.

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Echo Chernik

Echo_tree_PortraitEcho Chernik is an internationally award-winning illustrator and instructor of advertising, packaging, covers, posters, and products. Her illustrations have appeared everywhere from the Bellagio Hotel & Casino and BBC America to Miller Brewing Company and Celestial Seasonings. She also has a significant fine art career, bringing her exotic visions of art nouveau and future fantasy to the public. Echo has been interviewed by CBS news and is frequently featured in international art magazines.


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Sean Dye

Sean_Dye Sean is an award winning artist who received his MFA from Pratt Institute. He teaches painting at the University of Vermont, and conducts popular workshops throughout North America. His work has appeared in The Artist Magazine, Pastel Artist International, International Artist, and The Pastel Journal. He is a member of the Pastel Society of America, the Vermont Pastel Society (founder), and has judged several important exhibitions. His works hang in many private and corporate collections as well as commercial galleries. He has authored two books: Painting with Water Soluble Oils (North Light, 2001), and The Mixed-Media Sourcebook (Watson-Guptill, 2005). Sean’s work also appears in Painting the Elements: Weather Effects in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor (North Light). He has also released several DVDs, including Palette Knife Landscape (2005), Sean Dyes East Steps to Oil Painting (2009).

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Camilla d’Errico

CamillaCamilla d’Errico is an urban contemporary painter, illustrator, character creator and comic artist residing in Vancouver, BC. With roots in comics, Camilla’s beautiful work is seen on toys, clothes, accessories and more.  She has been published by Random House, Tokyopop, Boom! Studios, Image Comics, IDW and, while publishing her literature-inspired series, Tanpopo.  Camilla has distinguished herself as one of the breakthrough artists in Pop Surrealism’s New Figurative movement through her ability to seamlessly weave manga and western styles with surrealist elements, wrapping it together with an extensive emotional palette. She has a unique style that bridges cultural and geographical boundaries, while remaining totally relevant to today’s varied audience.  Ever the prolific artist, Camilla lives the double life of comic artist/creator and New Brow painter, while expanding her horizons to include fashion, merchandise and customized collectible art toys.

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Caroline Jasper

Caroline_JasperCaroline begins her impressionistic paintings on her trademark red ground. She is the author of POWERCOLOR Master Color Concepts for All Media and PaintersGuide and Color Manual. She also has three DVDs: Color Moves Painting Water with Oils, Landscape Oil Painting on Red Ground and Dramatic Depth in Painting. Caroline was  featured in Sean Dye’s book, Painting with Water Soluble Oils and in magazines such as American Artist, Focus Santa Fe, Décor, and  ArtistsMagazine. A Maryland Institute College of Art MFA with over thirty years’ teaching experience, Caroline’s critically acclaimed paintings have been honored in juried shows, galleries, and museum exhibitions throughout the United States. Her work is also held in corporate and private collections internationally. Galleries in Arkansas, Florida, and Texas represent her work.


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Linda Kemp

Linda Linda_Kempis internationally recognized for her unique, contemporary watercolor and acrylic paintings which incorporate her innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of two books: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and Simplifying Design and Color for Artists Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques, and is a presenter in numerous instructional art videos and internet forums. She is also a contributing writer and demonstrator in seven other books. Linda’s paintings and articles have been featured in publications such as American Artist, Watercolor Magic, International ArtistWatercolor Artist, Watermedia Focus, and Palette Magazine. Linda is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Ontario Society of Artists, and the Society of Canadian Artists. She is also profiled in Canadian Whos Who and Whos Who Canadian Women, the Dictionary of International Biography and the 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit. Linda’s award winning paintings are in private, government and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, U.K. and the private collection of the Prince of Wales.

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Randy Martinez

MartinezRandy Martinez is one of today’s most popular artists in the pop culture genre. His illustrations have used for most of today’s biggest pop culture properties, including Star Wars, Marvel Comics, and Lord of the Rings. Considered the Swiss army knife of Star Wars Illustrators, Randy Martinez has been creating Cartoons, Caricatures, Illustrations, Paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm LTD since 1999. Martinez’s art first appeared in Star Wars Kids Magazine; before he quickly moved on to create cartoons and caricatures for the Star Wars Insider.  In 2007 Martinez was chosen to create the official key art for Star Wars Celebration IV and Europe. Martinez has continued a wide range of illustration styles for Topps Trading Cards, Scholastic Books, Acme Archives and many other producers of pop culture collectibles.
 In 2012, Randy Martinez was bestowed a great honor when his illustrations were included in the book Star Wars Art: Illustration (Abrams Books).  This book celebrates the most influential and important illustrators that have ever created official Star Wars Art since 1977. Every illustration in this book was hand selected by George Lucas from his personal art collection.

In 2012, Marvel Comics began producing Randy’s art for their fine art print program. These are limited Edition prints of fine art paintings depicting Marvels greatest superheroes.

Martinez is also an accomplished author of two how to draw books with Impact Books. Creature Features: Draw Amazing Monsters and Aliens, and Sketch Card Mania, which he co-authored with Denise Vasquez. Both books are available in all major bookstores and on Amazon.

Randy earned a BFA in Design and Illustration from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1998, and previously studied art California Lutheran University and Ventura Community Collage.

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Monte M. Moore

Monte M. Moore
Monte M. Moore has been a professional illustrator for over 20 years focusing on the comics, gaming and entertainment industries. His work has been commissioned and licensed by top-tier companies such as Lucasfilm Ltd, Disney, The U.S. Marine Corps, Paramount, Topps, Harley-Davidson and most publishers in the comics industry including DC Comics, Image Comics, Harris Comics, IDW Publishing and many others. Licensed work for Marvel started in 1998 on the Marvel Masterpieces card series through Rittenhouse Archives and continued on other sets including the recent Dangerous Diva’s set. Later work in the early 2000’s included work for Upper Deck on the VS. card game and dozens of other card games as well as work on Magic: The Gathering for Wizards of the Coast. Monte’s work has been showcased in top industry publications such as several volumes of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art and in 1998 and 2001 Monte took the top awards at the World Fantasy Art Show against many of the world’s top illustrators. Along with having 7 art books being published Internationally, Monte has been Guest of Honor artist at the top conventions around the world including San Diego Comic-Con International in 2003, Lucca Comics and Games in Italy in 2006 and 2008, FACTS Con in Belgium in 2014 and New York Comic-Con several times over the years. Many publications outside the comics industry have also included Monte’s client artwork in their advertisements and those include Time, Newsweek, U.S. World Report and the Robb Report. Monte keeps his hands in many different projects, which have included writing 10 screenplays, having 2 feature films produced, Art Director on other films (see IMDB), co-owning a successful traditional game company with several games on the market, and designer of over 80 fantasy themed sculptures in distribution around the world.

“I’ve been a die-hard user of Holbein Airbrushes since I picked up my first one in 1991 and have created untold amounts of illustrations with these versatile, accurate, durable illustrator quality air brushes. Holbein has always been a color innovator, not a follower, and many companies try to emulate their industry leading products. From Designer Gouache to Acrylic Inks to Heavy Body Acrylic to Acryla Gouache to DUO water-based oils, my art supply drawer is always full of Holbein products!”

Jean Pederson

jeanpedersonJean is an artist recognized internationally for her mixed media and watercolor paintings, she is an international juror and a popular workshop instructor.

Jean is a contributing editor for The Artist’s Magazine, has written many articles, two books and 4 videos. Recently Jean has completed her second book “Mixed Media Painting Workshop” following the success of “Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People” published by North Light. She has also been involved in many other publications including Splash 8, 9,10 and 14, Sketchbook Confidential, WatercolorArtist,International Artist, Magazin’Art and is profiled in Canada’s Who’s Who.

Jean is a Signature Member of many organizations, including the American Watercolor Society, The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, The Federation of Canadian Artists and Master Signature Member of the California Watercolor Association. Jean has been honoured with numerous National and International awards including the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. She has work placed several collections including the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, England.

Jean Pederson has exhibited her work internationally in London England, Stockholm Sweden, New York (United Nations), San Francisco, Mexico, China and across Canada.

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Brian Rood

Brian Rood
Brian Rood is a professional illustrator working throughout the entertainment industry. He is most known for his extensive amount of work for the Star Wars franchise. He has spent the better part of the last 12 years working primarily in a galaxy far far away… His work for the Star Wars franchise can be found on everything from fine art reproductions to the illustrated storybooks for Lucasfilm/Disney publishing. He has spent the last several years creating over 600 new illustrations for current and upcoming projects for Lucasfilm/Disney publishing and licensing. Brians artwork has been commissioned and used by dozens of licensors of Star Wars merchandise. Outside of the galaxy far far away Brians work can be found through out the entertainment industry on properties ranging from Classic television programs to major theatrical releases. When he’s not in his studio creating artwork based on Star Wars, he travels the world attending various gallery exhibits and Conventions. Brian says that, ” Working with Lucasfilm and Disney is a dream come true. There are so many creative avenues you can take with a property like Star Wars, the ideas for new paintings and works of art are nearly endless. ” When he’s not busy creating new artwork for the Entertainment industry and the Star Wars galaxy he is spending time with his wife and two children in Southern Michigan.

Brian has been utilizing both the acrylic and watercolor lines from Holbein for the better part of two decades. “ Ive tried every brand and every type of paint out there, and alway come back to the Holbein line of paints…. The colors, the quality control and the friendly nature to have the paints interact with each other when Im creating mixed media pieces are all some of the reasons why Holbein products are a permanent fixture in my studio…..”

Alex Ross

Alex_Ross_smNelson Alexander “Alex” Ross is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work. He first became known with the 1994 miniseries Marvels, on which he collaborated with writer Kurt Busiek for Marvel Comics. He has since done a variety of projects for both Marvel and DC Comics, such as the 1996 miniseries Kingdom Come, which Ross co-wrote. Since then he has done covers and character designs for Busiek’s series Astro City, and various projects for Dynamite Entertainment. His feature film work includes concept and narrative art for Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, and DVD packaging art for the M. Night Shyamalan film, Unbreakable. He has done covers for TV Guide, promotional artwork for the Academy Awards, posters and packaging design for video games, and his renditions of superheroes have been merchandised as action figures. Ross’ style has been said to exhibit “a Norman-Rockwell-meets-George-Pérez vibe”, and has been praised for its realistic, human depictions of classic comic book characters. His rendering style, his attention to detail, and the perceived tendency of his characters to be depicted staring off into the distance in cover images has been satirized in Mad magazine. Because of the time it takes Ross to produce his art, he primarily serves as a plotter and/or cover artist. Comics Buyer’s Guide Senior Editor Maggie Thompson, commenting on that publication’s retirement of the Favorite Painter award from their CBG Fan Awards due to Ross’ domination of that category, stated in 2010, “Ross may simply be the field’s Favorite Painter, period.”

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Iris Scott

Iris Scott
Iris Scott (b.1984) is leading a revolution worldwide in oil painting – and she’s doing it by refusing to use brushes. Armed with surgical gloves instead of paint brushes, Iris swipes paint straight from Holbein tubes onto her fingertips and then finger paints across the canvas. “It’s new technology” exclaims Iris “yet it’s the oldest technology of all!”. Iris has been featured by Forbes, Barron’s, Western Art and Architecture Magazine, USAToday, CBS New York, and many others. Her originals are sold in 4 galleries across The United States, and orders for her prints ship all day every day to far reaches of the planet. Her style is resonating with a universal need to connect with art that is joyful, colorful, and aesthetically pleasing. Iris Scott believes beauty has gone underrated in recent decades and that the pendulum is finally beginning to swing in a new direction. Scott is currently based in Brooklyn, but her hometown of Maple Valley, where she was born, sits just outside of Seattle. A child of the trees, Iris’ artsy hippie parents raised her to love what you do and to commit to your passion 100%.

“Between the years of 2009 and 2011 I found myself finally selling my work. With these new dollars to spend I took great care in deciding which oils to commit to. So I began testing one brand after another. Then in 2011, while wandering around the isle of Blick in Seattle I was taken aback by a handful of colors that were vibrating on the shelf at a color spectrum light years beyond their neighbors. Those colors were the Luminous Opera, Orange, and Yellow. Alas I was too curious and had to purchase them. Not only were the colors more outrageously bright than their saturated packaging, but the consistency of the paint was perfect for thick finger painting because there was no stickiness. Regardless of color/hue I could switch from one tube to another without EVER losing the consistent feel. To this day I’ve never been able to stand another brand of oils, they all make me sick. In turn my work took a significant turn for the better as I finally struggled less with my materials. Although Holbein could charge top dollar for this valuable line of oils, they still manage to not gouge the consumer. I smile whenever I run out of paint because it means I get to go buy more of an incredibly fairly-priced paint.”

Betsy Dillard Stroud

Betsy Dillard Stroud
Betsy Dillard Stroud rides the turbulent steeds of painting and writing. A born Virginian, Stroud began painting at the age of eight when an insightful uncle gave her a set of oils and suggested a tutor. Stroud is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society in New York and a signature member of the National Watercolor Society in California, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Honor Society in Colorado, and a Royal Scorpion and life Member of the Arizona Watercolor Society. She is a former President of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. A nationally acclaimed and award winning artist, Stroud is also a former art historian who received her M. A. from the University of Virginia.

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Joseph Stoddard

Joseph never lets reality stand in the way of a good painting. He wants people to get an emotional response from his paintings and sketches, and to be charmed and surprised by his interpretation. He loves to work outside in the beautiful Southern California sunshine, trying to commit to paper the sensations he experiences. Joseph has produced paintings for a number of Pasadena events, including the Bungalow Heaven Annual Tour, the Colorado Street Bridge Party, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, the California Art Club Artists for Architecture Painting Project, the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra. His work has also appeared on the covers of various publications, including Pasadena Magazine. His books include Pasadena Sketchbook (2001) and Redlands Sketchbook (2007).

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Heather Theurer

Heather_2014Heather’s paintings are the product of decades of observation of people, environments, animals and textiles. Although she was not able to obtain a formal education in art, all her studies of the natural world in addition to the works of great artists including the renaissance masters, the pre-raphaelites of the late 19th century and modern masters have influenced he work in a way she couldn’t imagine getting in a classroom. Themes in her work include religious symbolism, fantasy realism, equine and wildlife, and bold reworking of Disney characters. Her process in painting is constantly morphing as she applies new techniques, but most often consist of a multitude layers of paint and glazes (as many as 20 or so in some cases) to reach the desired depth and detail that dominates her work.

Shared and collected around the world, Heather Theurer’s paintings are constructed in the midst of a bustling family with five children in Las Vegas, Nevada. Regardless of the challenges, her art has gone on to get the attention of USA Today and the LA Times, garnered contracts with Disney Fine Art and Fantasy Con, and received recognition and awards from respected organizations such as Art Renewal Center, Artist’s Magazine and Spectrum, among others.

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Jerry VanderStelt

Jerry-VS-bio-picJerry currently has an active License with Warner Brothers Studio for the creation of a Fine Art line for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films titles. All of Jerry’s artwork is based upon hand-painted, traditionally rendered paintings, utilizing Holbein Acrylic Ink “Aeroflash” applied with both an airbrush and a flat brush. His natural tendency is to create artwork with a photo realistic approach. It is for this reason that Jerry is sometimes asked if his artwork is digital or not.

Jerry has been in the commercial art business for the last 15 years and has been involved in the creation of numerous Sci-fi and Fantasy book jacket designs as well as several commercial artworks for clients such as Hasbro toys, Capital One Bank, Royal Mail Group, Ace, Pocket, Roc and Scholastic books. He has also collaborated with Sideshow Collectibles in the creation of The Dark Lord Sauron 1/4 scale sculpt. You will find many of Jerry’s artworks gracing the covers of several Topps Star Wars collectible card hobby boxes.

Jerry currently works with Disney and Lucasfilm Licensing / Publishing for various Star Wars projects and for the Indiana Jones titles.

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Jon Young

Jon Young
Jon was born and raised in Swanton, Vermont. He studied illustration at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, and oil painting at Johnson State College. Since 2000, he has been the product and technical advisor for HK Holbein Artist Materials in Williston, Vermont. In 2008, Jon was one of three North American artists featured for Holbein Japan’s launch of their water soluble oil paint line “DUO.” Two of his landscape paintings were published in Sean Dye’s “The Mixed Media Sourcebook”, published by Watson Guptill, 2004. Jon’s painting, Red Autumn Dawn was awarded first place for Arts Alive’s Festival of Fine Arts juried show in 2010. He has exhibited in Burlington, Saint Albans, and Seattle. His mediums range from watercolor, ink, oils, and acrylics. Jon’s art is known for the bright colors and wide range of subject matter. He lives in Saint Albans, Vermont with wife Arleigh, and daughter Violet.

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