Based in northern California, Natural Pigments manufactures and distributes rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators. We specialize in supplying artists’ materials that were used in historical painting from prehistoric times up to and including the nineteenth century.
We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them directly to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators. We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Italy, France, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums, and plants from around the globe to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.
Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints, and other professional artists’ supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes it easy to shop for rare and hard-to-find art materials. Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their use in casein, encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor, and tempera painting.
All products are manufactured in Willits, California.