HMG Paints have relaunched a range of Artist Colours in Oil

08 March 2022

BY Paddy

HMG Paints have relaunched their range of Artist Colours in Oil, following strong demand and support from the artist community. Originally manufactured by RJ Stokes Paints in the 1940’s the paints are exceptionally highly regarded in the artist community and used by leading painters from across Britain.

The Artists Colours in Oil are traditional concentrated dispersions of pigments in blended Linseed Oils for artists that offer intense colour and high tinting strength. The intense chroma and cleanliness of the pigments utilised means that the select palette of colours allows artists to create any colour they desire.

“I, and so many others, are more than delighted by the news that HMG are about to launch their range of artists’ oils” commented Jake Attree. Attree’s work features in private and corporate collections in the USA, Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany and Sweden. In the UK, his work can be found in numerous galleries including York Art Gallery; Bradford Museums & Galleries; Leeds and Sheffield University Fine Art Society.

Large Packsizes

A unique feature of the range see’s the contemporary artist colours, including the extremely popular Titanium White, Vibrant Blue and Venetian Red, available in large tin sizes. The range is available in 1 litre tins with a 5-litre pack size available in the future.  The range has a malleable viscosity which lends itself to impasto painting and can be applied by Brush, Roller, Palette Knife or other techniques. The ultimate dispersion of pigments within the paint makes it ideal for it to be used boldly, which is showcased by the styles of users such as Carl Melegari, Frank Auerbach.

“We’re delighted to be able to make the range available to such a passionate community. The materials have interesting history, for example speaking to Frank Auerbach on a couple of occasions, he was explaining to me in our phone calls, the network of famous names who used the product” said John Falder, HMG Paints Chairman. “We inherited a range which had been somewhat neglected, needing quite a lot of work to refine the formulations to ensure consistency but as always the HMG team, led by Avese Umar, have produced a product we’re exceptionally proud of.”

The full range of products are available directly from HMG Paints and can be purchased online via or by calling 0161 205 7631. The range has a malleable viscosity which lends itself to impasto painting and can be applied by Brush, Roller, Palette Knife or other techniques.

If you require further information on the press release, please contact:
Paddy Dyson
HMG Paints Communications or
0161 205 7631

HMG Paints Ltd is the UK’s leading independent Paint Manufacturer and a proud, family-owned business situated in Manchester. Working alongside new and long-term customers, HMG strive to create the best tailored coatings solutions to meet their customer’s needs. With over 90 years’ experience in developing innovative coatings, HMG’s portfolio of wet paint and aerosols cover virtually every type of surface imaginable across a whole host of industries including industrial, commercial vehicle, decorative, automotive, defence, toll manufacturing, wood finish and arts & craft. HMG have a drive to set the standards for the industry not just meet them.

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