For generations, artists have chosen and trusted the Derwent® brand for art materials around the world. With a proud history dating back to 1832, Derwent’s innovation comes from a deep understanding of artists. Derwent appreciates that their needs and aspirations may change over their artistic life, and with this in mind has produced a range of art materials that span from the first colouring pencil to the highest professional quality products – the majority of which are made in their British manufacturing plant in The Lake District, Cumbria, in the UK.
Derwent 'Professional Quality' is aimed at the professional artist or leisure artist that requires the best quality drawing products from graphite, colouring pencils, or watercolour pencils and pens. New additions to the range include the Inktense and the improved Graphic range.
Our collections also come in handcrafted wooden boxes which make a sumptuous gift for the budding artist, or storage solutions whilst on the go with our popular canvas pencil wrap.
Derwent's first oil-based colour pencil, lightfast and with a smooth texture that is a real joy to work with. Watch our brand ambassadors Jake Spicer, Judith Selcuk and Bonny Snowdon review our new Lightfast range.Watch Lightfast Video