Winsor & Newton Artists' Water Colour

Since 1832, when Henry Newton and William Winsor introduced the first moist water colours to the world, much of Winsor & Newton’s reputation for supreme quality has stemmed from the Artists’ Water Colour range. More than 170 years later, the original Winsor & Newton moist water colour continues to be formulated and manufactured according to the company’s founding principles — to create an unparalleled water colour range that offers artists the widest and most balanced choice of pigments with the greatest possible permanence.

Through strict adherence to these founding principles, Winsor & Newton has achieved brilliance, transparency, and purity of colour unparalleled by any other water colour. For the 21st century, these key qualities are achieved through a combination of choice of raw materials, custom-made machinery, and expert formulation by experienced chemists and artists who have spent their working lifetimes formulating Artists’ Water Colour.

Today, the Winsor & Newton Artists’ Water Colour range benefits from continued advancements in pigment technology and production methods, building on the company’s already high standards to produce even brighter, more transparent, and more stable colours. Equally important, many of the formulations remain the same — proving that they cannot be bettered!