I've been going to this art supply store ever
since I was a high school student back in
the late 60's. Established in 1944, this little
store in the San Fernando Valley continues
to meet my needs. They carry a full range
of supplies for painting, drawing, and sculpting.
I recommend this store simply because they
are not part of a corporate chain. Located
at: 5308 Laurel Canyon
Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607.
With locations in West LA, Pasadena, Santa
Monica, this place is a mecca for those seeking
quality art materials at low prices. Recently
purchased by Dick Blick Art Supplies, The
Art Store offers everything any artist could
possibly need. I usually go to the West Hollywood
location at: 7301
West Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036.
but their other locations are just as good.
For store locations throughout LA, California,
and the rest of the US, visit: www.artstore.com
ART & CRAFT
The super store for art supplies... if you
can think of it, this place most likely stocks
it. Be preparred to spend some time in this
huge warehouse-like establishment. For Los
Angelenos, Pearl's is located at: 1250
S. La Cienega Blvd. Phone: (310)
854-4900, with a store also located
in Huntington Beach
(714-903-5100). Originally based
in New York, this store has outlets in states
across the US. I regularly haunt the LA store
for oil paints, masonite and wood panels,
and fine brushes.
When I was a student at the old Otis Art Institute
across the street from L.A.'s famous Macarthur
Park, I frequented this amazing hole in the
wall store for discount art materials and
rare handmade paper. Well, the store is still
there and continues to offer amazing handmade
papers from around the world. You'll find
single sheets or large rolls of gorgeous papers
perfect for drawing and printmaking. The store
is located near Macarthur Park at: 2506
W. Seventh St. Phone (213)387-4433.
Back in the early 1980's I was introduced
to this small store by a painter who created
large matt paintings for Hollywood films.
The store was, and continues to be, one of
L.A.'s best kept secrets. They sell acrylic
paint, mediums, and gesso by the gallons and
at terrific prices. The store is located at:
St., Culver City. Phone (323)
An huge array of supplies for all art disciplines.
Utrecht is known for it's own line of professional
oil paints... but they also carry other national
and international paint brands for oil and
acrylic, as well as brushes, canvas-linen-wood
panels, priming materials, drawing materials,
papers, and graphic art materials. You can
even order items from off their extensive
website. In LA., Utrecht is located at: 11677
Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 90025.
Phone: (310) 478-5775.
Everyone can purchase supplies from their
This small company roduces custom made wood
panels - with or without canvas. They also
make shaped panels and canvas stretcher bars
from wood or aluminum. The shop delivers locally
and ships nationwide, and is located in the
City of Gardena, at: 1700
West 135th. Street. Gardena, California, 90249.
Phone (310) 323 8880
- Fax (310) 323 8784.
Visit their website, at: www.luciushudson.com
This store has a large selection of drawing,
drafting, and painting materials... plus,
a second floor that offers drafting tables,
chairs, and easels... as well as a ground
floor area for artbooks that's hard to beat.
Located at 3425 W.
Cahuenga Blvd. Phone (323)851-1350.
BOARDS - ARCHIVAL ART
I love painting on wood panels, and this shop
offers custom made wood and natural fiber
panels, oil primed linen-canvas and cotton
canvas panels, and even watercolor paper panels.
Personally, I find their maple panels the
perfect ground for my oil paintings... so
I highly recommend this store to other painters.
You can order off their website, at: www.art-boards.com/index.htm