Coates have been making charcoal in the traditional manner since 1819. The intense blackness of natural willow charcoal makes it a versatile and responsive drawing tool.




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In Conversation with Nicola Coate


High quality sketching, drawing, and illustration materials - perfect for quick sketches, bold mark making, or detailed studies. 

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Plein Air Painting

Everything you need for plein air painting, from paints and travel brushes to storage boxes, sketchbooks, sundries, and easels.

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Pigments & Powders

Pigment is the pure colour used to make paint or ink. It’s a very good value method of making paints that exactly match the way you work.

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