Saturday, 25 August 2012

The AP Fitzpatrick Workshop - Bespoke canvases and canvas re-stretching services

Visitors to our store in London will be aware that we stock a variety of quality paints and pigments for artists, but what they may not know is that located beneath the store is our workshop, where we make bespoke canvases and also offer a canvas re-stretching service. 

 With our bespoke canvases, artists can be sure that their painting support is high quality and tailor-made to their painting needs. We use superior tulip wood stretchers made to your size requirements and available in a variety of depths.
 We offer a range of fabrics such as cotton duck canvas of different weights, fine or medium weave linens and specialist polyester fabrics, which give you a full choice of surfaces suitable to the way you paint. Any of the fabrics can be sized and primed using Lascaux products, prepared to your desired finish - The Lascaux Acrylic Size, alongside the Lascaux Primer or Gesso, provides not only a surface ready to work on but also the reassurance of long-lasting durability. As well as this, we can provide special surfaces, such as coloured grounds or super-smooth surfaces. Not sure which fabric or preparation is right for you? We can provide assistance and advice every step of the way. Simply get in touch or visit us to discuss what you need.

 If you have a painting that needs putting on a new stretcher, or a print on canvas that you would like stretched up to display, we also offer a re-stretching service. Paintings that have minor damage can also be lined and placed on a new stretcher (contact us for more details). Likewise, if you have a painting that needs removing from it's stretcher for transport or storage, we can carefully un-stretch and place your canvases on a roll. 
 Contact us for more information or advice on the services we offer, or visit us in store.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Lascaux Delivery

We received a Lascaux delivery this morning! We're stocked up if you need anything!

Saturday, 4 August 2012

International Alternative Press Festival - visit the main fair in London this weekend

The 2nd International Alternative Press Festival (#IAPF2 ) will be held on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2012 at Conway Hall, London.
It brings together UK and European small press comix, zines, book arts and print.
Belinda Chen (winner of the AP Fitzpatrick East London Printmakers Prize 2011) will be there.
See Belinda's website to see more of her work:

AP Fitzpatrick's Bethnal Green shop will be open on Saturdays as usual from 10-4 - come and see us in Bethnal Green after going to the alt press festival in Holborn - we're just minutes away on the Central Line at Bethnal Green tube. And remember you can now order online too and we can send goods to you: see or call us on 020 7790 0884

Friday, 3 August 2012

Just a Reminder...

...We are open as usual throughout the sporting extravaganza that is London 2012. Feel free to pop in and say hello or discuss your painting queries.
If you're finding travel in London hectic, give us a ring or use our web-shop, we can deliver to you!