Please note that orders may take slightly longer to fulfil as we continue to operate during these difficult times.
There are also currently substantial border delays, so international orders will take longer to arrive.

Artist Sets

The Artist Sets have been carefully collated by some of our Associate Artists, and are designed to give you an insight into how the artists work, and a head start in forming your own palette.

Emma is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and works as a portrait artist alongside illustration work and her series of wildlife and landscapes. Her favourite subjects to paint are animals and she enjoys painting many pet portraits as well as series of British and Irish wildlife.
Robert works as a self-employed fine artist and tutor, winning regular fine art awards for his distinctive and expressive style of work in numerous international competitions.

Lucy Pittaway is an award winning artist based in Yorkshire, creating beautiful artworks inspired by her local surroundings.

Les Darlow is a professional artist from Blackpool. His background training was at Palatine College of Art & Illustration in Blackpool as well as studying Technical & Scientific Illustration.

Gail has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning awards along the way; collectors of her work can be found world-wide. She is a Signature Member with the Pastel Society of America and Pastel Artists Canada.

Lisa Ober, PSA, IAPS/MC, is a portrait and still life painter, workshop teacher, and owner of OA Gallery in St. Louis, MO. When not in her studio painting or busy at the gallery she travels as a workshop instructor, sharing the versatility, beauty, and immediacy of pastel painting.
Tricia Taylor is a Master Pastellist from Australia with many years of experience working with pastels. Recognised for capturing the beauty of light, Tricia’s award-winning seascapes are her specialty.
Born and educated in the Netherlands, Michelle has always had a close, emotional affinity to water. She was inspired at an early age by the beauty of light reflections on the canal that ran alongside her house. This developed into a deep love of the ocean in her adult years.
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COVID 19 INFO

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Customer Enquiries

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Or give us a call on +44 (0)1434 240203 and choose option 1, for Liz.

Trade Enquiries

For trade enquiries, please contact us as below:

UK

liz@unisoncolour.com or call Liz on +44 (0)1434 240203 Option 1

China and Russia
Europe
North America
ROW (Exc. China and Russia)

Dear Customer

For over 30 years Unison Colour has taken great pride and pleasure in supplying artists soft pastels to discerning artists all over the world.

Whilst endeavouring to use only the most reliably beautiful and long-lasting ingredients we are now in a situation where global matters have disrupted our once easy flowing supplies.

Our main concern is the critical availability of Cobalt based pigments. We are enduring much stronger competition with new technology demanding resources for the production of lithium-ion batteries and also synthetic fuels. These innovations will be both lifesaving and earth saving in the future. The element Cobalt is of major importance in emerging technology and although artists have used Cobalt-based pigments for centuries we may have to learn adapt and to use alternatives.

Currently approximately 10% of Cobalt resources are used in the manufacture of pigments – as art material manufacturers we recognise that there will be unavoidable impacts on this. Global trade relationships are challenging. Processes and capabilities engineered by our suppliers are constantly being improved with much recent investment in efficiencies. This has however increased the cost of these valuable ingredients. We have until very recently absorbed the rising price.

Accordingly, there may be times ahead when there could be difficulties with obtaining some of our range. We will continue to aim for consistent stock where at all possible whilst recognising the challenges ahead may be beyond our control.

We very much appreciate your ongoing support and will continue to strive to bring you the very best in artists pastels. Thank you for your anticipated patience during these challenging times.

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