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Lawrence Art Supplies

The Real Art Shop

208-212 Portland Rd, Hove, BN3 5QT Directions

Tel 01273 927391
   Now closed Open today 09:00 - 17:00

Why Choose Us?

Free Parking
Extensive Range
Online Shop

Business overview

Huge range of top quality art and craft supplies - customer car park at rear of shop. Specialist printmaking and paper supplier in Brighton and Hove and online

TN Lawrence and Son Ltd is a family business established London in 1859, but now based 50 miles south in the coastal City of Brighton and Hove.

We hold a huge range of art supplies from all around the world. From Painting to Pastels to Printmaking to Paper. Over 15,000 products!

Our Hove Art shop staff are all knowledgeable artists there to help advise you. We have a customer car park at the rear of our shop.

We also organise art classes and workshops at our dedicated art studio which doubles as our testing area for new art products.

We stock products from Bob Ross, Caligo, Caran D'Ache, Cranfield, Daler Rowney, Faber Castell, Gamblin, Da Vinci, Golden, Graham, Graphic Chemical and Ink, Kitpas, Lawrence, Leuchtturm, Lukas, Lumi, Mabef, Michael Harding, New Wave, Nitram, Old Holland, Pebeo, Pro Arte, Rembrandt, Royal Talens, Schmincke, Sennelier, Spectrum, Stones, Tofko and Unison - plus more.

See our website for more information: www.lawrence.co.uk


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208-212 Portland Road Hove - customer car park just behind here in Reynolds Road
Our new shop counter with some of our shop staff
Some of our staff outside our new extended Art Shop in Hove - the Real Art Shop!
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Some of the easels in our studio where we teach art classes and art workshops. Large plan chest just visible behind them
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Don't go to the shop!

Best to order from the website. if you go to teh shop you'll spend far more than you intend, it is all just too tempting.
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Love this shop!

The range of quality equipment and value for money is the best available and I have done my homework.
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Truly great art shop!

I moved to the area 8 years ago, and I've always felt very fortunate to have Lawrence around the corner. I'm not an artist myself, and I've often found art shops to be intimidating, but that's never been my experience here. The staff are lovely, welcoming and helpful whatever you're after, and however little you know about it. Great craft section, too, which my kids are always excited to visit!
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Great art shop

Its worth taking a trip out to Lawrence's as it is the best art shop in Brighton/Hove, I have always had so much help and great advice from the staff there who have advised me expertly on different creative ideas or materials etc. It also always feels nice to be supporting an independent business! I am a printmaker and have always gone there for my tools and paints etc as they have plenty of options from budget things to more high end items. They have also helped when I have had an art event etc by letting me leave flyers and posters there!
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Fantastic Art Shop, Helpful Staff

Lawrences stocks an impressive selection of art materials, well displayed, it is impossible to leave without more than you initially intended to purchase. It is exciting to explore the shelves for items that could be useful in my art work. I have found the range printmaking equipment and materials particularly good, and the selection of Japanese papers inviting, and all reasonably priced.
The staff are always really friendly and helpful. They are clearly knowledgable about the products and give good informed advise. I would highly recommend this art shop, as the best in Brighton and Hove.
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