Derivan Matisse 

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Matisse Range

Only the finest quality pigments and ingredients are selected for the Matisse ranges of premium artist acrylic colours. All have the highest lightfastness rating of ASTM i or ii. all Matisse colours are fully compatible with the range of Matisse mediums working together to create a highly versatile painting system for all artists.



Matisse Structure Formula is a rich impasto paint that artists love. It is ideal for application with a brush or palette knife for striking textured effects. The vibrant colours of the Structure range cover the full colour spectrum, with several uniquely Australian colours.  


Matisse Flow Formula has all the attributes of the Structure Formula; however, it has a thinner viscosity to allow free flowing brushstrokes or use through an airbrush (with minimal dilution). This allows Matisse Flow Formula to be used for fine brushwork with or without water dilution, providing a fine flow with a low-sheen finish and good levelling properties.  


Matisse Fluid is our most liquid-like paint. Highly pigmented and lightfast. Perfect for dripping and pouring techniques. Matisse Fluid is also completely compatible with the Matisse range of paints and mediums, allowing you to either, blend them together or use on the same artwork.  


Matisse Inks come in 22 stunning and intermixable colours, including metallics and irridescents! These bright, intense colours are heavily pigmented for use in many applications, including calligraphy, pen and wash, technical drawing and airbrushing as well as watercolour techniques on paper and painting on prepared canvas. Matisse Inks are fully compatible with the other Matisse ranges of artist colours for mixing and layering.  


Add Matisse Dry Mediums to the existing Matisse Mediums range for a virtually unlimited range of stunning textural effects. Many of them provide varied tactile surface results, never previously achievable. Others fulfill a more specific function, such as Microspheres, which provide bulk without weight – a great benefit for artists who work with texture on large canvasses. Every one of the Matisse Dry Mediums has a myriad of potential uses, limited only by your imagination.  


Build your art on a strong foundation. Matisse Background Colours are all-purpose pure acrylic that can be applied to almost any surface. They are a highly pigmented low tooth gesso. All Matisse Background Colours are especially designed for use on canvas (and board, etc.) however they have also been used extensively in interior domestic decoration.  


Matisse Painting Mediums make the Matisse Structure and Flow formulas even more versatile and dynamic. Modify thickness, sheen, drying time, texture and fluidity of your paint film without compromising its properties. The range currently consists of more then 30 mediums, making everything truly possible with Matisse.    


Each Matisse Artist Set has been hand selected from the brilliant range of Matisse Structure or Flow Formula Colours and Mediums to provide artists with a stunning array of colours and possibilities in 75ml tubes. Our Signature Sets Collection features colour ranges hand selected, by outstanding australian visual artists, from the versitile Matisse Acylics range. Individually designed package showcases each artists’ small example of their outstanding artworks on the cover, accompanied by a colour statement from each artist.                    

Derivan Range

The range of Derivan product includes the world’s first “student grade acrylic” as well as a range of non-toxic Block Ink and Screen Ink colours created primarily as an alternative to other similar products containing solvents. Innovative products also include the Derivan Liquid Pencil range, a uniquely formulated fluid graphite formula, a cosmetic grade Face Paint and a vast selection of acrylic mediums and auxiliaries.



Derivan has a selection of brush sets, available in long and short handle, to cover all painting styles used by artists, hobbyist and students alike. All sets are packaged in a recyclable see-through hang sell box and each pack has a clear and helpful description of its contents, its uses and basic brush care advice on the back, facilitating the customer’s and sales staff’s best informed choice for the task at hand. Derivan Brushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, finished in Bristle or Synthetic Hair styles.



Create a dynamic storybook piece with your illustrations, text and collage. Span and connect your ideas in one continuous format rather than separate sections or record a landscape, cityscape or seascape in one panoramic view. These concertina style sketchbooks are finished with heavy black covers and an elastic fastener to easily keep it safe for transport and storage.


Watercolour, Drawing, Sketching, Soft Pastels, Oil Pastels..., Derivan Pencils and Pastels Sets have been specifically selected to enhance your artistic needs. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced artist, our sets supply a basic rendering range of quality products that will help turn your creative ideas into reality. Wrapped in a colourful hang-sell pack, all pencils and pastels are securely presented in a tin case.   


The Derivan Pads range has all your techniques covered, whether you would like to sketch, add a bit of colour or reverse render your painting studies, there is a pad to assist you developing your next or initial creative step in your artwork. Available in 3 different styles, Drawing, Watercolour and Black in A2 (Drawing only), A3, A4 and A5 sizes with a heavyweight cardboard backing to provide a stable sketching support.


Derivan Wood Painting Panels feature a high quality 3mm sanded birch surface finished with a solid pine wood frame. The surface and frame have been carefully sanded to achieve a level of smoothness ideal for detailed work.

Derivan Acrylic is a professional range of acrylic colours designed to resist water and light. The Derivan Acrylic range is equivalent to most professional paints in terms of resistance and colour permanence, but it is much more affordable. 


Derivan Oil Colour combines strength of colour and smooth buttery consistency to provide cleaner, brighter mixtures with an infinite range of hues. Triple-milled pigments — dispersed in pure linseed oil— allows Derivan Oil Colour to be equivalent in colour stability and permanency to most artists. Professional grades of paint but is much more affordable.


colours have been manufactured using a careful selection of pigments to preserve the characteristic tradition of watercolours’ quality of transparency, excellent light fastness, clean color mixing and intense blends. Created to understand the role of water in using watercolour and the play of Australian light on colour. Derivan Watercolour colours are the result of precisely selected pigments dispersed in a fluid solution of pure Gum Arabic and the addition, in some cases, of Oxgall, which ensures optimal flow off the brush of the Derivan watercolours.


Derivan acrylic painting mediums have been produced to be used with the Derivan Student and Acrylic ranges to make your paint more versatile and dynamic. They help modify the thickness, sheen, drying time, and texture of a finished film without compromising its properties.


 Derivan Student Acrylic is a high-quality acrylic paint. For general art education. Great for teaching colour mixing, producing strong pure secondary and tertiary colours. Smooth buttery consistency. Can be used for screen printing, block printing and painting from impasto to water-colour effects.


 Derivan Liquid Pencil is an innovative new product that allows you to create authentic graphite pencil effects and sketches using a liquid. It has been formulated so you can thin it with water or MM9 Acrylic Painting Medium (to maintain permanency). 


Derivan Screen Ink, a water-based, non-toxic silk screen printing ink formulated for textiles, is available in 28 colours. It is highly pigmented and has superb detail when applied. You can use Derivan Screen Ink on various materials, including tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, and t-shirts, in addition to canvas and other materials. It's water-based, so it's safe to use for screen printing projects in schools and at home—Derivan Screen Ink with silkscreen frames and for hand painting fabric and dyeing techniques.  


Derivan Fabric Paint and Fabric Markers are available in 13 bright colours and the ideal product to transform fabric items such as t-shirts, canvas shoes and pillowcases into unique and wearable statements.

This lino printing ink is the perfect consistency for printing on paper using lino or wood blocks. Derivan Block ink is non-toxic, water-based, and washes easily in water.


 The complete face and body painting system is designed as a drama and theatre paint which can be used for fetes, fairs, children’s parties, sports events and wherever face and/or body painting is required. Effectively and easily transform familiar faces into pirates, princesses, cowboys, monsters and more with the Derivan Face and Body Paint System of Colours, Themed Sets, Fake Blood, Crayons and Auxiliaries.


Derivan Challenge meets all government and regulatory requirements for toxicity levels. An excellent vehicle to introduce young children to the world of art and painting: safe to use, and easy to clean up after use. 


Derivan Acrylic Inks have been formulated as a safe, non-toxic acrylic ink for various projects, including calligraphy, painting, card-making and scrapbooking. Use straight from the bottle or thin with water. Available in 36ml twist lid bottles or economical 500ml bottles.

Derivan Kindyglitz is an acid-free, archival quality glitter glue, great for adding a little glamour to your paper craft, card making and scrap booking projects. It can be applied to all card and paper surfaces, drying to relatively flat finish. Derivan Kindyglitz is safe for children to use.

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