Our inspiration…

For generations, artists have chosen and trusted the Derwent brand for art materials the world over. Our time honoured skills, modern manufacturing methods and quality control enable us to create the world’s largest range of fine art pencils, pens and artist’s accessories.

We inspire artists on new endeavours with our Derwent and Derwent Academy brands, as well our artist’s range of drawing pens, Graphik Line Maker and Line Painter. Derwent has a reputation for innovation. From the classic ranges of Coloursoft, Graphic and Watercolour to exciting introductions such as Graphitint, Lightfast and Tinted Charcoal, Derwent has been inspiring artists worldwide for many years and continues to do so. So go ahead, check our products and get inspired!

About Derwent®

Derwent has a long and distinguished heritage, stretching back to the discovery of graphite in the Borrowdale area in the early 1500s. Our pencils have been made in Cumbria since 1832 and generations of local craftsmen have used their unique skills to perfect the art of pencil making. We are very proud of our heritage because it has made us who we are today. The expertise we have gained over so many years has enabled us to develop the finest range of art materials in the world and we’re even more proud of that.

Derwent also has a reputation for innovation. From the classic ranges of Coloursoft, Graphic and Watercolour to exciting introductions such as Graphitint, Lightfast and Tinted Charcoal, Derwent has been inspiring artists worldwide for many years and continues to do so.