In 1976, scraping enough money together to purchase on old 3-roll mill, Dan began manufacturing a specialized printmaking ink with the lightfastness and working characteristics artists desired. Over the years, as Dan’s partnership with artists grew, so grew the business. Today, Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials is a leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful Artist Quality Watercolors and Oils.

We have consistently been innovators, offering ever-expanding possibilities, from the Quinacridone and Luminescent colors we first brought to artists, to our versatile Watercolor Ground and our truly artist-quality Water Soluble Oil Colors. To continue to innovate after all these years is a testament to the power of our people, their creative force, and the passion of the artists who choose our products.

Our commitment to partnering with artists continues, as does our desire to never stop thinking like one. Every tube of DANIEL SMITH paint starts with the artist in mind.

We thank you so much for your support, for the opportunity to be a part of your work, and for the great word of mouth advertising that has allowed our company to grow and prosper.

Paint and enjoy!

Seattle Store
4150 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134
(206) 223-9599

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Bellevue Store
15112 N.E. 24th Street
Redmond, Washington 98052
(425) 643-1781

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