M. Graham

M. Graham & Co. was founded 25 years ago by two artists with a passion for oil painting and the Renaissance masters.

Both founders graduated with fine art degrees in the 1970s, exactly at the time when artists were beginning to voice concerns about the health effects from toxins in their art materials.

They set out to create a fine art supply company that would serve artists by providing them with safe, high-quality, solvent-free oil colors that would be worthy of the masters.

M. Graham is a pioneer in bringing back the traditional art of hand-crafted, small batch paint made with the historic natural bases of walnut oil and honey.


Artists’ Gouache M. Graham

Graham fine art gouache is pure color—crafted with high-performance, lightfast pigments, each with its own natural opacity. There's no added chalk or adulterants that would degrade the appearance of the color when dry. By mixing white when, where, and how you want it, you’re in control of achieving the colors you imagine. The base of Northwest blackberry honey protects the color’s brilliance and offers direct, smooth application.

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Artists' Oil Mediums Set M. Graham

Experience the rich look and feel of traditional oil colors without exposure to toxic solvents. Thin real oil color with Walnut Alkyd Medium painting medium and clean brushes with Walnut Oil.

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Artists’ Gouache Set M. Graham

Superior to brands designed for temporary work, M. Graham Gouache is crafted with high quality, lightfast pigments. Exceptional tinting strength, working properties and extremely opaque, matte finish provides the fine artist with a permanent piece of art. High pigment loads of brilliant color allows brighter, more exciting works of design. Made with natural, Northwest Honey and gum arabic for improved flow, added moistness and resistance to cracking. Set includes Primary Red, Yellow and Blue, along with Ivory Black and Titanium White.

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Oil Colors M. Graham

The most beautiful and easily worked color produced today. Each color is created slowly, one at a time, to offer clarity, depth, richness and permanence without peer. Crafted only from artists' pigments, free from extenders or adulterants and dispersed in pure nonyellowing American walnut oil these colors provide a distinctive and traditional value. Completely permanent, intermixable and compatible with all other oils, varnish and mediums including alkyd resin products.

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Solvent Free Oil Color Set M. Graham

At M. Graham, we believe we have a responsibility to every artist that chooses our color. We select the finest pigments and use only the very best vehicles. We take the time and expend the effort to make color with greater clarity and superior working properties. Our commitment to the artist extends to their environment. M. Graham is free from solvents in our workplace. You can free your studio of dangerous solvents as well. Using walnut oil to clean brushes is a natural way to remove color without creating a solvent hazard. Made in the USA. Set includes one each Azo Yellow, Naphthol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Green and Titanium White plus free 2 oz. Walnut Alkyd and 2 oz. Walnut Oil Medium.

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Walnut Alkyd Oil Medium M. Graham

This medium combines the advantages of walnut oil, enhanced flow and reduction of yellowing, with the accelerated and uniform drying time of alkyd.

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Walnut Oil M. Graham

Used by artists from the Renaissance, walnut oil offers greater freedom of application than poppyseed oil and reduces the yellowing and streaking associated with linseed oil. This slow drying oil allows longer open time.

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Artists' Acrylic M. Graham Special Order Only

M. Graham Acrylic Artists’ Color are made with the same devotion and craftsmanship that they use in their traditional media: small batches, quality ingredients, and the highest concentrations of color possible. The flow and delicacy of a gouache, with colors you’d expect from oil. The result is fine art acrylic paint with bold vitality and a creamy delicacy of touch that offers you a world of opportunity — from fine detail to broad, full-brushed applications.

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Artists' Watercolor Sets M. Graham Special Order Only

M. Graham watercolors are brilliant, highly pigmented and suitable for all traditional techniques with beautiful, even washes and no hard outlines. Made with exceptional amounts of pigment in an old fashioned binding medium of pure gum arabic and natural blackberry honey.

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Artists' Watercolors M. Graham Special Order Only

M. Graham watercolors are brilliant, highly pigmented and suitable for all traditional techniques with beautiful, even washes and no hard outlines. Made with exceptional amounts of pigment in an old fashioned binding medium of pure gum arabic and natural blackberry honey.

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Basic Acrylic Set M. Graham Special Order Only

At the heart of M. Graham acrylic color lies a unique high-solids pure acrylic emulsion. It creates stronger, more intense color and provides a creamy delicacy of touch that offers a world of opportunity from fine detail to broad, full brushed applications.

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Gloss Medium & Varnish M. Graham Special Order Only

Gloss Medium is a crystal clear, water-soluble, permanent final coating for acrylic paintings that will not crack or yellow. Used as a medium, it increases transparency, flow and gloss for traditional glazing techniques.

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Matte Medium M. Graham Special Order Only

Matte Medium contains environmentally friendly matting agents which creates a low sheen effect.

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