Vibrant, beautiful, durable

My paints are made by hand, using techniques which date back to the days of the Old Masters. There is a very simple reason for this painstaking process. As an artist and painter I wanted to create colours that were true and vibrant, and paint which was beautiful and durable.

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Uncompromising quality

The greater the pigment content of a paint the greater the resistance it has to fading. Nearly all manufacturers use various fillers to extend the volume of the oil paint — it may increase profits, but compromises on quality. I refuse to do this — why make something exceptional and then dilute it?

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Michael meets with Andrew Marr of the BBC

Picture of Michael Harding and Andrew Marr at a lunch dedicated to art materials.

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Michael Harding Art Formulas are featured in the UK Government Parliamentary Review 2017

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Genuine Chinese Vermilion

Michael Harding Genuine Chinese Vermillion artists' quality oil paint Michael Harding

Mercuric Sulphide Vermilion was used in ancient China and in Europe since the 8th century. Particularly tawny, even slightly fiery, this deep red can’t be reproduced by any substitute.

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