Daxa Parma is a British Asian Artist. Commissioned work includes large to medium scale paintings and temporary large scale artwork.
Daxa aligns herself with the Slow Art Movement where the viewing of art is a slow and meditative process, viewed and considered over for duration of time. The work is an expression of the devotion to the process, taking away the emphasis on pure decoration.
Daxa told Cass Art that her favourite mediums are Oil paint on Board and Canvas and also acrylic inks and acrylics on paper. She said “I love the sumptuous quality of Oil paint and consider it to be alive and organic when I’m painting with it. I paint with the edge of metal scrapers that I bought from Germany 20 years ago. My work takes on a different quality when on paper and working with inks to form transparent layers and using acrylics with a scraper to apply and then remove the paint always creates unique textures and effects.”
We’ve spent the last 20 years working with professional artists and students to ensure we have the best product choice available, edited from the world’s finest art materials suppliers. Most items are available in all stores but our flagship store does carry additional ranges.
Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour
Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Colour is unmatched for its purity, quality and reliability – a success which is reflected in its world-wide reputation it has amongst professional artists. It has 120 colours in the range, offering the widest spectrum of all the Winsor & Newton oil ranges, with 80 single pigment colours for the purest colour and cleanest colour mixing.
Michael Harding Artists Quality Oil colours are professional paints, handmade in the UK, using techniques dating back to the Old Masters. They are a vibrant, rich and durable range of 69 colours which have the highest level of pigmentation, displayed by their hand painted colour swatch on each tube. The brand has a growing worldwide artist following, used by Artists such as Howard Hodgkin, Chris Ofili and David Hockney. The range features a wide range of both contemporary and historic colours, many unique to this range due to their expense and the rare nature of the pigments.
Michael Harding also produce a range of oil paint mediums and oils to compliment the colour range, extend working possibilities, the handling capabilities and enhance the performance of oil colour.
“The first quality oil paint, excellent!” David Hockney, 1998
“These are the best oil paints in the world today.” Howard Hodgkin, 1996
“Michael Harding Oils are beautifully honest paints – for the beautifully honest act of painting.” Chris Ofili, 2004
Old Holland Classic Artist Quality Oil
Founded in 1664, Old Holland produce their Classic Artists Quality Oil paints in a uniquely vast range of 168 colours. The choice of pigments is a unique mix of the best traditional colours and the best pigments derived from the latest technological developments.
The hand painted colour swatch label on each tube shows just how the colour has the highest possible intense brilliance and clarity characteristics. The only medium used to bind the colour is cold-pressed extra virgin linseed oil, to obtain an optimum drying of the paint. This key ingredient also increases the durability of the paint and covering power.
Schmincke Mussini Artist Quality Oil
Mussini Artists Oils from Schmincke are unique in being produced from a natural resin-oil and based upon Old Masters formulations. The rich consistent colours contain the highest possible pure pigment concentrations offering highest possible lightfastness, outstanding brilliance, purity of colour, luminosity and depth within a unique spectrum of colours available. These artist oils are only available in our Flagship store.
Winsor & Newton Artists Quality Oilbar
Winsor & Newton Oilbar’s are made from actual artist’s quality oil paint and produced in stick form. This range is unique in that it offers the great buttery consistency and richness of Artists oil colour in with the freedom and immediate directness of pastels or charcoal. The range maintains all the high quality standards and characteristics expected from an Artists Oil range, including high pigmentation levels, a wide range of single pigment colours and the highest lightfastness and permanence ratings possible.
The Oilbar range can be intermixed with all conventional oil colour, either on the palette or directly upon the painting surface. Oilbar’s are also fully compatible with all oil painting solvents, oils, mediums and varnishes for the fullest experimentation, handling potential and working capabilities.
Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour
Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour has been specifically developed by Winsor & Newton to appear, handle, and dry with an appearance just like conventional oil colour. The key difference between Artisan and conventional oil colour is its ability to be thinned and cleaned up with water. Hazardous solvents are not necessary in using Artisan, making for a safer, odour free working environment. This range is ideal for those who have a shared studio or are painting at home, but still demand the high quality of a professional colour range.
The Artisan range consists of 40 colours and is accompanied by a dedicated, specially formulated range of Water mixable solvents, oils, mediums and varnishes, to further enhance how the colour can perform and be used just like conventional oil.
Daler Rowney Georgian Student Quality Oil Colour
Daler Rowney Georgian Student Quality Oil Colour offers students and artists alike, a high performance oil colour at an economical uniform price across all colours in the range. Georgian oil colours are carefully blended and tested to produce the most brilliant colour. All colours have fine working qualities and high performance.
Georgian oils are available in a range of 54 colours in 75ml tubes, 29 colours in 225ml tubes as well as a bestselling starter selection set containing 8 x 75ml colours.
Winton is a traditional range of oil colours, made from moderately priced pigments, formulated for student and amateur artists or more accomplished painters who require large volumes of colour at a more affordable cost.
The application of traditional skills and modern colour chemistry techniques has resulted in a range of 47 carefully selected Winton Oil Colours which are of excellent quality, offering long lasting and durable results.
Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour
The Griffin Fast Drying Oil Colour range from Winsor & Newton can be used in traditional Oil painting techniques, but in being produced from an Alkyd resin they offer the excellent advantage of faster drying times when compared to traditional oil colour. The Griffin range offers a slightly more transparent range of colours with an increased depth and clarity making them perfect for glazing as well as thicker impasto techniques with the increased drying time. These oils paints are only available in our Flagship store.
Winsor & Newton Oil Solvents, Oils, Mediums & Varnishes
In addition to their portfolio of Oil colour ranges, Winsor & Newton also offer a high quality, wide range of oil solvents, oils, mediums and varnishes to be used with oil colour. These can be used to; clean equipment, thin the consistency of the colour, change the drying rate of the paint or improve the flow or transparency of the colour, protect and alter the surface sheen of the colour. This range of products can extend the working possibilities of oil colour and enable a vast range of application methods and techniques, developing and enhancing how oil colour can handle and perform.
Zest It Oil Brush Cleaner & Dilutant and Clear Painting Medium
Zest It products are a more environmentally friendly, non-flammable, biodegradable solution to turpentine, white spirit and other conventional oil solvents and mediums. They are made using the zest of citrus fruit and can used for cleaning oil brushes, thinning oil paint or improving the flow and transparency of oil colour. Unlike more hazardous solvents and mediums, Zest It isn’t irritating to the eyes or skin in normal use, offering a safer more pleasant working experience.
Zest It also offer a safe dammar varnish to provide a protective final coat to finished oil paintings, as well as an pleasant, effective citrus hand cleaner for safely removing oil colour, oil thinners and mediums from the skin.