The Finest Quality Handmade Artists’ Brushes

Made in England for 38 years


Last updated May 2021

Welcome to our blog and website. I’ve been making brushes for 38 years and supplying artists by mail order. I’m fortunate that my trade has allowed me to travel the world both sourcing materials and learning different styles of manufacturing. It’s from these resources that I find my own methods of making brushes and trained my team ‘my way’. I have trained a team of highly skilled brush makers to follow suit. I am passionate about art and I hope this shines through in our products.

In dealing with artists directly, I’m able to offer exactly what you want, in terms of quality, price and delivery. I’m proud to be a small family business, who can extend an ‘old fashioned’ approach to conducting my business. I believe this to be a major strength and although the 21st century offers valuable technology, I feel it is important to remember the courtesies in life, day to day, between each other. With this in mind, if you don’t see what you’re looking for or need any help/advice with your selection, just ask! Myself and my team look forward to being of service and trust my brushes will enable you to express your artistic talent. We have a free mail order catalogue which we are able to ship worldwide and in there all of the brushes are photographed actual size. If you’d like a copy click here and we will send you one with pleasure.

I endeavour to offer a high quality product at a competitive price and if you compare my brushes ‘like for like’ in the high streets shops, we can often be 50-60% cheaper. Our website is secure and all your personal data is confidential, we do not pass any information onto any third party, under any circumstances. We do send out an email once a month and if you’d like to sign up, click here.

We have an active presence on social media and would invite to look at our Facebook page and Instagram account. You can also find us on Youtube now! You can use the hashtags #rosemaryandco and/or #rosemarybrushes for us to see your work. We also love seeing your brushes when they’ve arrived and in use! Please follow us to see what we are up to and where we are. Of course, with covid everything has been put on hold for 2021, but we hope to travel again for 2022.

My daughter Symi joined the family business 7 years ago after gaining a Law Degree and enjoys her role here as Sales and Marketing Director. She is particularly active on the road and the USA and many of you will have already met her when we travel. I’m proud of the energy she has brought to the company and the many new ideas she eagerly puts forward. Symi shares my passion for art and is the best Sales and Marketing Director I could have ever wished for. She goes above and beyond to tell the world who we are and where we are. How many folks go to work with their best friend? I’m blessed. Symi has certainly taken the company forward and we are top of our game both in social media and public relations. We also offer lots of workshops each year (of course not in 2020 or 2021), but there is more information to be found on our website. We have welcomed over 250 students from all over the world to date, and a team of outstanding teachers to boot. We’ve also just launched a new affiliate programme. 

I believe we are now the biggest brush manufacturer in the United Kingdom. I watch others copy our new ranges and feel proud to have been “The First” to create them.

I have loved and lived art for all my adult life and so art is my way of life. On a final note, many of my customers have endorsed and used my brushes for the entirety of my career and have indeed become friends (some distant and as far away as the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan & New Zeland). For their patronage and support I would like to take this opportunity and say ‘thank you’.

Happy Painting!

ROSEMARY NEW SIGSymi and Rosemary family photo