About Daler-Rowney

Our reputation as a manufacturer of the finest art materials dates back nearly 240 years. Here at Daler-Rowney, our aim is to allow everyone to be creative. Inspiring creativity since 1783, we strive to be accessible, inclusive and innovative, offering an outstanding artistic experience to all. We support your creativity.

In 1983, the Daler Board Company purchased the George Rowney Company to become Daler-Rowney Limited, as it’s known today. In their own specialist areas of manufacture, both companies led the development of fine artists' materials in the United Kingdom for many years. The combined heritage of both companies and the Daler-Rowney name has become synonymous with consistent quality to artists throughout the world.

Our Vision

Artists are at the core of everything we do. We develop, produce and deliver products, which are not only fit for purpose but exceed the expectations of our artist's community.


Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire by creating sustainable, qualitative, durable art materials every day, every year for everybody, making art accessible. All our colours are made in England since 1783.


Our Values

  • Individuality: Express yourself, raise your artistic voice and paint loud. Our #paintloud project has been created to support you.
  • Diversity: Art is open to everyone. Everyone is an individual and can have ideas as unique as they are. We celebrate this diversity and encourage you to join us and make your mark!
  • Innovation: Free your thoughts to challenge what exists and tread new ground. Through product innovation, we are here to help inspire and support your creative journey.
  • Excellence: Striving to reach and exceed your expectations, we are continuously learning and adapting to improve what we do.


FILA Group

Daler-Rowney is part of the FILA Group. All brands from the FILA portfolio are available through Daler-Rowney in the UK including Giotto; Giotto be-bé; DAS; Lyra; Arches; Canson; Strathmore; Princeton; Maimeri; and LUKAS. In addition, Daler-Rowney sells UK specific brands that include Creativity International; Creativity Backgrounds; and Creativity Inspired.

Please contact us for more information.