COVID 19 UPDATE: LEVEL 3:  Online click & collect is available from our Newmarket, Albany and Hamilton stores. Phone and email order and contactless collection is available from our Symonds Street store and Studio Art Supplies (Grey Lynn.) We appreciate your patience while our team prepares your order for collection, we will notify you when it’s ready. Online ordering is available but there are delivery delays. LEVEL 2: Our stores are open normal hours.  You can find out more on our Covid Update Page here.

DERIVAN

DERIVAN

Since 1964 Derivan has been committed to providing the arts community with the world's finest-quality artist acrylic colours and mediums. The founders of the company had a vision "to make available to artists worldwide a premium paint, whilst remaining environmentally and socially responsible". This was to be achieved while still maintaining the quality and personal touch that only a family company can provide. Into the 21st century Derivan is as committed to new and exciting innovations as ever.

The name Derivan originated from an early period in our history, in the mid 1960’s, when the company entrusted with registering our initial trademark name returned to us and explained that the originally chosen name was “unavailable” in some countries, in other words a similar name was already registered or in some cases patent laws in place prevented it from being registered. They suggested that it would be prudent to choose a few “derivatives” to give their company some lee-way in the patent registration process.