In 1832 Derwent began manufacturing the same graphite pencils that are still a staple today. In 1938, their first color pencil was introduced, but that was still only the beginning! Derwent is committed to evolving and improving both their traditional pencils while continuing to introduce new and innovated products to serve many generations of artists. This is seen today in their newer ranges of inktense paint, pencils, and blocks and the ever-widening sphere of color pencils.
ARTWORK BY MARIANA OLIVEIRA ESTEVES
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mariana is a Brazilian artist currently based in Maryland. Exposure to different cultural settings at a young age underlies the idea of exploring the unknown in oneself and the environment seen in her work. Mariana uses a wide variety of tools to create her art, including... Sakura Micron Pens, Derwent Procolour Pencils, PITT Artist Brush Pens, Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Pads and Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Pads— all found at your local Plaza Artist Materials!
“Where Creativity Has No Limits” – that’s our motto and has been since we first opened our doors in the summer of 1960. At that time we pledged to supply artists with the finest products, best prices and unparalleled customer service and we stand by that pledge today. Shop with us for a huge selection of art supplies for painting, drawing, pottery and printmaking. Find creative gifts for kids and young artists and outfit your studio with sturdy and comfortable chairs and easels. Select quality picture framing products to preserve and protect your artwork or choose our well-regarded custom picture framing service. Check our calendar for a full range of classes, workshops and demos.