Stuart Semple's studio makes art. The studio is made up of young artists, creators and experts across a variety of disciplines who collaborate on a diverse output of projects. We are based in Dorset, England.

Stuart Semple is a renowned British artist who has been making paintings and doing art shows around the world for the past 20 years. A bit like painters used to do in the old days, Stuart made his own materials to use in his work (initially looking for the most vibrant colour palette out there).


Stuart’s materials all had special qualities and he started to call them ‘the artyist art materials’. He made powders like the world’s pinkest pink & glitteriest glitter. With the help of other artists around the globe he made potions like Black 2.0, Black 3.0 and his super special - SuperBase.

The big idea is that we want to help artists make work that wasn't possible before.

Rather than hoard these amazing creations to use all for himself, so that he and he alone could wield the power of the colouriest colours, Stuart made to share these potent concoctions of his with all artists (except one - his arch nemesis Kapoor the colour hoarder).

We properly love making paint and making art. We are artists that make cool materials for other artists. We do things by hand and we never cheap-out on ingredients. We use only the finest pigments, binders and polymers that money can buy anywhere. We want you to make great art, so we want to make you great materials.

Thanks to you lot supporting this project, Stuart is able to work on developing new innovations and we can’t wait to share them with you as soon as they are ready!

If you want to follow what we get up to Instagram is the best place.

You can find out more about Stuart on his website:

or connect with him on instagram or twitter 

We love seeing what you make with what we’ve made so please share your work on social with the hashtag #sharetheblack or #culturehustle