Chroma Australia is dedicated to providing high-quality paint for artists, teachers, students and anyone who enjoys painting. Founded and still manufacturing in Sydney, Australia, in 1965 by artist and educator Jim Cobb, Chroma’s focus is and has always been on the development of both innovative and quality products. A high school teacher at that time, Jim was frustrated at not being able to source artists’ paint with the qualities that he wanted for his own and his students’ art. Jim began badgering household paint manufacturers in Sydney’s west for supplies to experiment with. This was the start of a lifetime of passion for developing paints specifically formulated to meet the changing needs of artists and students.

Shortly after, Jim founded Chroma Australia (formerly Chroma Acrylics) in Mt Kuring-Gai in Sydney’s upper north shore and successfully supplied Australia and beyond (exporting to several countries) with quality artists materials and advice ever since. Chroma Inc was founded in the USA some 20 years later and is also a success story.

Our extensive range of products includes oil paints and mediums, artists’ acrylics and mediums, and paints for educational use, as well as paints and mediums for decorative art.

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