About Us
Laurence Mathews is the premier art store in Essex.
The business has been trading from Southend-on-Sea for over 70 years. We have a comprehensive product range for all your art needs. In recent years we have diversified into other fields which include model making materials (latex, Silicones, and modeling Clays etc).

As well as a full range of wooden and plastic kits we stock a comprehensive range of wooden boat fittings, balsa, obeche, walnut, mahogany, spruce, marquetry veneers, metals, plastrut. Laurence Mathews also specialize in airbrush products Paasche, Devilbis, Iwata, Olympos, Badger, Aztek.
To complement these ranges we also stock all airbrush spares and ancillaries

Company History
Laurence Mathews opened its first store in the UK in 1945 at Southend in Essex.
In 1969, Laurence Mathews moved to the new Victoria Circus shopping centre.
In 1990, Laurence Mathews underwent a change of management followed by a move to much larger premises in Queen's Road in the heart of Southend town centre.
Trading for over 70 years
Laurence Mathews opened its first store in Southend in Essex in 1945. Over such a long period it acquired an expertise which makes it the leading arts supplier in the area.
Great customer service
Our staff will always help you with your queries and source any product you may need.
Secure SSL payments
Our checkout is a fully-verified SSL-compliant portal accepting most credit/debit cards.
Vast range
With more than 18000 stock items, Laurence Mathews will supply your arts and graphics materials at competitive prices.
Instant credit for Public Sector
Laurence Mathews have a vast experience in supplying official bodies with favourable terms.

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Please ring 01702 435196 or email us with your requirements.
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