our  NEW 11 Cliff St Location in Nanaimo is OPEN!!

The store PHONE number is still THE SAME and we'd be happy to answer your questions and DIRECT YOU TO THE NEW STORE IF YOU NEED.



Iron Oxide Art Supplies is Vancouver Island's Independent Art Supply Store

Find everything you need under one roof : 

Acrylic Paints and Mediums - Oil Paint and Mediums - Watercolour Paints & Papers
Sketchbooks of Every Size - Screenprinting & Block Printing Supplies - Alcohol Inks & Markers
Calligraphy Supplies - Paint Pens of Varying Widths - Spraypaints for Interior and Exterior
Glues & Tapes - Charcoal & Pencils  - Soft & Oil Pastels
...and much more!

(250) 591-4766

Brands WE Carry

At Iron Oxide Art Supplies, we pride ourselves on carrying everything our local artists and students need to create the art of their dreams. 

Friendly Knowledgeable Staff and Vancouver Island's Best Selection of Art Supplies


"Firstly, the service is incredible. Small first time customer yet I felt like I mattered. All questions answered, products demonstrated, and all with no pressure sales. What I wanted was what I purchased. Not something I didn't want or need.
Second, the amount of stock was impressive.  Looking forward to my future artistic journey with these folks!"

Cory Schreyer


"If you need supplies for your next art project, this is the place. The atmosphere is amazing, and there is so much to choose from. Staff is knowledgeable and helps get you on the right track."

Kate Asher


"This place absolutely whips. It's my favourite art store period, and my favourite store in Nanaimo. The stock is priced so well that it's shocking, they have a tremendous amount of stuff packed very efficiently into a small space. The employees are lovely and very helpful. A total gem."

Katie Nordgren