From the outset Loxley had goodness and quality at the core of its foundation, a strength instilled with innovation and an attitude to overcome obstacles, that has formed the brand as it is today. As needs and Society change so do our products and services, continuously striving to improve every aspect of the Loxley experience.
From our materials to our support services to artists and art lovers, everything Loxley does is for the promotion and enjoyment of art. We at Loxley are truly grateful for the many artists who have brought our materials to life, using their talent to produce thousands of treasured paintings and works of art for the enrichment of countless art lovers.
What We Do
From the moment the first canvas was produced by Loxley, the human touch has been key along with our deep respect for traditional craftsmanship as used by the Masters. All our high-quality painting surfaces are hand made using carefully chosen, ethically sourced materials which is manifest in unrivalled quality and value.
Art is intensely personal and that is why we offer so many different painting surfaces, easel designs, tools and sundries, giving the widest viable range of sizes and finishes. The iconic Loxley® Gold canvas was the first triple primed surface of its type. The company also pioneered the deep Chunky™ canvas and the clean edge, wrap around canvas. In consultation with artists using palette knives to apply the paint, Loxley developed curved-edge cross bars to prevent the old problem of unwanted ‘paint rub-lines’ appearing in the finished picture.
Our motto in three words of Latin (an old English tradition) which reminds us why we serve and what our mission is. The words defensorem artis pictorem translate to “defender of art and painter” – which quite simply is all part of the Loxley heritage and DNA. “An Artists Life”™ Our strapline which has become a celebration of all things art.
Loxley Arts are located in the heart of England on the outskirts of Sheffield in south Yorkshire.
Our roots go back to a valley in Sheffield named Loxley near where we started, the area is renowned for its heritage and the birth of many a legend.
Due to our growth, we now occupy units at Orgreave, near Handsworth, Sheffield S13 where our offices, warehouse and factory-shop is based.
Our Mission Statement
We are a progressive organization, dedicated to helping artists fulfil and live their dream.