Jo Sonja's® Artists' Colours

Professional Folk and Decorative Artists'

Colours and Mediums

Welcome to the magical world of Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours where the strokes of a paint brush can transform objects beyond your imagination.

Jo Sonja’s Decorative Painting System developed as a result of collaboration between innovative paint company, Chroma, and renowned American Folk Artist, Jo Sonja Jansen. The commitment of both, was the development of a brand that used today’s exciting technologies to harness the techniques of the past so that a lasting heritage would be produced for the future.

As one of the first to bring Decorative Art to Australia through her travel teaching, Jo Sonja Jansen was able to ensure that the colours and mediums in the range met the exacting standards of serious Decorative Painters. The brand was first introduced to the market in 1985 and quickly become synonymous with fine quality and versatility, a position it maintains today.

Jo Sonja's Colour Range

Why choose ASTM* Certified Artists Quality colours

  • Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours are used by leading artists around the world and are the only true professional quality paints available specifically for decorative art.
  • No special instruction is necessary to use Jo Sonja's colours, they are not difficult to use. Artists' quality materials are always easier to use than students' and craft quality.
  • Jo Sonja's Artists Colours are two to three times stronger than bottled craft colours, as well as being permanent.

Pigments and Colour Strength

While other paint ranges target the crafting audience, Jo Sonja's colours offer all of the characteristics of a professional paint range for artists serious about their work.

Jo Sonja's Artists Colours are made from only the finest quality pure pigments. All colours in the range are lightfast and carry ASTM ratings as your guarantee against colour fade. Feel confident that the colours in your designs will remain true for generations, just as vibrant as the day they were painted.

We continually test our products for quality and performance to ensure that Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours remain the best possible product available for decorative artists.

Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours are flow formula acrylics offering the look and feel of traditional gouache. They offer superb handling and brushing characteristics together with purity and strength of colour. Acrylic gouache is a popular medium for design works on paper and decorative art, providing opacity of colour and a beautiful, matte velvet finish. Unlike traditional gouache, colour layering can be achieved easily throughout a painting, as the paints will dry within minutes.

The Decorative Painting System

The range of Jo Sonja's Mediums allow almost limitless technique applications with the one set of artists' quality paint colours. Forget the need to purchase endless quantities of paint for different uses - the compact range of Jo Sonja's Colours is all you ever need.

As a student or an artist, your work will naturally show improvement when you start using better quality materials. Your creativity will increase even more after mastering the various faux finishes and other techniques. Jo Sonja's is the most comprehensive and versatile decorative painting system in the world. Using it will open up exciting possibilities for you.

*ASTM American Society for Testing Materials.

If you are looking to gain the maximum advantage for your work we invite you to experience JoSonja's®