Introducing Winsor & Newton new water colour papers: the finest papers designed to match the high performance standards of their watercolour paints. Exceptionally resilient and durable, the new range of papers have been developed with strength at their heart. Choose greatness by creating your work using one of the two premium-tier paper ranges: Winsor & Newton Professional 100% cotton or Classic archival grade cellulose wood pulp water colour paper. With strength and durability being a mark of quality in water colour paper, both ranges benefit from internal and external sizing which perfectly manages water absorption and ensures a resilient surface that won't cockle or warp. This makes both ranges ideal for watercolour, gouache, ink and acrylic.


Designed with a fine artist in mind, the Professional 100% cotton is an exceptional paper that looks and feels handmade. The length and quality of the cotton fibers we use give the paper its luxury feel and result in superior strength and durability making these the superior choice for the finest of artworks.

  • Traditional cylinder mould made
  • Internally and externally sized
  • Hot press / Cold press / Rough grain
  • 640 gsm or 300 gsm


The classic range is a more affordable yet still exceptionally high quality alternative to 100% cotton. Made of high quality archival grade cellulose wood pulp and natural spring water, these papers are ideal for professional artists as well as amateurs and students.

  • Traditional cylinder mould made
  • Internally and externally sized
  • Cold press
  • 300gsm



This look book presents the new water colour paper range and explains how these papers are made, why you can be sure you're selecting the finest papers for your artwork and how your paper can be best used to achieve the results you envisage. Experience and explore the true art of water colour paper by discovering the Art of Making, the Art of Selection and the Art of Creating.

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