Tanji's Art Supplies Ltd was established in June 2000 as a retailer of fine art supplies. Quickly discovering there was a lack of good quality hand crafted artists surfaces available to professional artists in New Zealand, Tanji's established Masterart ltd to develop and manufacture high quality stretched canvases.
Tanji's Art Supplies remains the sole source of Masterart branded canvases and also sells stretcher bars, and smaller rolls of the same canvases we have made for our own in-house production.
We have over the past few months been busy redesigning some of the elements of this website. We were one of the very early E-Commerse web site in New Zealand when we launched back in 2002. Unfortunately some of the original graphics, format and layout had become a bit stale.
There are still some pages that require us to fill with content and a couple of products that we have decided to reinstate, but still have to upload the data to the website servers.
I am sure most professional artists will be aware that the "boom times" of post covid lockdowns seem to be over. From our perspective, canvas volumes are slowley returning to normal levels (which is a bit of a good thing) which means that we are now able to ship orders within our normal timeframes of 3-5 working days.
At Tanji's, we are aware that every artist has different requirements for their stretched canvases, including different height profiles, and surface textures. Go to our Stretched Canvas page to find out more
Tanji's offers a range of stretcher bar options - all made in our factory in rural Tauranga.
At Tanji's, we stock a selected range of engineered float frame (tray frame) profiles and sizes. To find out more go to the float frame page.
Tanji's offers a canvas stretching service. If you have a painting or a print, we will make a custom stretcher frame just for your image and stretch the canvas for you.