Acrylic paint is popular with contemporary artists due to its fast drying quality, versatility and durability. Acrylic first appeared in the 1940s and famous early adopters include Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko and Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.

Nowadays all painting styles use acrylic. It can be applied in thick layers and impasto, like oil paint, or watered down to create thin glazes, like watercolour. Acrylic is also capable of adhering to nearly any surface so is used on anything and everything from bark paintings in Arnhem Land to museum quality canvases in world-renowned art galleries

Whether you’re looking for Aboriginal art from remote communities, portraits by Archibald Prize finalists, or modern abstracts by emerging artists, find incredible acrylic paintings for sale in this eclectic collection.

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