Milliken Bros.

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Client Testimonials

Milliken Bros. aim to consistently provide you with the highest quality product to meet your needs here are some customer comments as we believe that those who use our products are best place to comment on them.

To my mind Milliken Bros is the best art suppliers in Northern Ireland if not all Ireland. Why go anywhere else?” John Breakey

"A visit to Milliken's artists' supplies in Greyabbey lifts the spirit of any jaded painter! I can choose the exact canvas weave to meet my specific requirements of paint flow, and they (you) offer a wonderful combination of excellent quality of materials and superb service Good luck with the website” Brian Ballard

“Without question the best canvases, stretchers that I've ever had made.  The birchwood panels are equally superb, beautifully crafted.” Jeffrey Morgan

“I have been dealing with Milliken Brothers for over a quarter of a century.  The canvas and stretcher frames they have supplied to me are second to none.  And they are wonderful gentlemen to do business with.” Neil Shawcross

“I have always found Milliken Bros' canvases to be of the highest quality.  They provide a very reliable, prompt and excellent service.  They are courteous and polite and are always a pleasure to deal with”. Liam Belton R.H.A.

'Through the years, the development of my work has been bolstered with the knowledge that I am using only the best canvases I can get in Ireland.' ” Colin Davidson

"I have been ordering stretchers from Milliken Brothers for years. They will make them bespoke to exact dimensions supplied, nothing is too much trouble. They are extremely accommodating, polite, competitively priced, will invoice in either euro or sterling, do not over charge on carriage, deliver on time and supply a great product. Why would I want to go anywhere else? I have recommended them to many people over the years and will continue to do so”. Ciara Brennan, Easel Paintings' Conservator, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2

"'I have used Milliken Brothers canvases since 2008 on the recommendation from a fellow artist and now use them exclusively. They can be made to individual specifications and are excellently crafted stretchers. The weave and tautness of the canvas are great to work on. They are also reliable and deliver to your studio. ”
Colin Martin

"I only use Milliken Bros' handmade linen canvases for all my pieces."    Vera Gaffney

"I have exclusively used Milliken's bespoke primed linen canvases since 2005.  They are my favourite choice because Millikens provide a friendly, approachable, family-based service with a very top-class consistent product, and an efficient delivery service where the canvases  always arrive when they say and in perfect condition.  It's like Christmas every time I open a new order of canvases, so exciting to see them all pristine and white and smelling tantalizingly of linseed and promise! All the best for the future, love your product - love you! Lucy Doyle

"I've been using Milliken Bros. stretched canvases exclusively since 2004 and have always found their construction and quality to be of the highest standards.  More impressive however is the eagerness of all at Milliken's to seek to meet the unique individual requirements that artists often have, whether in relation to sizes, surface finishes or stretcher adaptations.  Such a personalized service is not so common these days. Long may they continue”. Mark Shields

“Milliken Brothers supply me with my canvases and have done so since I discovered them some years ago. They are the best bespoke stretched canvas suppliers on the island, in my opinion. Old school gentlemen, courteous and professional, nothing is ever a problem. They are consistent, reliable and accommodating when handling orders, and are very well priced for the product and service they provide. 

The wood in the stretchers is well-seasoned, sturdy and never warps. Stretchers are precision constructions and the linen stretched cleanly and evenly. The pegs with a gentle tap will restore any tension lost through atmospheric change or handling of paint. The oil priming is excellent and the paint takes beautifully. 

  Milliken organise a delivery service and the cost is very reasonable. The canvases arrive well packed and always in perfect condition.

Painting may mean many things to many painters, but the common thread that unifies us is the craft that is central and time-honoured to the practice. It is so reassuring that both for practical ease and for posterity I am using from Milliken the best possible materials available. Once the canvas is on the easel, I can relax momentarily, confident I am making the best start. Milliken have provided me with a fine canvas - now the hard work begins”. James Hanley RHA