About Us

Frog with Glasses

Paint by Numbers originated in the 50's in America, it was created by a Palmer Show Card Paint company, who wanted to increase their paint sales.  It became very popular and these days, galleries are having exhibitions in the USA of all the 'vintage' paint by number canvasses, some of them are 'hot property'.

My first Paint by Numbers was a gift - The Frog.  After that, I was hooked.  I have an interest in art and related topics, but I have always been too intimidated to start painting on my own.  Paint by Numbers changed that for me.  I enjoyed painting Mr Frog so much that I wanted to try more, but had trouble finding pictures I wanted to paint.  That is how this shop came about, it was born out of my passion to share what I found with everyone here.  

We are at the beginning of our journey, and I sincerely hope that you will all join us on our adventure.  We aim to offer you a genuine customer experience and a product that exceeds your expectations.  We like to listen to our customers and enjoy feedback given to us, enabling us to make continues improvements in our service and product offering.  We hope to work with South African artists and photographers to create our own unique and South African images, bringing exposure to them and painting pleasure to our customers.   




We aim to bring art to more people and more people to art.  We want people to experience the joy of finishing something they find beautiful.  We want people to try or start something new, even if they think they can't and grow in confidence regarding their creativity.  We want to add value to people's lives by making a fun, creative and positive contribution.  Helping people find confidence in their ability to create. 

Please contact us regarding personalised pictures for company team buildings or special family gifts or to collaborate with us.  There are a lot of options and as we grow, more of these options will be available to a wider range of customers.  We cannot wait to make the magic happen with you! 

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Wineen Swart



'Pyramids, cathedrals, and rockets exist not only because of geometry, theories of structures, or thermodynamics, but because they were first a picture - literally a vision - in the minds of those who built them.' - Eugene Ferguson Historian


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