My art store of preference is Blick Art Material. They still do a huge catalogue business, but they actually have a store here too on Bond Street. It's not as crazy as Pearl Paint, where it's crowded and you get a lot of the wanna-be people. You just want to get in and get out and have nice presentation. Blick is immaculately kept and I think they have more space and therefore more inventory. The service is great and you don't have to knock around asking "Do you have more of these?" because it's all out there. Dick Blick's has a lot of character.