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Full range of natural bristol, sables and synthetics for Oil, Watercolor, Acrylics and Mixed Media. 

Beautiful Points are the whole point. 

New technology in synthetics have the edge on natural hair brushes.These synthetic brushes are able to mimic natural hair brushes in capacity and stroke, and are surpassing them in longevity and reliability! Hand selected by expert watercolor artists at ARTspot.


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Elite Synthetic Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brushes

Princeton Elite is the next generation of synthetic watercolor brushes. They perform like genuine Kolinsky; the round shape has a belly for maximum color holding capacity and an amazing point for fine detail work. They also feature a velvet touch finish handle for maximum comfort.

Princeton Elite Series 4850 Brushes feature synthetic brush hair that is almost indistinguishable from natural Kolinsky in appearance, performance, and durability — at a more affordable price. Qualities of these brushes include maximum color-holding ability, excellent shape retention, fine points and tapered edges for precise details, and comfortable handles for lengthy painting sessions.

Intended for watercolor painting, Princeton Series 4850 Elite Brushes can also be used for acrylic and oil paints.

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Heritage Synthetic Sable Watercolor & Acrylic Brushes

Denise Cole’s favorite for 20 years. Princeton is so ahead of their time, this synthetic sable is proven to last. Distinctive watercolor brushes with a synthetic sable blend for excellent brushability and color handling capacity. Featuring richly distinctive gold ferrules and marbleized red hardwood handles, except the wash brushes, which have clear acrylic handles with spatula ends. A great choice for painters who use acrylics for water media techniques too. We carry hand selected for the most useful brush sizes.


Neptune Synthetic Squirrel Watercolor Brushes by Princeton

Brand spankin’ new - thirsty squirrels are fantastic and so pretty. We carry the new Daggers - Quills - Mops! These brushes offer a soft, extremely thirsty synthetic version of a squirrel brush that may actually outperform the natural version. They deliver oceans of color to the sheet. Experts in natural hair have been incredulous that these bristles are actually synthetic.  

We have Kolinsky Sable

Kolinsky Sable hair watercolor brushes are unsurpasses for incredible control and color holding capacity. These highest quality lifetime brushes are coveted by watercolor artists and the badge of honor for those who take their watercolor painting seriously. Come in anytime and take a Kolinsky for a test drive. We would love to show you the difference! We carry a variety of Connoisseur, Richeson and DiVinci.

Other lines include: Black Velvet by Silver Brush, Connoisseur, Richeson, Princeton, Yasumoto. Plus Water Brushes - all sizes by niji

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Richeson Grey Matters line: Watercolor, Oil & Acrylic

The Richeson Grey Matters line is built on the simple, yet often overlooked concept that nothing should stand between the artist and the canvas. From the neutral Grey Matters disposable palette to the Grey Matters brush series, no distracting colors or reflective metals come between the artist and a perfectly chosen color. The brushes in Richeson Grey Matters Brush line feature non-reflective hair, non-reflective ferrules, and non-reflective handles — perfect for plein air or in the studio, and ideal for use with toned palettes and canvas.

Oil & Acrylic

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We carry the full line of Princeton SNAP brushes - super economical and yet, each is handmade. Also a variety of bristle, taklon and other choices by our favorite manufacturers.

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Encaustic Brushes by Enkaustikos, R&F

We carry a variety of natural hair brushes appropriate for the heat of encaustic painting. From stiffness of bristle to soft goat hair, we offer a range of choices.

Catalyst Blades

Designed for use with heavy-bodied paints, these blades are made of engineered silicone and are mounted on artist brush handles offering a blend of tradition and innovation. They are ideal for oils, acrylics and water-miscible oils, and because they are heat-resistant, they excel at encaustics as well. They also work well with plaster, clay and even frosting. Made of FDA-approved silicone, they are also are great for food crafting. The silicone is easy to wipe clean and is solvent resistant. Clean up in most cases can be done with mild soap and water. Dried paint can be peeled off the silicone surface. The blades can even be separated from their wood handles for cleaning and easily replaced when dry.

Can also be used for monotype encaustic printing.

Sumi Brushes - Variety by Yasumoto, Princeton and other manufacturers

Sumi brushes are unlike watercolor, oil and most other paintbrushes as they are composed of two separate parts. The central core, which determines the height and basic function of the brush, is made of relatively stiff hairs gathered to form a tapered point, while the outer wrapping consists of softer hairs which are selected for their greater water-holding capacity and for facilitating smooth strokes. They feature a combination of horse, badger, deer, and sheep hair of the same length that come to a point when dipped into water. The hair structure ensures smooth maneuverability and dynamic strokes whether light or heavy pressure is applied.


Full line of petite brushes by Princeton.

Specially designed by artist Willow Wolfe, these high quality, short handled brushes are made to last. With their robin's egg blue colored handles, they will be a beautiful addition to your existing brush collection as they go above and beyond basic brush shapes and sizes. The Select Brush line features 22 brush shapes that are great for home decor and craft painting, including filbert grainers, oval mops, lunar blenders, dagger strippers, deerfoots and chisel blenders, as well as mini brushes for detail work. Now you can explore traditional and avant-garde techniques on nearly any surface.

RGM Palette Knives

Stainless steel. Italian made.

Soft Palette Knives. These palette knives and painting knives with colorful ergonomic rubber grip handles are designed for comfort and to prevent fatigue. Hand crafted in Italy, the knives feature nickel plated carbon steel blades in the most popular painting styles. The blades are heat treated for excellent flexibility and have a special coating with excellent non-corrosive properties which assure a longer life in areas with a high degree of humidity. The mirror polished finish allows for easy cleaning. These are essential tools for mixing colors and applying paint.

Specialty XL brushes.


Stencil Brushes

Pure natural bristles make these brushes ideal for stenciling on furniture, walls, fabric and other surfaces. Handmade with high grade, flagged white bristles, they hold a large amount of color and offer the flexibility needed for subtle shading.