The History Behind Peerless Paints
The company itself was founded in 1885 (you read that right - over 130 years ago) by a dashing chemist named Chaz Nicholson. He had stumbled on a new, better, more fun way to colorize black and white photographs and had to share it with the world. Turns out watercolor artists all around the world liked these new paints almost better than the photographers did!
And just like that Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolors was born. Although our paints are still used by a few museums and college level traditional photography to tint and restore photographs our paints are much more geared to watercolor artists these days.
Our Peerless Paints Community
The other artists in the Peerless community have been so fun to meet and have been an invaluable resource as far as learning how to paint goes. I've never been made to feel small or dumb for asking questions and that speaks volumes to the artists that are part of the storied tradition of our little family-run business.
Thank you so much for checking out our shop and do not hesitate to reach out with any question you may have! Stay awesome