Hey. I'm Dalton and my wife Cassie and I own Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolors ("Peerless" for short.) We bought the company from Cassie's aunt in 2019 and we are the 5th owners of the company.
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.