History
 
 
Peerless Transparent Watercolors were developed in 1885 by Charles F. Nicholson. After many years of "revolutionary" chemical research, he developed the self blending line of Peerless Transparent Watercolors in sheet form. His unwavering ideal was to create an original form of presentation for watercolors. 
After many years of perseverance, he successfully developed Color Film, or paper leaflet paint as many used to call them. Watercolors had never been offered in dry form and the novelty of the idea seemed to shock the artistic sense of the professional colorist. Even after 122 years, the self blending Peerless Transparent Watercolors still shock the amateur as well as the professional colorist!
Charles F. Nicholson was certainly a genius.
The formula he created for his special watercolors in 1885 has never changed. After 122 years, the same process is used in the creation of the colors. Being only the 4th person to obtain the Nicholson formulas, my goal is to continue manufacturing the colors as if Charles F. Nicholson were supervising production. I will continue to produce Peerless Watercolors with the same affection and care that helped develop it many, many years ago!