Not very many retailers have quite the incredible history of selling artist supplies than does the Flax family. The roots of this start in New York and stretch through multiple cities and generations creating a brand name that is instantly recognized. The San Francisco Bay Area has been lucky to have this incredible retailer setting the bar for all others since 1938! Read more.
New York-based artist Ryan Bradley is best known for his photo-realistic style as expressed through his intricate, pastel renderings of the female form, which are adorned and embellished through elaborately complex patterns and florals. Royal Talens North America Vice President Kyle Richardson sat down with Ryan to talk technique, medium, and of course, Royal Talens products. Read more.
This month’s featured employee, Dennis Metcalf, works as the Key Account Manager for  Royal Talens’ Western US Territory. Dennis and Kyle sat down this week to discuss Dennis’s extensive career, his art, and what he loves about working at RTNA.  Read more.
While not as hard as carre pastels, and not as soft as some of the finishing pastels on the market, Rembrandts are known for their medium softness, their density and consistency. Often called “the workhorse” of the pastel category, this is specifically because of this density and medium touch.  Soft enough to easily release color, but hard enough to draw a sharp line, keep an edge and build multiple layers, the versatility is nearly endless. Read more.
It's never too early to plan ahead. New products! Best sellers! Superior fill rates! Our 2017 Fall Back To School promotion will be in effect June 1 - August 31, 2017, and offers 10% - 25% off core products along with new items. Read more.

Back in November, we had the honor of being interviewed by Caroline Davis for a feature in Take Magazine: “Something exciting is happening inside of a massive, unassuming warehouse in the Northampton, Massachusetts industrial center. Kyle Richardson, Vice President of the Royal Talens North America branch, and his team are starting to supply the continent with the finest tools for creativity while honoring the legacy of their international company and engaging with the local community all at the same time."
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