Founded by the artist Roy Thompson in 1973, Pro Arte is a thriving small British company based at Skipton in Yorkshire, UK. We have been to factory and watched each brush being made by hand using traditional methods. The hair used is either natural animal hair or synthetic hair that has been formulated by Pro Arte to give a natural spring and holding ability that matches the more expensive animal hair. The handles are all the traditional wooden handles that artists love. We are so pleased to be supporting this thriving British manufacturing company and the highly skilled team that is Pro Arte.