The PRO HART SWAGGER Handmade Chungking Flat ARTIST Paint Brushes
Artists Nicole Baker and Jessica Skye Baker have been running their own art company for over a decade, and day-in, day-out, they were getting tired of seeing drib and drab art supplies, particularly paint brushes.
Nothing but the best should be accepted by any artist who knows the value of high-quality equipment.
Style is Style
As modern artists, we love pop art and the new age abstract culture, so we created a paintbrush that is as fashionably constructed as a pair of Gucci shoes, but also highly practical.
Every professional artist asks themselves: Why don’t we have painting accessories that look the part, and are of the most exceptional quality? We wanted to make sure our paintbrushes were superior compared to our competitors. For us, the Pro Hart Swagger Chungking Brushes not only had to look good, but they had to feel good to use, and be made with the finest attention to detail. After all, results are everything. Something can’t just look as sexy as hell! That would just be a case of style over substance.
We had so much fun trying out all the different brush samples. After tons of research and testing/playing - you know all the boring stuff - (not really), the result was we have created an acrylic, oil and mixed media brush that screams appeal and quality.
How to use the PRO HART SWAGGER Chungking Paintbrushes
Our Pro Hart Swagger chungking bristle brush range is designed to be used with contemporary and traditional painting techniques, and a variety of other media.
About the PRO HART SWAGGER Chungking Paintbrushes
Chungking bristles are sourced from hogs raised in the region of the Chinese city of Chungking. Chungking can be found all over the world, but the Chinese Chungking bristles are considered to be the finest and are, therefore, the most sought after. This is because of such outstanding features as the hair is full and has long flags. These bristle hair deep flags, mean that while the hair grows on the hog, the bristle splits into two or more tips, called the “flags”. This gives the bristle a high degree of durability, precision and spring. The fullness of bristle has an outstanding ability to hold a large amount of medium or paint. When you feel the hairs on this paint brush, they feel thick, luxurious and durable.
The Chungking paintbrush hairs are interlocked. This means the natural curves of the bristles are positioned inward, toward the ferrule. The curved bristle maintains a precise and tight brush shape that resists splaying and misshaping over time, even with the use of harsh solvents.
With constant use, these superior quality bristles are highly unlikely to splay, clump, deteriorate, or fall out in comparison to other hog hair brush brands.
The long handle on these brushes (25cm to be precise) allows for greater control as you paint, because the timber handle is nicely weighted. The long beautiful designer handle has a heavy nickel-plated brass ferrule attached.
The paint finish on the brush handle features a crackle texture in bright orange and salmon pink. Each handle is individually cracked and glazed in the sun. Each brush is as unique as a thumbprint. This stunning feature is specific to the Pro Hart Swagger brand. Every brush we pick up is entirely different to the next.
PRO HART SWAGGER Chungking Paintbrush Sizes
The Pro Hart Swagger interlocked hog bristle brushes comes in a range of flat sizes: No.20 features 4.5cm bristle length, and the hairs are jam-packed to almost 5cm wide. No.16 has just over 3cm in hair length, and the ferrule is 3.5cm wide. The No.12 has a 3cm hair length, and the width is 2.5cm. No.10 showcases a 2.5cm hair length, and the bushing is 2cm wide. The No.8 has a 2cm hair length and the width of 1.5cm. No.6 has just under 2cm in hair length, 1.8cm to be precise and is 1.2cm in diameter. No.4 is made with a 1.2cm hair length and 1cm width. The No.2 is .9cm in length and .6cm in width, and then we have the popular No.1 which features an excellent hair length of .6cm and the width of 0.5cm.
We have set out on a journey to give you sassiness and quality. We are proud to say that these brushes are designed by Australian artists who have real flair, and a passion for the best art supplies.