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Nelson Shanks is one of the most sought after teachers of portrait and figure painting in the world. He has painted portraits of such noted figures as Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan, and Lady Margaret Thatcher, and his work is exhibited in many museums, universities and galleries throughout the world.

Silver Brush has worked closely with Nelson Shanks to create four sets of brushes that are ideal for portrait and figure painters.

Portrait Study Set contains 14 brushes: seven Grand Prix Long Filberts (two each of sizes 2 and three; three of size 4) and seven Grand Prix Filberts (four of size 4, two of size 6, and one of size 8).

Portrait/Figure Studio Set contains 21 brushes: nine Grand Prix Filberts (four each of sizes 4 and 6; one of size 8) eight Grand Prix Long Filberts (three each of sizes 2 and 3; two of size 4), one Grand Prix Xtra Long Filbert (size 8), one Cutter White Bristle (1 ½ in.), one Alpne White Soft Blender (2 in.), and two Renaissance Red Sable Cats Tongues (sizes 6 and 8).

Elite Primo Pennello Set contains 45 brushes: eight Grand Prix Filberts (four of size 4; two of size 6; and one each of sizes 8 and 12), 12 Grand Prix Long Filberts (two of size 2; four of size 3; six of size 4), five Grand Prix Xtra Long Filberts ( four of size 6; one of size 8), one Silverstone Fan Blender (size 4), two Cutter White Bristles (both 3 in.), two Alpine White Goat Blenders (1 ½ in. and 2 in.), one PCM Flat Goat Softener (3 in.), two Renaissance Brights (sizes 8 and 10), and 12 Renaissance Cats Tongues (two each of sizes 4 and 10; four each of sizes 6 and 8).

Replacement Set contains 16 brushes: seven Grand Prix Long Filberts (two each of sizes 2 and 3, three of size 4) one Grand Prix Xtra Long Filbert (size 6), and eight Silverstone Filberts (four each of sizes 4 and 6).

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