My name is Eric Silver, owner and paintmaker, here at Blue Ridge. My wife, Athena, and I started this small company with the simple ideal of - if it is worth doing, it is worth doing right. We have always believed in that, and have carried it through everything that we do. We always strive to be the best, and to form relationships with our customers along the way. The value of being able to talk to fellow artists on a daily basis can’t be measured. It has been a true joy to get to know our customers, and view their work. I am an artist, not a business man, but crafting these colors for me is an art. The business part has grown out of the desire to help artists, and by offering exceptional oil colors at good prices, we feel that we are.
The truth is that there is some good paint being manufactured in the U.S. right now, so the artist has plenty of good options. We are not trying to compete with the larger companies, or the conglomerates. Being the boutique manufacturer allows us many things that we normally wouldn’t see. Taking the time to get things right, and serve our customers above and beyond what is expected, is only possible on a small scale. The possibilities are endless with color, but our founding values will always remain the same. We welcome you to get to know us, as well as our paints. Hopefully we can help each other to reach our goals.
Happy Painting ~ Eric Silver