MITRA is headed by paintings conservator Dr. Kristin DeGhetaldi and Brian Baade, a paintings conservator and an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware. MITRA's online forum is overseen by the group of moderators made up of established experts in the fields of art materials, art conservation, and materials science.
MITRA and its moderators fully realize that members of the art materials manufacturing sector can offer a wealth of experience and information not available anywhere else. The following individuals and companies have agreed to be resources for our moderators:
Customer Service, Masterpak
Founder, R&F Handmade Paints
Founder, Gamblin Artists Colors
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Product Manager, Gamblin Artists Colors
Formulator, R&D, and Technical Services, Golden Artist Colors
Representative, Mount Vision Pastel Company
Dr. Georg Kremer
Company Founder, Kremer Pigments Inc.
CPSA, CPX, Product Research Director, The Colored Pencil Society of America
Technical Director, Natural Pigments
President, Ampersand Art Supply
Senior Technical Specialist, Golden Artist Colors
Diane Townsend Artists' Pastels
MITRA's mission is to be completely unbiased and to refrain from promoting specific brands. We do understand that periodically there will be questions about specific art materials that can only be answered by representatives from that company. The following individuals are the first of a growing group of industry contacts who have made themselves available to answer questions about the products that they produce.
Ed Brickler, Director of Consumer Education and Outreach
Michael Harding Handmade Artists Oil Colours
Michael Harding, Founder
Princeton Artist Brush Company
Rosemary & Co Artists' Brushes
Kyle Richardson, Vice President
Silver Brush Limited
Lisa Coddington, Owner
If you work for an art materials or allied manufacturer not listed here and would be willing to serve as a contact for your company, please contact us at: