970 Robert Wade Neef Round

By Neef

What a brush. This has been our best selling brush for many years. Artists are amazed at how well this brush does against the more expensive sable alternative.


NEEF taklon brushes were developed through collaboration between Neef and Robert Wade over 25 years ago. They are our best selling brushes and are suitable for most techniques including watercolour, gouache, inks, acrylics, oils etc. They have very strong filaments which give great snap and colour carrying capacity. They also offer a great point, spring and precise control particularly when brush marks are not required in paint film. They do not carry as much colour as sable / squirrel but are a fraction of the price. Our taklon range caters to all types of artist with many shapes and sizes available.


Robert A Wade is an Australian watercolour artist who has gained International acclaim. He has exhibited with most of the major Watercolour Societies in the World and won important awards in many countries. He conducts Workshops regularly, inspiring his students with enthusiasm and mastery of the watercolour medium. He lectures on the heritage of Australian watercolour to many art societies around the world, earning himself the title of "Australia's Unofficial Ambassador of Watercolour".

Until 25 years ago all quality brushes were made from animal hair. That is until the advent of synthetically made hair. The first taklons brought onto the market were not great but through a collaboration between Neef and Robert Wade they were greatly improved. The Robert Wade range is still quite amazing in their performance considering the price of natural hair brushes. The following Neef brush series are used and recommended by world famous artist and demonstrator, Robert Wade. 970 round point, 980 long flat and the 990 liner.