Genesis® Oil Paints co-inventor John Pitre dreamed of an advancement in the technology of oil paints. No blending, no interruptions, just a smooth transition from the image to image. He combined efforts with his apprentice, Thomas Deir, and John recognized a unique genius. In 1989 they began to experiment with various carrying mediums and came up with a new paint, a patented medium, that would only dry with the artist's control. It was perfected over the years with endless testing—and a revolution in oil paint was born. Today, with the help of Genesis® Heat-Set Artist Oil colors, artists are free to explore the mastery of their own style withand be in total control form start to finish.