Two Sisters Establish U.S.’ First Black Woman-Owned Manufacturer of Art Supplies: ‘Sis Art Is More Than An Art Supply Brand’

by Gee NY
LM Flowers and her sister, Skie Harris

LM Flowers and her sister, Skie Harris, have etched their names in history as the trailblazing founders of Sis Art, the inaugural woman-owned and artist-owned manufacturer of art supplies in the United States.

Their journey, which commenced in 2019, has redefined the landscape of the art supply industry, introducing a fresh wave of innovation and quality.

Sis Art has emerged as a leading brand synonymous with creativity and excellence among a burgeoning community of artists.

The duo introduced a range of products including paint brushes designed for lasting comfort, richly pigmented paints, and art pads that enhance every stroke.

However, their distinction lies in their unique creations: the travel watercolor kit, the ‘Melanin’ pigment line honoring diverse skin tones named after inspirational women, and the ergonomically designed Krayoni crayons. These offerings are not merely tools; they represent statements of empowerment and artistic freedom.

What sets LM and Skie apart is their unwavering commitment to their values, demonstrating that art supplies can embody both superior quality and profound significance.

They have cultivated unique experiences for artists, bridging the gap between traditionalists and newcomers to the craft.

LM, also an artist and publisher for HealthLink Resource Guide, reflects:

“Our melanin pigment line, initially intended for purists, has resonated with younger artists, offering a romantic and therapeutic approach to mixing their own paints, infusing their creations with their essence.”

For LM and Skie, Sis Art transcends being a mere brand: it is a beacon of inclusivity, proclaiming that art knows no boundaries of background or experience.

Their legacy is an art world vibrant, inclusive, and artist-centric—a canvas they’ve helped paint with every brushstroke, crayon, and pigment.

In LM’s words:

“Sis Art is more than an art supply brand; it’s a testament to our journey of breaking molds and redefining the art world.”

Skie, also an artist and educator for elementary school students in the Washington DC area, adds:

“Our story resonates with anyone who believes in the transformative power of art to connect and empower.”

To learn more about Sis Art, visit their official website at and follow their brand on Instagram @sis.artsupply.

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