KUM’s Memory Point brushes solve, or at least help with, three of the biggest problems artists face with existing brushes. If you use paint brushes, and have any of these problems, you’ll want to try them:
Because we aren’t artists ourselves, we have limited knowledge of brushes, so before we decided to stock these we found a couple of local artists to test them for us. Jen Dixon had this to say:
The KUM Memory brushes are the perfect brush range for my mixed media approach to art and illustration on paper. The bristles hold watercolour, gouache, inks, acrylics - anything I throw at them - and perform with a beautiful, expressive bounce, but retain their shape. The KUM Memory brushes are smooth and responsive as they glide across the surface, and it would be very easy to mistake these brushes for a far more expensive series. The finish to the handles is a glossy, faintly metallic white which wipes clean easily and feels great in the hand. The weight is good, the ferrule rock solid and seamless, and even after using inks the bristles show minimal staining.
Brilliant brushes for professionals and hobby painters alike.
— Jen Dixon, Artist
Jen works mostly in mixed media abstract and figurative painting. She is also an illustrator, writer, and teaches life-drawing. Originally from Indiana, she now lives and works in Cornwall, not too far from Cult Pens.
The Artist of the Month for this month's Penorama newsletter, Will McCarthy, also tried the brushes out for us, and was also impressed. He painted these portraits to test them:
12 August 2015