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April 2014 Update

As I reported last month, I’ve taken part in Saffron Walden Open Studios this month which gave visitors an opportunity to hear about the project. New artist, Sue Bradley sent a lovely collection of paintings which will be featured in the next email newsletter.

There are now over 200 paintings available to buy on the website. Here are the current stats for the project:

RWB Stats
Apr-14 Total
Received by Care for Casualties 90.00 2383.75
Made up as follows:
Sales proceeds 60.00 1505.00
Gift Aid 22.50 788.75
Paintings completed 21 360
Paintings sold 6 156
Artists 27
FB Followers 313

I’m now actively looking for ways to spread the word about the project and find events where I can display all the available works. Clearly this has to be something that has no cost attached which limits our options.

To this end, if you’re signed up to our monthly newsletter you stand a chance to win a Running With Brushes painting of your choice in each of the next two months. The draw paintings have been sponsored so Care for Casualties will still benefit.

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Thanks to everyone who supported us this month.

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March 2014 Update

I’m afraid I missed doing an update in February because I was away on a long business trip and life got a bit too hectic. But I’m back now and things are beginning to pick up.

However, we’ve had 8 new paintings in and now have 194 paintings available to buy on the website.

RWB Stats
Mar-14 Total
Received by Care for Casualties 112.50 2293.75
Made up as follows:
Sales proceeds 60.00 1505.00
Gift Aid 22.50 788.75
Paintings completed 8 339
Paintings sold 5 150
Donation 30 30
Artists 26
Website page visits 4100
FB Followers 308

We had a fantastic article in the Cambridge News in February: A lovely article online and a double page spread in the paper.

In April, I will be holding open studios on the last weekend and will display my RWB paintings to raise awareness of the project.

Thanks to everyone who supported us this month.

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January Update

The post Christmas lull has taken it’s toll on our sales this month and we sold only 3 paintings.

However, we’ve had 19 new paintings in and now have 187 paintings available to buy on the website.

RWB Stats
Jan-14 Total
Received by Care for Casualties 45.00 2181.25
Made up as follows:
Sales proceeds 36.00 1505.00
Gift Aid 9.00 676.25
Paintings completed 19 331
Paintings sold 3 145
Artists 26
Website page visits 3547
FB Followers 283

Last week I was interviewed by the Cambridge News and I believe there will be a feature on us in the coming week.

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December Update

We broke through the £2000 mark in December much to our delight. New paintings came in from current artists and we received a batch of paintings from our 26th artist.

RWB Stats
Dec-13 Total
Received by Care for Casualties 240.00 2136.25
Made up as follows:
Sales proceeds 192.00 1505.00
Gift Aid 48.00 631.25
Paintings completed 40 312
Paintings sold 17 142

December in Numbers:

There are currently 170 paintings to choose from on the site.

And:
3179 visitors to the website (November: 2570)
272 Facebook fans (November: 251)
26 artists from 7 countries

In our first 6 months we have achieved an amazing result, thanks to the support of all our artists and supporters. We’re looking forward to doing even more in the coming year.

Happy New Year from Running With Brushes,

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Advent Artist Day 24 – Polly Birchall

Our newest artist is Polly Birchall. Polly’s lovely collection includes animals, scenes from daily life, flowers and landscapes.

To see which of Polly’s paintings is still available to buy on the site, click here.

 

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Advent Artist Day 23 – Sabine De Rode

Belgian watercolour artist, Sabine De Rode sent collections of portraits and birds for Running With Brushes – charming characters, every one.

To see which of Sabine’s paintings are still available on the website, click here.

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Advent Artist Day 22 – Seonaid Parnell

Seonaid Parnell is a recent Running With Brushes artist. Her luminous watercolours made a lovely addition to the collection.

To see which of Seonaid’s paintings are still available, click here.

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Advent Artist Day 21 – Veronique Piaser-Moyen

Joining her friend, Olivia Quintin, French artist Veronique Piaser-Moyen became one of the Running With Brushes artists. Veronique’s has a distinctive dynamic style of floral paintings.

If you want to see which of Veronique’s paintings are still available to buy on the site, click here.

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Advent Artists Day 20 – Krassimira Koleva-Lhoest

These four atmospheric paintings came from Belgian artist, Krassimira Koleva-Lhoest.

To see which of her paintings are still available to buy on the website, click here.

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Advent Artist Day 19 – Lorraine Brown

Lorraine Brown is another Australian artist who supports Running With Brushes with paintings. Lorraine started painting full time in 2011 and exhibits regularly. She sent a collection of her vibrant watercolours for our collection.

To see which of Lorraine’s paintings are still available on the website, click here.