Scottish artist, Ingrid Ormestad has been a prolific and wonderful supporter of Running With Brushes. Her collection of fantastic paintings ranges across many subjects from florals, or animals to shoes and more. Her cat paintings have proved particularly popular.
Click here to see which of Ingrid paintings you might still be able to buy.
I have such brilliant times painting with my artist friends and family. When fellow 100 Wash Challenge artist, Olivia Quintin came from France on a visit with her family, we got our brushes out and a new RWB collection emerged.
Olivia also has a wonderful collection of cat watercolours she paints in aid of a charity in France.
Olivia’s remaining Running With Brushes paintings can be seen here.
Claude Ambollet, an artist who hails from France sent us a marvellous collection of 16 paintings. Claude’s paintings have a particular abstract style and her three Running With Brushes mini collections each have a distinctive atmosphere of it’s own.
Click here to see which of Claude’s paintings is still available to buy from the site.
Val Pettifer is a pastel and mixed media artist, and a great supporter of other artists. In March this year, Val took on the Old School Studio in Whittlesford and has worked tirelessly to build a group of tutors who provide workshops in a wide range of topics of interest to artists.
Val recently hosted the Christmas Fair in the studio and invited us to bring the Running With Brushes Collection along. We had a great weekend talking to people and sold 18 paintings over the course of the two days.
Occasionally, I get to hear (or see) how a Running With Brushes artist benefits from having painted for us – and that just seems like perfect symmetry. Thus it was with Lesley Morgan who can over from the USA to visit while my sister was with us. Lori and I were working on RWB images and Lesley got involved. At first she was just giving us ideas for subjects, but eventually, inevitably, she had to pick up a brush and have a go.
Lesley left for the USA after a few days, but she left behind this painting and she took with her a pad of watercolour paper, some brushes and some paints. We’re hoping she’ll keep on painting.
Acrylics artist, Elisa Choi is based in Manilla in the Philippines. She was one of the first artists to get in touch to discuss getting involved with the project. She sent these three colourful paintings flying over to be added to the collection.
Elisa’s work can also be seen on her Facebook page. Click here if you’d like to see which of Elisa’s paintings are still available.
There’s a chunky gallery of work donated to RWB by Lori Bentley so you’ll need to scroll a bit to read about her.
Lori is my sister. She is also a talented graphic designer, childen’s book illustrator and my painting inspiration. Lori was always drawing and painting when we were children while I was invariably climbing a tree or riding a bicycle.
In August this year we went on holiday to France together and we took along watercolours and our postcard size sheets of paper. The result was a series of paintings for RWB and Lori starting to paint her African bird series for us.
Lori’s work can also be seen on her Facebook page. To see which of her Running With Brushes paintings are still available, click here.