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Kum Memory Point Brushes

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:

  • Most brushes lose their shape easily, and don’t spring back to shape while you work. Start painting fine detail with the tip of the brush, add pressure to spread the brush, and it doesn’t spring back to a fine point. Memory Point brushes do.
  • They’re hard to clean, and are never as good after a few uses. The bristles get out of shape after a few paintings and cleanings, and you’re left either using a brush that isn’t as good as it was, or replacing a brush that hasn’t seen as much use as you’d like. KUM’s brushes are easier to clean, and they return to their original shape so they last much longer than other brushes.
  • You usually find brushes work well with one media, but not as well with others. A brush that’s great with acrylic doesn’t always work well with watercolour. Memory Point brushes work well with every type of media - if you work with more than one type of paint, this could save you space and money!

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.

  — 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:

Michael Randall

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