Russell is Mr Background. He does lots of the grunt work by painting backgrounds. This gives the more artistic members of the team a nice canvas on which to demonstrate their skills (or lack of!)
Russell also paints simple stones that have block colours; magic beans, flags etc. Russell once painted a Korean flag and that went.
He also has a neat line in dodgy old bands. His Tubeway Army first album cover has become legend. The children said that will never sell. Oh, how he laughed.