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Artist of the Week: Blu

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blu. Blu is is the pseudonym of an Italian street artist from Bologna. Blu has been a household name in street art since 1999. The artist initially started working using spray paint but as the artist’s style, career and the size of his artworks grew, he began to [...]

10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting A Creative Business

This post originally appeared on Drawn Together Art Collective and is reproduced below with the author’s permission.  We recently read an interesting book on business which states that the most successful companies ask themselves questions about what service they will provide, rather than stating what they will do, when they launch. This encourages business owners to […]

The Art of the Civil Rights Movement

When thinking about the Civil Rights Movement it is often photography and news footage from this period that dominate our visual thinking. These images succinctly capture the brutality of the offences committed against protesters but also the unfaltering resilience and determination for equality. The power of such images has meant that art from this tumultuous […]

Artist Of The Week: Vincent Van Gogh!

This week we are featuring Vincent Van Gogh as 'Artist of the Week'. Vincent Van Gogh is one of history's most iconic and celebrated artists. With masterpieces such as Starry Night and the Sunflowers, his work is among the most recognisable in popular culture. Vincent was born in Zundert, Holland, on 30 March 1853. Growing up [...]

Events coming up this January!

Welcome 2018! Welcome January! So, who here has a new years resolution? Let me guess, give up junk food, give up this, give up that? How about not giving up anything and start something new instead. Gain a few pounds of laughter this january and some extra creative skills at a PopUp Painting event. Paint, […]

Artist of the Week: Elizabeth Kennedy

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Elizabeth Kennedy. Elizabeth Kennedy is a London based artist who graduated from The University of Birmingham with a Creative Arts BA (Hons) in 2003. The artist works predominantly in painting, working with acrylics, oils and watercolours. Kennedy’s paintings are figurative works, which [...]

PopUp Painting at the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair! January 2018

  Since our launch our mission has been to bring 'art out of the gallery, and out of the classroom, into the places where people meet on an every day basis'. That's meant bars, restaurants, workplaces, and people's homes. In January 2018 we'll be bringing our events to the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a more creative 2018

How to have a more creative 2018 You don't quite have to go the full 'New Year, new me' this New Year. We've got 5 (relatively simple) resolutions to give you a more creative 2018. 1. Start small - A doodle a day                 Not everything you do [...]

A Year in Review: PopUp Painting in 2017

Happy New Year from the PopUp Painting team! 2017 has been quite a year for us. We welcomed new members to the team, launched in new cities, and painted with more guests than ever before. Here are some highlights from the team. We ran more events than ever before - up 25% from 2016 In [...]

Artist of Week: Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie (born 1934) is PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’. Rose Wylie is a British artist who creates paintings depicting her daily encounters created from a variety of sources, from art history, cinema, comic books and the natural world to news, verbal anecdotes, celebrity stories and sport. Wylie often paints through the filter of […]