Mother’s Day Events!

Each year we celebrate the wonderful woman who introduced you to this wide, scary world. And on March the 26th this year, we honour this woman again. That’s right! Mother’s day is coming! Mothering Sunday is a modern celebration; it falls on the fourth Sunday during Lent and the whole day should be all about spoiling the first […]

Artist of the Week: Charlotte Ellinas

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Charlotte Ellinas. Charlotte Ellinas is a London based artist who is both an artist and events assistant for the PopUp Painting team. Charlotte works in a representational style, focusing predominantly on portraiture. The artist studied a foundation course at London Fine Art Studios and also holds a BA in [...]

5 Exhibitions to Catch in London this Spring

2018 is an exciting year for art exhibitions in London. Here at PopUp Painting HQ we’ve compiled our top 5 exhibitions to catch over the coming months:   For Lovers and Roald Dahl Fans Alike! What?: ’Quentin Blake: Arrows of Love’ Where?: House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, Kings Cross When?: 14th Feb – 29 […]

PopUp Painting Delivers Thousandth Event

Now in our fifth year of trading, PopUp Painting has recently passed its thousandth event. Launched in April 2013, PopUp Painting delivers ‘social painting and wine’ events in bars, restaurants and workplaces across London, Birmingham and Manchester. Aimed at non-artists, we invite guests to ‘unleash their creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in […]

Artist of the Week: Annie Dalton

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp painting team member Annie Dalton. Annie Dalton is an illustrator, painter artist based in North London. Annie employs traditional techniques using a combination of pencil, watercolour and inks in her work. The artist's personal illustrations predominantly depict imagery of animals interpreted with a healthy dose of subversive [...]

LGBT History Month: Celebrating LGBT Art

To celebrate LGBT History Month PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists of the movement. From Ancient Greece to the present day LGBT art has existed. It has been a tumultuous road for LGBT artists who have faced enduring issues such as censorship, discrimination and […]

6 Non Romantic Paintings

There are really only two times a year you can really go 'Bah humbug!'. Christmas and Valentine's. We've just posted our 6 favourite romantic paintings. But plenty of paintings have nothing to do with romance, or are outright non-romantic. Here are our 6 favourite NON romantic paintings... ANTONIN ARTAUD - THE TOTEM Artaud's primary interest [...]

6 Most Romantic Paintings

Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're already coupled up, looking for a new beau, or revelling in the joys of singlehood - Happy Valentine's Day! Around Valentine's our events take a decided turn toward Gustav Klimt and Jack Vettriano - but they're not the only paintings that scream romance. Here are our 6 most romantic paintings [...]

Pancakes and Painting!

Pancake day, is definitley one day to look forward to in the year. Funnily enough, pancakes have two things in common with PopUp Painting (stay with me on this one 😉). Firstly, Pancake day (or Shrove Tuesday) does not have a fixed date and quite often delightfully POPS UP and changes every year. But it’s not entirely random. Just […]

Artist of the Week: Gustav Klimt

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Klimt was a 'Symbolist' painter and one of the most prominent members of the 'Vienna Secession Movement'. The artist’s style was not always progressive, his early works were academic in style. Klimt attended the ‘Vienna School of Arts and Crafts’, having trained as an [...]