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Artist of the Week: Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻)

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Chinese artist  Xu Beihong (徐悲鴻). Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was primarily known for his 'Shui-mo Hua' or Chinese ink-and-wash paintings. The artist was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a new modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. Xu [...]

Don’t miss out on our London Poppies events!

Unleash your creativity, drink wine, and help fundraise for Help For Heroes! The coming week sees poppy season get into full swing, both nationally and in terms of our events calendar. At our poppies events, £5 of every ticket sale is donated to Help For Heroes. 2015 will be the second year we've ran this [...]
Let your colours burst: Paint fireworks over London!

Let your colours burst: Paint fireworks over London!

One of the most colourful and beautiful holidays of the year is nearly here – Fireworks night! We know that being in the cold watching isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so why not join us at one of our Fireworks over London events? Drink wine, listen to some great tunes, and unleash your inner artist! […]

This week with PopUp Painting

This week we have run 6 events, with another one coming up on the Southbank tonight. We've been all the way from Wimbledon to Bromley, painting Munchs, Van Goghs and even Mona Lisas! In the spirit of Halloween, we were at The Shortlands Tavern, Bromley, on Monday for a night inspired by Munch's 'Forest'. This [...]

The 12 best Halloween songs

Halloween is fast approaching. While some people only have their costumes to worry about, some are probably also scrambling around to create their Halloween playlists! We can’t really help with the first problem, but we’re pros at playlists. All of our events are themed with music, and these are some of our favourite Halloween Songs from […]

Artist of the Week: Debra Collis

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Debra Collis. Debra Collis is an artist based in London. Collis' work follows a figurative tradition - making predominantly observational works. Drawing from life, including the figure and portraiture, is common practice in the artists work. Collis uses a variety of mixed media from ink, [...]

Artist of the Week: Emily Snape

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Emily Snape. Emily is an illustrator who makes children's illustrations, illustrations for large companies, posters, story boards, cards, murals. Snape is graduate of Central St Martins and Bristol University and Kingston University. Emily creates work both digitally and traditionally and her practice spans across many [...]

Artist of the week: Horace Pippin

PopUp Painting's 'Artist of the Week' is Horace Pippin. Horace Pippin was a self-taught African-American painter who worked in a naive style. The injustice of slavery and American segregation feature prominently in many of his works. The artist was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Goshen, New York. Pippin served in the 369th infantry in Europe during [...]

Artist of the Week: Paul Cézanne

Popup Painting's 'artist of the Week' is Paul Cezanne. Paul Cezanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. Cézanne used repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes and planes of colour to create his paintings. The artist regarded color, line, and "form" as one and the same thing, or inseparable aspects for describing how the human eye actually experiences nature. Unsatisfied with [...]

The PopUp Painting Ethos

PopUp Painting's mission is to "bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places where people meet on an every day basis". We believe that with a little guidance and the right materials, everybody is capable of unleashing their creativity and creating something they can be proud of. And even if a [...]