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Latest news & upcoming January events!

2016 began with two fantastic sell-out events! On Thursday 8th we were at The Red Lemon, Notting Hill to paint Starry Night Over London (see here) and on Friday 9th we were at Urban Meadow (Bayswater) to paint Picasso’s ‘Jeune Fille Endormie’ (see here). Thanks to our guests for joining us and getting us off to […]

Artist of the Week: Richard Diebenkorn

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was an American painter whose work was associated with the 'abstract expressionist' movement. Diebenkorn's practice initially embraced abstraction, in particular abstract landscapes, before making what was a surprising change of direction to figuration in the mid-1950s, which would persist until the mid 1960s. The artist [...]

Happy New Year from PopUp Painting!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a Happy New Year! 2015 was a very busy year for PopUp Painting. This year we’ve painted with over 3000 guests (up almost a thousand on 2014!) across almost 200 events. We’ve been partnered with venues right across London, and have popped up around the country […]

Artist of the Week: Kieran Loftus

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Kieran Loftus. Kieran Loftus is a London based artist and illustrator. Kieran's work focuses on imagery taken from nature and wildlife. The artist uses predominantly pencil and watercolours to create his figurative works. Kieran is a graduate from Chelsea College of Art. The artist is [...]

5 top tips for your PopUp Painting night!

1.Come along. You've booked yourself a fantastic night out, where the only decree is to bring your imagination and have fun. We supply you with painting aprons so the pressure is off! Dress to impress or wear your rags. 2.Be Thirsty. If  you're thinking about downing a few before your event, no need, we have got [...]

Artist of the Week: Peter Doig

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Peter Doig. Peter Doig is a Scottish painter, who is regarded as one of the most renowned living figurative painters. The artist was born in Edinburgh in 1959, however much of his childhood was spent in Canada and Trinidad. Doig creates figurative paintings that depict recognisable imagery such as buildings [...]

Artist of the Week: Andy Warhol

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol (origninally known as Andy Warhola) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the ‘Pop Art’ movement. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and consumer culture. Warhol used many types of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, [...]

Artist of the Week: Michael Craig-Martin

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Michael Craig-Martin. Michael Craig-Martin is a painter and sculptor who was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. During his time at Yale, the artist focused his work predominantly on sculpture, with Minimalism and artists such a Donald [...]

Artist of the Week: Katsushika Hokusai

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter and printmaker from(now called Tokyo), Japan. During his life, Hokusai produced tens of thousands of prints, paintings, and illustrations. Hokusai's images were usually took inspiration from the Japanese countryside, its people and legends. Hokusai had a long career, but [...]

Transgender Artists you should know about

This week is Transgender Awareness Week. Here are 7 trans artists we think you should know about. Transgender Awareness Week aims to raise visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues faced by the community, and culminates in the Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November). Over the past few months, we have tried to make [...]