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Artist of the Week: Barbora Brezakova

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Barbora Brezakova. Barbora was born in Slovakia and is a graduate of Camberwell College of the Arts, UAL. Brezakova practice centres around painting and drawing.  One of artists main concerns is the intensity of  life experience and the investigation of its nature through the [...]

Artist of the Week: Frida Kahlo

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo de Rivera is seen as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century .  Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion" and its intense vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as [...]

Artist of the Week: Ibrahim el-Salahi

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Sudanese artist Ibrahim el-Salahi. Born in Sudan in the 30's Ibrahim el-Salahi is considered a pioneer in Sudanese art and was a member of the "Khartoum School" (an international school in Sudan). He began studying art in the 50's in Sudan and subsequently moved to London to continue his education at [...]

Artist of the Week: Lisa O’Donnell

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp team member Lisa O’Donnell. Lisa O'Donnell is an Irish artist based in London. She studied her MA Fine Art at Central St.Martins and has a studio in North East London. O'Donnell's practice predominantly takes the from of painting however she sometimes makes work in other media including [...]

8th August Paint Van Gogh Photos

Thanks to our guests for joining us on 8th August at Brasserie Blanc to Paint Van Gogh The artist for the evening was Wyland, and the painting we were inspired by was Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night. We'll next be painting this painting at Startisans on 29th August and will be back at Brasserie Blanc [...]

Wyland’s painting for tonight and his assistant

Cafe Terrace at Night & Neige the cat Wyland is the lead artist for tonight's Paint Van Gogh event at Brasserie Blanc on the Southbank. Here's his painting alongside his faithful assistant, Neige. So cute! Tweet!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');

Artist of the Week: Agnes Martin

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Agnes Martin. Martin is most recognised for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Although restrained, her style was underpinned by her deep conviction in the emotive and expressive power of art. The artist chose spiritual inspiration over intellectual inspiration to create her [...]

Artist of the Week: Monet

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is the French Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Claude Monet was one of the founders of the 'Impressionist' movement. He, and his fellow Impressionist artists were focused on capturing movement, changing light and colour in their paintings, and were less concerned with realism. His thin lines of colour were what [...]

Some of our favourite photos from last week’s events…

We know we’re not the best photographers, but some of the creative things our guests come up with really are awesome. Last week we were at Shortlands Tavern (Bromley) painting Roy Lichtenstein‘s ‘Still Life with Plums’, Brasserie Blanc (Southbank) painting Cezanne’s Bay of Marseilles, and The Trafalgar Hotel (Trafalgar Square) painting Peter Max’s Lady Liberty. […]