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Artist of the Week: Christian Hook

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Christian Hook. Christian Hook is a painter who was awarded Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award in 2014. As part of the prize for winning the competition the artist was commissioned to create a £10,000 portrait of actor Alan Cumming for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. [...]

Once in a lifetime exhibition!

Tate Modern is planning an exhibition in collaboration with the Picasso Museum in Paris that will gather some of the biggest masterpieces created by Pablo Picasso  during a significant period in his life. Titled “Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy,” the show will focus on a specific moment in Picasso’s work, at the height of his passionate […]

Artist of the Week: Dexter Orszagh

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member and artist Dexter Orszagh. Dexter Orszagh is a freelance illustrator and digital painter based in East London. Focusing on concept art and character design, Dexter Orszagh's work revolves primarily around bringing characters, creatures and costumes to life. The artist creates complex worlds and narratives by [...]

Do you have what it takes to become Sky Arts Artist of the Year 2017?

PopUp Painting was recently contacted by the team behind Sky Arts' 'Portrait Artist of the Year' and 'Landscape Artist of the Year'. Do you, or someone you know have what it takes? Keep an eye out for members of the PopUp Painting team! The closing date for Portrait Artist of the Year is Friday 3rd March 2017. Closing date for Landscape [...]

Looking for New Venues

Become a PopUp Painting partner venue: PopUp Painting is looking for venues to work with on a regular partnership basis in London’s West End, and in Birmingham City Centre. We work with fantastic venues, from the boutique Trafalgar Hotel, to Brasserie Blanc and Marco Pierre White. Join our network. Our events are ‘social painting + wine’ […]

PopUp Painter Goes Wild!

PopUp Painting events are led by qualified and practicing artists, who are experienced in teaching, events and leisure. Jayne Evans was a previous PopUp Painter, she also had quite an exciting year in 2016. Earlier in the year she took part in the Landscape Artist of the Year on Sky Arts. She was one of 50 Wild cards! […]

Artist of the Week: Anish Kapoor

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Anish Kapoor. Anish Kapoor (b. 1954) is a British-Indian sculptor known for his large scale sculptures and installations that distort space. Kapoor was born in Bombay, but moved to London in the 1970’s to study art at Hornsey School of Art and later at Chelsea School of art and [...]

Valentine’s Day Idea!

It’s that time of year again. (well it is nearly February) The birds are singing your sweet tune and there are stars in your lover’s eyes! You guessed it… Valentine’s Day. It’s not too early to talk about V Day is it? I mean it’s only 27 days away! Valentine’s Day in London (Tuesday February […]

Artist of the Week: Grandma Moses

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grandma Moses. Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), better known as ‘Grandma Moses’ was an American folk artist. The artist started her career at the age of 78 having spent her life working on the family farm and giving birth to ten children (five of whom passed away at [...]

Join the team in Birmingham

Join the PopUp Painting Team as an Operational Manager in Birmingham. PopUp Painting runs ‘social painting’ experiences in bars and restaurants across London and Birmingham, encouraging people to unleash their creativity – wine glass in one hand, paint brush in the other – with no experience needed to take part!  The successful applicant will be […]