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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 […]

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 […]

February is LGBT History Month

Today is the beginning of LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to promoting equality and diversity through increasing the visibility of LGBT people and their lives and history; and campaigning for better education, environments and welfare for LGBT people. Last year LGBT History Month focused on citizenship, and commemorated 50 years since the (partial) […]

Our 6 favourite illustrations from literature

This week is National Storytelling Week. It's a week running from 27 January - 3 February, and celebrates the tradition of "oral storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination." And we're all about unleashing creativity and creative imagination! It's a bit tricky to write about oral story telling - [...]

Coming up in Manchester!

Welcome to Manchester in February! Recharge yourself this month and start something new. Gain a few pounds of creative skills this February and some extra laugh lines at a PopUp Painting event. Paint, drink, have fun and relax with friends, family or colleges as you discover that inner artist you thought you never had. Get […]

5 Tips to Keep your Paintbrushes in Perfect Condition!

  1: Clean, clean and clean again! Ever started painting on a brand new white canvas only to have your masterpiece prematurely ruined by a sneaky bit of paint lurking in the depths of your brushes bristles?! Well we have and we can tell you it’s not pleasant! Avoid instances like this by giving your […]

New Partnership with ArtDiscount!

Hello from the ArtDiscount team! We are so pleased to be in partnership with PopUp Painting, hopefully ArtDiscount will be able to carry on the artistic fun. Based in sunny Blackpool, our warehouses are full of supplies that will help you grow as an artist or as a beginner, we aim to inspire you to […]