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Autism Awareness Month: Featured Artist

April is Autism Awareness Month. Here at PopUp Painting we are celebrating the work of the artist Stephen Wiltshire, a London based artist with Autism. Stephen Wiltshire is known for his detailed depictions in paint and pencil of landscapes. The artist has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having […]

PopUp Painting Birthday Party!

Last Monday we celebrated our 5th Birthday at one of our longest running venue partners. Since 2013, PopUp Painting has been coming to bars and restaurants in London and beyond and helping people to unleash their creativity. We are all very proud of what we have achieved in this time and celebrated this milestone at [...]

10 Things You Can Only Do In Spring!

Olaf Has The Right Idea GIF from Olaf GIFs After an unusually cold and long winter it finally feels like Spring is in full swing. The birds are singing, the buds are blooming and the sun is shining (occasionally, it's still England after all). Join us in welcoming in the new season with 10 things [...]

15 Tastiest Pieces of Art!

Food art glorious food art! Food and art are some of our favourite things here at PopUp Painting! Here our some of our favourite pieces of art which are either made of food or depict food. You'll be raiding the fridge by the end of it... 1. Veggie Heart Collage by Julie's Kitchen Julie Lee creates [...]

Our highlights from Picasso at Tate Modern London

PopUp Painting popped up recently to visit Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at the Tate Modern in London. Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, known to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His style is characterized by his free spirit, eccentric style, and complete disregard for […]

Art Jargon: How to Describe an Artwork like a Pro!

Have you ever found yourself in front of an artwork and unable to find the words to describe it? Do not despair; we have compiled a list of words to help you on your way to critiquing any artwork! A good way to start is by focusing your description on line, contrast, tone, texture, scale, […]

The 12 Best Easter Eggs from Across Europe

The custom of decorating eggs has a very long history. Traditionally, colourful eggs are cracked on Easter Sunday to symbolise Jesus' empty tomb and resurrection. Some branches of Christianity also give them up as a way of fasting during Lent, leading to a surplus of eggs at Easter. Here are some of our favourite Easter [...]

5 Irish Artists You Need to Know

For the weekend that’s in it PopUp Painting have picked five of our favourite Irish artists that we think you’ll agree are pretty wonderful! Elizabeth Magill Elizabeth Magill was born in 1959 in Ontario, Canada, of Irish descent, she grew up in Northern Ireland and studied at the Belfast College of Art before moving to […]

#PressForProgress – International Women’s Day 2018

  Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress. A recent report from the World Economic Forum suggested that gender parity is over 200 years away – […]