Our Team

PopUp Painting events are led by local artists who are experts not just in their trade, but in entertainment and organisational development. In addition, they are supported by a team with expertise in management, innovation and training. PopUp Painting’s team includes:


Phyllissa Shelton, Founder and Managing Director- Not an artist or art enthusiast by background, Phyllissa’s career is actually rooted in health service innovation and change management. Applying that knack for innovation to the art class, PopUp Painting’s aim is to reinvent the art class as a social painting experience – making it accessible for everyone, regardless of experience or confidence.


Gareth Lewis Shelton, Co-Founder – Not an artist. Outside of PopUp Painting he is an avid reader and will soon be furthering his studies at the London School of Econonomics where he will be studying for his Masters in Political Economy.

Rick White, Co-Founder and Director – Rick is a former American Fighter Pilot and now a Commercial Pilot.  When he is not flying he spends time leading our sister company Cocktail & Creations and was a founder in the formation of PopUp Painting.  Rick is currently a Director of the company and supports on strategy and financial control.


Miguel Galue, Artist- Miguel was born in Venezuela and now lives in London. His main outputs are sketches and portraits. His artistic interests are in depicting people and places. We first discovered Miguel at one of our Corporate Events! Miguel is an architect. You can see more of Miguel’s work and keep up to date with what he does at his artist Facebook page, Miguel Likes to Draw.


Majella Dowdican, Artist & Marketing Support – In her art, Majella manipulates the material qualities of objects so that they can represent ideas. From there they are installed in exhibition places so that they can take on a new dimension where the audience engages with them. In addition to her installation art, Majella provides marketing support to PopUp Painting. You can view her website here.


Wyland Tondelier, Artist – Wyland uses a range of mediums for his art – sketches, paintings, and even T-Shirt design! Wyland’s T-Shirts are designed with scissors – take a look here! He’s also a speed painter – doing live shows where he either cuts a shirt or paints a canvas with an audience!


Annie Dalton, Artist & Marketing Manager – Annie loves to create art with all sorts of mediums from pencils to spray paint, though Watercolour is her favorite. Her work predominantly depicts animal related imagery interpreted with a healthy dose of subversive humour. See her work here.


Elizabeth Kennedy, Artist and South & West London Patch Manager – Lizzie’s work mainly focuses on her visual arts practice, working in acrylics, oils, watercolours and photography.  She also works on cross media projects and collaborations between different art forms to create art that is accessible to a diverse range of people.


Emily Snape, Artist- You may recognise some of Emily’s work – her illustrations have been used by such organisations as the BBC, NHS, Nickelodeon, the Department of Transport and Google! From storyboards to children’s illustrations and card designs – you can check out her work and illustrations here.


Kate Southwell, Business Support – Profile coming soon.


Jenny Leonard, Artist – Jenny works across a variety of media, but specialises in painting, murals and public art projects. Leonard is particularly involved in community and collaborative public projects. Jenny Leonard’s work is colourful, figurative and has a distinct graphic style.


Tom Blackford, Street Artist lead –  Tom is predominantly an illustrator and painter, his work has also embellished many walls across the city as a graffiti/street artist adopting the moniker ‘Inkfetish’. Having spent over a decade painting his work in the street, Tom has become an in demand muralist with his company Mighty Murals.

Lewis Campbell, Artist – Profile coming soon.

Anna Tveritinova, Artist – Anna enjoys experimenting with different media on paper, wood and canvas to explore mood, ambiguity and potential narratives in ordinary places and situations. Her works begin with observation of the everyday and are later developed using memory, self reflection and personal experience. See her work here.

Iain Baker, Director of Business Operations – Profile coming soon.

Rob Conway, Artist – As an illustrator, Rob has produced work for national magazines, as well as design for costume, theater and books. In recent years work has moved into art education, working with a number of art galleries and schools both nationwide and internationally in the hope of creating the next generation of artists.

Sarah Griffiths-Wright, Artist & Operational lead – Sarah is a self-confessed doodler, she loves to dabble in all things artistic from painting and drawing to sewing and crafts. Watercolours are her favourite medium. She has worked in the Arts for over 10 years, both as learner and facilitator. She has a keen interest in Art Therapy and is hoping to develop her skills in this field.


John Tedstone, Artist – Profile coming soon.

Joelle Avelino, Artist – Joelle is a London based Illustrator and Artist. She works with both traditional and digital methods of drawing and painting, inspired by music, her African heritage, phenomenal women and everyday life around her. You can keep up to date and check out more of her work here

Charlotte Ellinas, Artist and Events & Marketing Assistant – Charlotte has been drawing and painting her entire life. She mostly creates portraits of her favorite public figures using a variety of different media such as coloured pencils, watercolour and biro. She brings a strong sense of lively fun to her work.


Rebecca Hunter – Rebecca was one of the first to join PopUp Painting back in 2003! Rebecca’s paintings are a combination of reality and imagination, giving her work a surreal and dream-like quality. Rebecca paints places she’s been to, and works from sketches and photographs. She currently runs SoLo Craft Fair.

PopUp Painting has also been grateful for the support and involvement of artists Hazel Adams, Hollie Slaughter, Jayne Evans, Alyssa Lichtenstein, Barbora Brezakova, Debra Collis, Lisa O’Donnell, Kieran Loftus, Jasmin Page, Jenny Leonard, Dexter Ortiz, Veena Scialo and Charlie Kirkham. We are also grateful to Dino Adams for her work in supporting the team in Surrey and Barbara Everett for managing South West London.