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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Kennedy, Artist and 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.
Barbara Everett, Local PopUp Painting Manager for South West London- Barbara has a background in nursing and is a qualified councellor and coach. She has experience of leading a number of change projects and leads our efforts in our Surrey and SW London patch.
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.
Veena Scialo, Artist – Inspired by nature Veena has expressed her creativity from early childhood. Her eyes are always drawn to the beauty of creation and she feels that true art is a form of worship. In 2006 Veena completed a PGCE in Art and design at Greenwich University and has since then been working as a freelance artist and educator.
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.
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.
Charlotte Ellinas, Artist and Events & Marketing Assistant – Charlotte has been drawing and painting her entire life. As an actor as well as an artist. She 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.
Sarah Griffiths-Wright, Artist – Profile coming soon.
Rebecca Hunter – Rebecca was one of the first to join PopUp Painting back in 2003! As an artist she in constantly inspired by scenery and architecture. 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.
Rob Conway, Artist – Profile coming soon.