Tags: art

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artist of the Week: Gordon Bruce

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Gordon Bruce. Gordon Bruce is artist from Aberdeen who specializes in oil painting and watercolours. The artist studied Fine Art at the Gray’s School of Art, part of the Robert Gordon University. Colour is a very important element in Bruce’s work, the artist uses bold contrasting colours to capture […]

10 Questions To Ask Yourself When Starting A Creative Business

This post originally appeared on Drawn Together Art Collective and is reproduced below with the author’s permission.  We recently read an interesting book on business which states that the most successful companies ask themselves questions about what service they will provide, rather than stating what they will do, when they launch. This encourages business owners to […]

The Art of the Civil Rights Movement

When thinking about the Civil Rights Movement it is often photography and news footage from this period that dominate our visual thinking. These images succinctly capture the brutality of the offences committed against protesters but also the unfaltering resilience and determination for equality. The power of such images has meant that art from this tumultuous […]

Artist of Week: Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie (born 1934) is PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’. Rose Wylie is a British artist who creates paintings depicting her daily encounters created from a variety of sources, from art history, cinema, comic books and the natural world to news, verbal anecdotes, celebrity stories and sport. Wylie often paints through the filter of […]