Tags: creativity

PopUp Painting Delivers Thousandth Event

Now in our fifth year of trading, PopUp Painting has recently passed its thousandth event. Launched in April 2013, PopUp Painting delivers ‘social painting and wine’ events in bars, restaurants and workplaces across London, Birmingham and Manchester. Aimed at non-artists, we invite guests to ‘unleash their creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artist of the Week: Elizabeth Kennedy

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Elizabeth Kennedy. Elizabeth Kennedy is a London based artist who graduated from The University of Birmingham with a Creative Arts BA (Hons) in 2003. The artist works predominantly in painting, working with acrylics, oils and watercolours. Kennedy’s paintings are figurative works, which [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a more creative 2018

How to have a more creative 2018 You don't quite have to go the full 'New Year, new me' this New Year. We've got 5 (relatively simple) resolutions to give you a more creative 2018. 1. Start small - A doodle a day                 Not everything you do [...]

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 […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

  As a company all about themed painting events, it shouldn't be a surprise that we absolutely love Christmas. We've got a calendar bursting with festive spirit, and the Christmas playlists are on in the office! We've still got a couple of 'conventional' pieces (such as Starry Night in Angel on 6 December) on the calendar, [...]