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PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist David Shrigley. (b. 1968) David Shrigley is best known for his distinctive drawing style and ‘tongue and cheek’ works that pass comment on everyday situations and human interactions. His satirical drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and amateur in their appearance. While [...]
Artist of the week: Roy Lichtenstein
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein (born 1923) is an American Pop artist from New York. Lichtenstein was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the second half of the twentieth century. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, among others, he became a leading [...]
National Look-alike Day!
Yes this does exist, April 20th to be precise! There are millions and millions of people in the world, and there are always going to be people who resemble us in some way or another. As far as finding them goes, that may be impossible. The population is too big. So our closest best bet […]
Artist of the Week: Barbara Veena Scialó
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Barbara Veena Scialó. Barbara Veena Scialó was born in Austria, but lives and works in London. The artist works predominantly in painting and textiles. Much of the artist’s work depicts scenes inspired by nature. The artist herself notes: ‘My work is a [...]
Interview with Phyllissa Shelton on PopUp Painting’s Third Birthday!
PopUp Painting turns three. I put forward a few questions to Phyllissa Shelton, Managing Director of PopUp Painting. From being one of the first business managers in the NHS, a hospital board director, and a leader in transformation across healthcare, ultimately making her way to today: Popping up across bars and restaurants in London for exciting [...]
Artist Spotlight: Blu
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blu. Blu is is the pseudonym of an Italian street artist from Bologna. Blu has been a household name in street art since 1999. The artist initially started working using spray paint but as the artist’s style, career and the size of his artworks grew, he began to [...]
What is Pop Art?
PopUp Painting events are art entertainment experiences, giving people the opportunity to try something new and unleash their creative energy in an informal and friendly environment. We use popular and iconic pieces of artwork as inspiration for our evenings of painting and wine. All of our events are carefully considered to offer the perfect themed […]
Events in Camden and Notting Hill you won’t want to miss!
The clocks have gone forward and the evenings are staying brighter, giving you even more reason to go out in the evening. How about enjoying your British Summer Time with a PopUp Painting event in Camden or Notting Hill? Coming up, we have a bright and colourful new modern artist for you to be inspired by. […]
Artist of the Week: Sonia Delauney
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Sonia Delauney. Sonia Delauney is a Ukrainian born painter and designer, who spent most of her life living and working in Paris. The artist was known for being one of the founding members of the ‘Orphism’ movement, a movement that used strong, bold colours and geometric shapes. Sonia [...]
PopUp Painting’s colours!
We’ve all seen that Skittles advert right?… ‘Grab the rainbow, taste the rainbow.’ You won’t be tasting any rainbows of paint at PopUp Painting, not matter how scrumptious the paint looks on your palette (although it’s not toxic!). Grabbing the rainbow won’t happen either, sorry! Do you know how full your palette would be if we handed […]