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Happy New Year from the PopUp Painting team! 2017 has been quite a year for us. We welcomed new members to the team, launched in new cities, and painted with more guests than ever before. Here are some highlights from the team. We ran more events than ever before - up 25% from 2016 In [...]
Artist Spotlight: 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 […]
PopUp Painting on the BBC News!
PS. Our dates for 2018 are up, if you want to have a go yourself! 😉
Artist of the Week: Charlotte Farmer
PopUp Painting’s artist of the week is Charlotte Farmer. Charlotte Farmer is a London based illustrator. The artist graduated in 2006 with an MA in communication design from Central St Martins and has been working as freelance illustrator ever since, combining this with making screen prints at Spike Print Studio, Bristol. The artist makes bold, […]
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, [...]
Artist Spotlight: Andreas Gursky
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Andreas Gursky. Andreas Gursky (b. 1955) is a German photographer. The artist is known for his large format colour photographs distinctive for their incisive and critical look at the effect of capitalism and globalisation on contemporary life. Gursky studied at the ‘Düsseldorf Kunstakademie’ in the early 1980s, at […]
Artist Spotlight: Shirazeh Houshiary
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Shirazeh Houshiary. Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian artist born in Shiraz, Iran in 1955. The artist moved to London in 1974 where she received a BA from Chelsea School of Art. Houshiary works and lives in London. Shirazeh Houshiary came to prominence in the 1980s as a sculptor, […]
Paint Pudsey! PopUp Painting fundraises for Children In Need
BBC Children In Need is one of the highlights of end of year television. We wouldn’t dream of running a fundraiser on the same night! But next Friday we’ll be at Urban Meadow, just north of Hyde Park, painting our very own Pudseys! The piece takes inspiration from our popular Banksy nights, and was put […]
‘Tis the season to get painting!
Now that we’re on the other side of Halloween the countdown to Christmas truly begins…It’s time to start having some festive fun! We’ve packed our events calendar with seasonal goodies just for you. We’ll be painting a vintage Art Deco Vogue cover, snowy London scenes by Gordon Bruce and Elizabeth Kennedy, our winter version of […]
Poppy events this November
November is upon us, and so our events calendar is taking another seasonal twist. Out are the ‘Bigger Splash’es and French Riviera scenes. In come the snowy London scenes (Gordon Bruce), Screams for Halloween (yesterday!) and the Christmas ‘Banksys’. Another staple of our calendar in November are Poppy themed events. We run these events in […]