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World Braille day is celebrated on 4th January every year as this is the birthday of Louis Braille. Louis Braille was born in France in 1809 and became blind after an accident when he was young. At the age of 15 he developed a system to help him read which we now know today as [...]
5 New Year’s Resolutions for a more creative 2019
How to have a more creative 2019 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 2019. 1. Start small - A doodle a day Not everything you do needs to be the equivalent of painting the [...]
Artist of the Week: Gordon Bruce
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Gordon Bruce. Gordon Bruce is an artist from Aberdeen who specializes in oil paintings 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 [...]
Artist of the Week: Poppy Chancellor
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Poppy Chancellor. Poppy Chancellor is a London based illustrator and papercut artist. Chancellor creates delicate, bespoke and individually hand-cut paper designs for events, individual clients and brands. The artist completed her illustration degree at Kingston University before studying on The Drawing Year at The Prince's Drawing School (now [...]
PopUp Painting’s new home!
What better encapsulates a growing business than moving to a new, better office? Since our launch in 2013, we’ve painted with approximately 25,000 people. We’re now up to almost 60 events each month (across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds). And we’re now based in a location that helps us deliver all of that! […]
100 Years of Voting: The Art of the Suffragettes
It is a century since women in the UK won the right to vote. A fraught and relentless campaign from the fearless suffragettes brought a sea-change to British politics and to celebrate, here at PopUp Painting HQ, we are looking at the art that helped in the fight for democratic parity. Much of the art […]
How to have the most creative Christmas ever
As we reach the shortest days of the year, there’s nothing better than spending the evenings inside your home, gathered near the tree spending time with your family. Why not make this Christmas even more special by bringing some creativity into your home. Here at PopUp Painting we’ve created a few ideas and tips to […]
Artist of the Week: Kazmir Malevich
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Kazmir Malevich. Kazmir Malevich (1878 – 1935) was a Russian painter, founder of the Suprematist movement and a pioneer of geometric abstraction. The artist studied at the ‘Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture’. Malevich lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in the twentieth [...]
Get Featured in our Artist Spotlight
Every month we will be looking for emerging artists who represent a certain theme or holiday through their creations. We will be releasing these blogs every month and promoting the featured artists on our social media channels. Please keep checking back to see if any of upcoming themes suit your artwork. August Artist Spotlight – […]
10 Facts About Colour!
Colour plays a vital role in our world. Colour can inspire thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite! Explore the world of colour with these amazing facts! 1. Red and Yellow Stimulate Hunger! While blue suppresses hunger! 2. Red is the First [...]