April 2018

Artist of the Week: Mona Hatoum

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Mona Hatoum. Hatoum is an artist born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, who now works and lives between Berlin and London. Hatoum works in a diverse range of media, including installation, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. The artist creates her work in a style that references [...]

Autism Awareness Month: Featured Artist

April is Autism Awareness Month. Here at PopUp Painting we are celebrating the work of the artist Stephen Wiltshire, a London based artist with Autism. Stephen Wiltshire is known for his detailed depictions in paint and pencil of landscapes. The artist has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having […]

PopUp Painting Birthday Party!

Last Monday we celebrated our 5th Birthday at one of our longest running venue partners. Since 2013, PopUp Painting has been coming to bars and restaurants in London and beyond and helping people to unleash their creativity. We are all very proud of what we have achieved in this time and celebrated this milestone at [...]

Artist of the week: Robert Rauschenberg

Pop Up Painting's 'artist of the week' is Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was an American painter and sculptor, who also worked in print, photography and performance art. Rauschenberg bridged the gaps between Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art. He was most well known for his 'Combines', in which Rauschenberg used non traditional materials and objects to [...]

Artist of the Week: Banksy!

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Banksy! Banksy is a 'Bristolian' artist, political activist, film director, and painter. The graffiti artist is famed for his satirical street artworks which he creates using stencils. His works combine dark humour with political and social commentary. Many local councils in the UK protect them with a perspex covering [...]

“People are hungry for creative playtime” — 5 years of PopUp Painting

On 12 April 2018 PopUp Painting will mark 5 years since its launch. In that time the company, which runs ‘social painting and wine’ events, has painted with over 17,000 guests across more than 1,000 events. The company operates across London, Birmingham and Manchester, with upcoming launches in Liverpool and Leeds. PopUp Painting was launched […]

10 Things You Can Only Do In Spring!

Olaf Has The Right Idea GIF from Olaf GIFs After an unusually cold and long winter it finally feels like Spring is in full swing. The birds are singing, the buds are blooming and the sun is shining (occasionally, it's still England after all). Join us in welcoming in the new season with 10 things [...]

Artist of the Week: Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor and print maker who spent most of his adult life in France. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. His style [...]

15 Tastiest Pieces of Art!

Food art glorious food art! Food and art are some of our favourite things here at PopUp Painting! Here our some of our favourite pieces of art which are either made of food or depict food. You'll be raiding the fridge by the end of it... 1. Veggie Heart Collage by Julie's Kitchen Julie Lee creates [...]