2019

Artist Spotlight: Valentine’s Day

  Valentines Day originated as a Western feasting day celebrating the Saint, Valentinus. It then developed it’s association with the romantic love in the circle of 14thCentury English Poet and Writer, Geoffrey Chaucer and is now seen as a commercial romantic holiday.  For this artist spotlight, we wanted to hear from artists depicting love in […]

Happy LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to the celebration and recognition of LGBT people throughout history – a community which has often been invisible or marginalised in the mainstream. For example: did you know that it was only in 1967 that “homosexual acts” between men were decriminalised? And that it wasn’t until […]

Artist Spotlight: Chinese New Year

This year, Chinese New Year is Tuesday 5thFebruary. The national holiday is dictated by the lunar cycle and thus falls on a different date every year. In China it is referred to as Chunjie or The Spring Festival as it marks the end of the coldest days. To celebrate Chinese New Year we are dedicating […]

Our New Year Resolutions

Welcome to the New Year everyone! (Can we still say this?) We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and the first month of 2019 has served you well. The question on everyones lips is, have you managed to keep to your New Year Resolutions? If you haven’t actually made any this year we thought we’d […]

Burns Day Artist Spotlight

Burns supper is an annual celebration of the life of Scottish poet, Robert Burns who’s work is wildly celebrated and known across the world. His poem and song, Auld Lang Syne is probably his most famous piece along with Scots Wha Have which was the unofficial national Anthem of Scotland for many years. Burns Night started […]

What can creativity do for our mental health?

Blue Monday is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. Based on a campaign from 2005, the idea is that people are most likely to feel their most unhappy on one of the last Mondays of January. Whatever the credibility of this campaign, Blue Monday has taken on significance as a day […]

6 Benefits of Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity is no longer a side dish for businesses; indeed there are an increasing amount of studies that have found whatever the vocation of the company, introducing creativity into the workplace has a number of benefits. Our main ethos here at PopUp Painting is making creativity accessible to everyone, no matter their experience or ability. We’ve made a list of […]