PopUp Painting

Help Kieran raise money for King’s College Hospital

PopUp Painting team member and artist Kieran Loftus is completing a year-long challenge to raise funds for King’s College Hospital. Kieran suffers from an auto-immune disease of the bile ducts which affects his liver and blood stream, causing fatigue, jaundice and general ill health. It will eventually result in him needing a liver transplant. When his […]

Artist of the Week: Yayoi Kusuma

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusuma. Kusuma, born in Matsumoto City, Japan, first studied painting in Kyoto in 1929. Soon after, frustrated by the lack of diversity of Japanese art, the artist moved to New York City and by the mid 60’s had become one of the most [...]

Artist of the Week: Quin Sweetman

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Quin Sweetman. Quin Sweetman is an American artist based in Portland, Oregon. Sweetman uses predominantly drawing, photography and paint to create her figurative works. The artist aims to create a sense of energy in her work; her colourful palette and energetic brushstrokes certainly evoke a sense of vibrancy. The [...]

Artist of the Week: Leonora Carrington

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Leonora Carrington. Leonora Carrington was an English-born Surrealist painter and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington established a distinctive take on Surrealism, working alongside other key members [...]

Artist of the Week: Richard Diebenkorn

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was an American painter whose work was associated with the 'abstract expressionist' movement. Diebenkorn's practice initially embraced abstraction, in particular abstract landscapes, before making what was a surprising change of direction to figuration in the mid-1950s, which would persist until the mid 1960s. The artist [...]

Artist of the Week: Kieran Loftus

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Kieran Loftus. Kieran Loftus is a London based artist and illustrator. Kieran's work focuses on imagery taken from nature and wildlife. The artist uses predominantly pencil and watercolours to create his figurative works. Kieran is a graduate from Chelsea College of Art. The artist is [...]

Artist of the Week: Peter Doig

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Peter Doig. Peter Doig is a Scottish painter, who is regarded as one of the most renowned living figurative painters. The artist was born in Edinburgh in 1959, however much of his childhood was spent in Canada and Trinidad. Doig creates figurative paintings that depict recognisable imagery such as buildings [...]

Artist of the Week: Michael Craig-Martin

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Michael Craig-Martin. Michael Craig-Martin is a painter and sculptor who was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. During his time at Yale, the artist focused his work predominantly on sculpture, with Minimalism and artists such a Donald [...]

Artist of the Week: Debra Collis

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Debra Collis. Debra Collis is an artist based in London. Collis' work follows a figurative tradition - making predominantly observational works. Drawing from life, including the figure and portraiture, is common practice in the artists work. Collis uses a variety of mixed media from ink, [...]

Artist of the Week: Emily Snape

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Emily Snape. Emily is an illustrator who makes children's illustrations, illustrations for large companies, posters, story boards, cards, murals. Snape is graduate of Central St Martins and Bristol University and Kingston University. Emily creates work both digitally and traditionally and her practice spans across many [...]