PopUp Painting

Isolation Dating Terms

There’s a lot of modern dating terms floating around out there…we’ve all heard of ghosting, cuffing and bread crumbing, right? But isolation and social distancing has put a whole new spin on things! Here is a list of just a few of the modern dating trends emerging from lockdown… ADAPTING: Finding new ways to get […]

Artist Spotlight: Laura Macdonald

Laura is an artist and trained actress and performer from Cornwall. Laura is a commission based artist, working mostly in acrylic on canvas. She enjoys experimenting with different mediums from watercolour and Biro, to sketching freehand on a sewing machine! She is also a self- taught face-painter. Laura paints a range of subjects from still […]

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Sales

Andrew has studied art extensively, completing both a foundation diploma degree and a Bachelors degree in Fine art After graduating Andrew moved to Leeds to continue to make work and exhibit. He has exhibited extensively around Leeds, but also in London, Newcastle, Loughborough and Leicester. He completed his MA in creative practice at Leeds Arts [...]

Artist Spotlight: Alexandra Unger

Alex is a children's book illustrator working mostly with watercolour                         This is a fairly recent shift she has taken, after working 15 years in the fine arts field using performance, sculpture, body cast, oil painting and video as a means of expression. Having gained [...]

Artist Spotlight: Wyland Tondelier

Wyland is a French national artist and a fashion designer.   His artistic experience as more than 25 years on stage for fashion and TV shows and he worked with different audiences and different ages. He has exhibited his painting around the world and his work is abroad and in the UK in private collections.   He likes […]

Sonia Bernardo standin in front of two collages by Surya de Wit

The hidden treasure that is the E17 Art Trail

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past year, you will know that Walthamstow is the London Borough of Culture this year. Walthamstow is kinda a big deal right now. We have a lot going on! Right now there’s a huge creative festival happening in Walthamstow. You can step through the looking […]

My experience of London’s most famous life drawing model

Barrie Novell If you look through art history books you read about many muses and models who inspired countless artists. I used to think this only happened in the romanticised bohemian art history books, until last Friday when I read on Facebook that one of my favourite life models, Barrie Novell, had sadly passed away. [...]

8 shades of purple!

Associated with royalty and rarely seen in nature; it has a supernatural and mystical aura! Here are eight shades of purple! 1. Violet 2. Plum 3. Mauve 4. Lilac 5. Violet 6. Fuschia 7. Magenta 8. Amethyst Which Purple will you use at your next Pop Up Painting session..? We can't wait to see you [...]

Artist Spotlight: 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 Spotlight: 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 [...]