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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

Gordon Bruce is an artist from Aberdeen who specializes in oil paintings and watercolours. The artist studied Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art, part of Robert Gordon University. Colour is a very important element in Bruce’s work, the artist uses boldly contrasting colours to capture light and darkness in the scenes he paints. Gordon [...]

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 [...]

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 […]

Artist Spotlight: 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 [...]

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 [...]