Rebecca Hunter

An Impressionist’s Guide to Holiday Destinations

No one knows how to travel better than the Impressionists! So why don’t we learnt from them and find the best holiday destinations from the people who spent their lives painting, travelling and drinking.. Paris Paris is the heart of Impressionism, many painters spent their time in Montemarte, making it become Paris’s area of culture, […]

Artists who dropped out of School

As the school year begins once again, here at PopUp Painting we got reminiscing about our School days; what we learnt there, what we didn’t.. We then went on to discuss different artists who dropped out of school or university, and how this actually was a huge factor in them becoming an artist. Pablo Picasso […]

Paintings of Wimbledon Tennis Championships

Wimbledon Tennis Championships has been gracing South West London since 1877. The first competition attracted 22 men to compete and a crowd of 200 watched. Spencer Gore won the first ever Wimbledon tournament. The 1880’s saw the competition develop with Men’s doubles and Ladies singles being introduced into the tournament. Maud Watson became the first […]

Great British Party Ideas

This June we have a cracking long weekend coming up all thanks to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and what better way to spend the weekend other than having a party? (Especially after two years of lockdowns)  Here’s some Great British Party ideas to get you in the spirit this bank holiday weekend. Host a Street […]

Musicians Who Paint

Glastonbury festival is back after three long years! This exciting news got us in the PopUp Painting Bar chatting about the common link between musical and visual artists. Many members of the most iconic bands studied at Art College before pursuing a career in music (think The Bealtes, Rolling Stones, Pulp..). These are a few […]

The Best Children’s Book Illustrators

International Children's Book Day is 2nd April, and we thought with so much artistic talent on our team, surely they have fond memories of children's books! So, here are some of the best Children's Book Illustrators (in our opinion anyway!). Sit back relax as these illustrations are sure to bring you that cosy nostalgia of [...]

What’s On April 2022

Welcome to our list of the best things to do April 2022 in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Manchester and Leeds. As always, our selection of curated events support small businesses or celebrate diversity! Don’t forget its Easter on Sunday 17th April. London All month -Breathe: 2022, Various Locations in Lewisham As Lewisham is the cultural borough […]

Inspiring Female Artists

This International Women’s Day we wanted to put the spotlight on to some of the world’s most inspiring women’s artists. Although we could go on all day – we’ve settled with just 5 inspiring females artists to tell you about. Frida Kahlo Born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón on 6 July 1907. Frida Kahlo […]

Charities to support this LGBT History Month

The UK LGBT+ History month is every February. It is an annual event to look at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and the history of gay rights. Schools OUT UK, is the founding organiser of LGBT+ History Month UK. The event came in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003. Schools […]

5 of the Best Things to do in York

York is a beautiful city, so rich in history – one could lose hours just wandering the cobbled streets, trialing the pubs and exploring all the unique shops but in addition to this, here are the top 5 things to do in Leeds. Go on a Ghost Tour With York being one of the most […]