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Artist of the Week: Blu

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blu. Blu is is the pseudonym of an Italian street artist from Bologna. Blu has been a household name in street art since 1999. The artist initially started working using spray paint but as the artist’s style, career and the size of his artworks grew, he began to [...]

6 Non Romantic Paintings

There are really only two times a year you can really go 'Bah humbug!'. Christmas and Valentine's. We've just posted our 6 favourite romantic paintings. But plenty of paintings have nothing to do with romance, or are outright non-romantic. Here are our 6 favourite NON romantic paintings... ANTONIN ARTAUD - THE TOTEM Artaud's primary interest [...]

6 Most Romantic Paintings

Happy Valentine's Day! Whether you're already coupled up, looking for a new beau, or revelling in the joys of singlehood - Happy Valentine's Day! Around Valentine's our events take a decided turn toward Gustav Klimt and Jack Vettriano - but they're not the only paintings that scream romance. Here are our 6 most romantic paintings [...]

Pancakes and Painting!

Pancake day, is definitley one day to look forward to in the year. Funnily enough, pancakes have two things in common with PopUp Painting (stay with me on this one 😉). Firstly, Pancake day (or Shrove Tuesday) does not have a fixed date and quite often delightfully POPS UP and changes every year. But it’s not entirely random. Just […]

LGBT History Month: Celebrating LGBT Art

To celebrate LGBT History Month PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists of the movement. From Ancient Greece to the present day LGBT art has existed. It has been a tumultuous road for LGBT artists who have faced enduring issues such as censorship, discrimination and […]

Artist of the Week: Gustav Klimt

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Klimt was a 'Symbolist' painter and one of the most prominent members of the 'Vienna Secession Movement'. The artist’s style was not always progressive, his early works were academic in style. Klimt attended the ‘Vienna School of Arts and Crafts’, having trained as an [...]

Join the Team in London, Liverpool, Leeds

PopUp Painting is the leading ‘sip and paint’ business in the country, delivering over 40 events per month across London, Birmingham and Manchester. Wine glass in one hand and paint brush in the other, our events are about unleashing creativity with no experience needed. Recently featured by the BBC, we are expanding fast and need new […]

Artist of the Week: Jack Vettriano

  PopUp Painting has a simple aim: to bring art out of the classroom and the gallery and into the places where people meet on an everyday basis. Bringing social painting to London, we pop up in bars and restaurants right across London, Surrey and St. Albans. With public events, corporate events and private parties, and with themes from Banksy to Van […]

February is LGBT History Month

Today is the beginning of LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to promoting equality and diversity through increasing the visibility of LGBT people and their lives and history; and campaigning for better education, environments and welfare for LGBT people. Last year LGBT History Month focused on citizenship, and commemorated 50 years since the (partial) […]

Our 6 favourite illustrations from literature

This week is National Storytelling Week. It's a week running from 27 January - 3 February, and celebrates the tradition of "oral storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination." And we're all about unleashing creativity and creative imagination! It's a bit tricky to write about oral story telling - [...]

Artist of the Week: Amrita Sher-Gil

PopUp Painting's Artist of the Week is Amrita Sher-Gil! Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Indian Painter sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo. She is considered one of the most important painters of 20th century India, and her legacy stands on par with that of the Masters of the Bengal Renaissance. Much of her work was influenced by a strong feeling [...]