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Artist of the Week: Michelle Shore

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Michelle Shore. Michelle Shore is an artist based in The Peak District, who works as part of the Manchester PopUp Painting team. The artist specialises in ink drawings, however she also uses charcoal, pastel and paint to create her work. Michelle is [...]

10 things around the house you can paint with!

So you've run out of paint, want to add texture or simply want to stretch your creativity! Did you know you could paint with these items that are sitting around your house? 1. Coffee See how to make a coffee painting here!  2. Food Colouring on Bread! You can eat this one too! 3. Nail Varnish Make a marble [...]

Artist of the Week: Edvard Munch

PopUp Painting's  artist of the week is Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch is a Norwegian born, expressionist painter and printer. In the late 20th century he played a great role in German expressionism, namely because of the strong mental anguish that was displayed in many of the works he created. Only a few years after he was born, [...]

10 Traits That Define Impressionism!

Part of the Impressionist idea was to capture a split second of life, an ephemeral moment in time on the canvas: the impression. Lets look at a few more of the characteristics of Impressionism. 1. Bold Brush Strokes Thick short strokes of bright colour. This was to get a quick impression of the essence of the subject.  2. [...]

Black History Month: Britain’s (Hidden) Art History

October is Black History Month and here at PopUp Painting HQ we are marking the occasion by celebrating Black Art History. Upon delving deeper into British Black Art History we found, unfortunately, that there is little to celebrate about the history of Black Art in Britain. As the artist and activist Sonya Boyce puts it; […]

Artist of the Week: Olek

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is street artist Olek. Olek is a Polish born, New York based street artist who is known for her crocheted interventions of public spaces. The artist combines punk zeal, pop imagery and political messages in her pieces. Olek herself comments that through her work she wants to ‘bring color and [...]

Artist of the Week: Mamma Andersson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson (as the artist is better known) is a contemporary painter from Sweden. The artist studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm between 1986-1993. Mamma Andersson has a distinctive style of painting that juxtaposes thickly layered paint with loosely washed [...]

Inktober 2018!

Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Jake Parker created Inktober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on […]

Sketch for Survival 2018!

The ‘Sketch for Survival’ auction is live! The project is part of the Explorers against Extinction campaign to protect endangered species worldwide. Paintings and sketches have all been donated by leading wildlife artists, celebrities and others in the public eye, coming together to make a stand against species extinction. The exhibition has over 400 original artworks from over […]

Help us bring PopUp Painting to Scotland

PopUp Painting is the leading ‘sip and paint’ business in the country, delivering close to 60 events a month across the UK. Now established across London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds - we are now looking to expand into Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our mission is to Unleash Creativity, and to bring art out of the [...]