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5 top tips for your PopUp Painting night!

1.Come along. You've booked yourself a fantastic night out, where the only decree is to bring your imagination and have fun. We supply you with painting aprons so the pressure is off! Dress to impress or wear your rags. 2.Be Thirsty. If  you're thinking about downing a few before your event, no need, we have got [...]

Artist of the Week: Peter Doig

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Peter Doig. Peter Doig is a Scottish painter, who is regarded as one of the most renowned living figurative painters. The artist was born in Edinburgh in 1959, however much of his childhood was spent in Canada and Trinidad. Doig creates figurative paintings that depict recognisable imagery such as buildings [...]

Artist of the Week: Michael Craig-Martin

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Michael Craig-Martin. Michael Craig-Martin is a painter and sculptor who was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. During his time at Yale, the artist focused his work predominantly on sculpture, with Minimalism and artists such a Donald [...]

Transgender Artists you should know about

This week is Transgender Awareness Week. Here are 7 trans artists we think you should know about. Transgender Awareness Week aims to raise visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues faced by the community, and culminates in the Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November). Over the past few months, we have tried to make [...]

Help us fundraise for Help For Heroes!

Our November 2015 Poppy Season is now well underway. We've currently run 4 out of 11 planned events (you can book for the other 7 here) and we're just over a third of the way towards our target! Last year we managed to raise a total of £200 for Help For Heroes. Our goal this [...]

Don’t miss out on our London Poppies events!

Unleash your creativity, drink wine, and help fundraise for Help For Heroes! The coming week sees poppy season get into full swing, both nationally and in terms of our events calendar. At our poppies events, £5 of every ticket sale is donated to Help For Heroes. 2015 will be the second year we've ran this [...]
Let your colours burst: Paint fireworks over London!

Let your colours burst: Paint fireworks over London!

One of the most colourful and beautiful holidays of the year is nearly here – Fireworks night! We know that being in the cold watching isn’t everybody’s cup of tea, so why not join us at one of our Fireworks over London events? Drink wine, listen to some great tunes, and unleash your inner artist! […]

This week with PopUp Painting

This week we have run 6 events, with another one coming up on the Southbank tonight. We've been all the way from Wimbledon to Bromley, painting Munchs, Van Goghs and even Mona Lisas! In the spirit of Halloween, we were at The Shortlands Tavern, Bromley, on Monday for a night inspired by Munch's 'Forest'. This [...]

The 12 best Halloween songs

Halloween is fast approaching. While some people only have their costumes to worry about, some are probably also scrambling around to create their Halloween playlists! We can’t really help with the first problem, but we’re pros at playlists. All of our events are themed with music, and these are some of our favourite Halloween Songs from […]

Artist of the Week: Debra Collis

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Debra Collis. Debra Collis is an artist based in London. Collis' work follows a figurative tradition - making predominantly observational works. Drawing from life, including the figure and portraiture, is common practice in the artists work. Collis uses a variety of mixed media from ink, [...]