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My Role as a PopUp Painting Facilitator

Hey there! I’m Annie and I am an artist living in this wonderful city we call London. I am also a PopUp Painting facilitator (one of a team of eight artists). As artist facilitators we are responsible for guiding through your paintings and making sure you have a memorable creative experience.  The best tip I […]

Artist of the Week: Quin Sweetman

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Quin Sweetman. Quin Sweetman is an American artist based in Portland, Oregon. Sweetman uses predominantly drawing, photography and paint to create her figurative works. The artist aims to create a sense of energy in her work; her colourful palette and energetic brushstrokes certainly evoke a sense of vibrancy. The [...]

The best ways to book your PopUp Painting event!

Goodbye 2015! If you didn't make it to a PopUp Painting event last year, have no fear -  January is here! New year, new month, new you. January may scream stay in where it is warm and cosy with your blanket, cat and a hot drink. But somewhere in the world January is the warmest month; [...]

Artist of the Week: Leonora Carrington

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Leonora Carrington. Leonora Carrington was an English-born Surrealist painter and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington established a distinctive take on Surrealism, working alongside other key members [...]

Latest news & upcoming January events!

2016 began with two fantastic sell-out events! On Thursday 8th we were at The Red Lemon, Notting Hill to paint Starry Night Over London (see here) and on Friday 9th we were at Urban Meadow (Bayswater) to paint Picasso’s ‘Jeune Fille Endormie’ (see here). Thanks to our guests for joining us and getting us off to […]

Artist of the Week: Richard Diebenkorn

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was an American painter whose work was associated with the 'abstract expressionist' movement. Diebenkorn's practice initially embraced abstraction, in particular abstract landscapes, before making what was a surprising change of direction to figuration in the mid-1950s, which would persist until the mid 1960s. The artist [...]

Happy New Year from PopUp Painting!

We hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a Happy New Year! 2015 was a very busy year for PopUp Painting. This year we’ve painted with over 3000 guests (up almost a thousand on 2014!) across almost 200 events. We’ve been partnered with venues right across London, and have popped up around the country […]

Artist of the Week: Kieran Loftus

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Kieran Loftus. Kieran Loftus is a London based artist and illustrator. Kieran's work focuses on imagery taken from nature and wildlife. The artist uses predominantly pencil and watercolours to create his figurative works. Kieran is a graduate from Chelsea College of Art. The artist is [...]

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 [...]