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10 of the Most Beautiful Places in London

With Summer finally here, it’s time to get outside and explore 10 the most beautiful places in London. Primrose Hill Set on the Northern side of Regents Park, Primrose Hill has clear views of Central London. The affluent area is now home to many celebrities, so bring a picnic enjoy the views and see if […]

5 Things you didn’t know about Edward Hopper’s House by The Railroad, 1925

Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) is known as one of the most important American artists of the Twentieth century. Hopper’s paintings normally carry the theme of isolation and loneliness. Edward Hopper’s House by the Railroad depicts a grand but worn Victorian house fronted by tracks of a railroad. The tracks act as a barrier making […]

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 […]

Sonia Bernardo standin in front of two collages by Surya de Wit

The hidden treasure that is the E17 Art Trail

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past year, you will know that Walthamstow is the London Borough of Culture this year. Walthamstow is kinda a big deal right now. We have a lot going on! Right now there’s a huge creative festival happening in Walthamstow. You can step through the looking […]

My experience of London’s most famous life drawing model

Barrie Novell If you look through art history books you read about many muses and models who inspired countless artists. I used to think this only happened in the romanticised bohemian art history books, until last Friday when I read on Facebook that one of my favourite life models, Barrie Novell, had sadly passed away. [...]

Musicians Who Paint

With Glastonbury kickstarting the festival season this Month, here in the PopUp Painting office we got 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 that kept […]

The Best UK Festivals to go to this Summer

Is it? could it be? We think Summer is (finally) in the air! And that means it’s time to start booking in those festivals. Here at PopUp Painting we have made a list of the best UK festivals for you all to go to this summer. Camp Wildfire Camp Wildfire combines the thrill and fun […]

National Beer Day Interview: Seven Bro7hers Brewers

It’s National Beer Day on Saturday 15th June, and we thought we’d celebrate not only by cracking open a bottle of something chilled but by chatting to our favourite family run brewery, Seven Bro7hers. So, for those of those who don’t already know, why are you called Seven Bro7hers? We are called Seven Bro7hers Brewery […]

Chelsea Flower Show artist Spotlight

Chelsea Flower Show this year falls between Tuesday 21st May and Saturday 25th May. This vibrant exhibition of flowers and plants signals the beginning to every gardeners summer. The event takes place in the Royal Hospital Chelsea by the Royal Horticultural Society. To celebrate this annual event, we are looking at emerging artists who use […]

Six of the Best Date Spots in London

Hot date? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best date spots in London that are sure to impress. Frank’s Cafe, Peckham I’m afraid I am starting this blog with somewhere that is only open during the summer. Frank’s Cafe popped up on top of a carpark in South-East London in 2009 hosting […]