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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 [...]

Artist of the Week: Emily Snape

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Emily Snape. Emily is an illustrator who makes children's illustrations, illustrations for large companies, posters, story boards, cards, murals. Snape is graduate of Central St Martins and Bristol University and Kingston University. Emily creates work both digitally and traditionally and her practice spans across many [...]

Artist of the week: Horace Pippin

PopUp Painting's 'Artist of the Week' is Horace Pippin. Horace Pippin was a self-taught African-American painter who worked in a naive style. The injustice of slavery and American segregation feature prominently in many of his works. The artist was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Goshen, New York. Pippin served in the 369th infantry in Europe during [...]

The PopUp Painting Ethos

PopUp Painting's mission is to "bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places where people meet on an every day basis". We believe that with a little guidance and the right materials, everybody is capable of unleashing their creativity and creating something they can be proud of. And even if a [...]

Artist of the Week: Barbora Brezakova

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Barbora Brezakova. Barbora was born in Slovakia and is a graduate of Camberwell College of the Arts, UAL. Brezakova practice centres around painting and drawing.  One of artists main concerns is the intensity of  life experience and the investigation of its nature through the [...]

Artist of the Week: Ibrahim el-Salahi

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Sudanese artist Ibrahim el-Salahi. Born in Sudan in the 30's Ibrahim el-Salahi is considered a pioneer in Sudanese art and was a member of the "Khartoum School" (an international school in Sudan). He began studying art in the 50's in Sudan and subsequently moved to London to continue his education at [...]

Artist of the Week: Lisa O’Donnell

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp team member Lisa O’Donnell. Lisa O'Donnell is an Irish artist based in London. She studied her MA Fine Art at Central St.Martins and has a studio in North East London. O'Donnell's practice predominantly takes the from of painting however she sometimes makes work in other media including [...]

Wyland’s painting for tonight and his assistant

Cafe Terrace at Night & Neige the cat Wyland is the lead artist for tonight's Paint Van Gogh event at Brasserie Blanc on the Southbank. Here's his painting alongside his faithful assistant, Neige. So cute! Tweet