#OnThisDay – Emmeline Pankhurst’s 151st Birthday
Today marks the 151st anniversary of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurt’s birth. Pankhurst was a dedicated campaigner for women’s right to vote. Via BBC History: Emmeline Goulden was born on 14 July 1858 in Manchester into a family with a tradition of radical politics. In 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer and supporter of […]
Congratulations to Germany for winning the World Cup!
Following Germany’s 7-1 triumph over Brazil, was it really a surprise that Germany won the final? How do you feel about Germany as Champions of the World? We’ve been seeing this image everywhere! Perhaps Angela Merkel would like a PopUp Painting event themed around this picture… PopUp Painting events are social painting experiences; making […]
Happy Independence Day!
In the run up to Independence Day this week, we’ve been celebrating American Art – from 1930s gothic style, to pop art, even to the dollar bill! PopUp Painting is a social painting, or ‘sip n’ paint’ business, an idea which comes from the US, so we love American holidays! To celebrate, we’re running a […]
#ComicBookWeek with PopUp Painting!
Comics are a fantastic source of popular art. With bright colours, bold edges, and text bubbles, comics have a really distinct style. Comics are also, despite their artistic quality, typically not aimed at fellow artists or art enthusiasts, and are (like PopUp Painting’s events!) accessible to everyone, regardless of their artistic ability. To start #ComicBookWeek, […]
This week with PopUp Painting…
Today is England’s first match (against Italy) in the World Cup following the Opening Ceremony on Thursday. To commemorate the World Cup, we chose a Brazilian artist, Tom Veiga, as our Artist of the Week. His work is described as “surf art” and is you can really see the colour and the shape of the […]
Van Gogh’s Starry Night meets London’s Skyline!
We discovered this fantastic image on Facebook, and it’s from What’s Up London? We have events themed around both Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Paint London! PopUp Painting events are social painting experiences, giving everybody the opportunity to unleash their creativity. One of the most creative things to do in London, our events […]
#ArtistOfTheWeek: Tom Veiga!
Our Artist Of The Week this week is Tom Veiga! Tom Veiga is a Brazilian artist whose work centres arounds waves and curves, and features vibrant colours. He has been involved with art projects in 5 continents and across 25 countries. Tom describes his style on his website as “a very Brazilian style, bringing joy […]
#ArtistOfTheWeek: Rebecca Hunter!
Our ArtistOfTheWeek this week is Rebecca Hunter. Rebecca was the first artist to join the PopUp Painting team, and now heads our operations in the South West in places such as Bromley, her home town. Rebecca’s area of specialisation is in impressionism, and is inspired by Leon Kossof and Frank Auerbach. We’ll be sharing Rebecca’s work […]
Happy birthday to Audrey Hepburn!
Today marks the 85th anniversary of the iconic Audrey Hepburn. Born in 1929 in Ixelles, Belgium, Hepburn became one of the most legendary stars of the 20th Century. Among her vast filmography, she is perhaps best known for her work in classics such as Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, and My Fair Lady. Hepburn is an […]
Our first event at Urban Meadow (Hyde Park/Bayswater)
Last night we ran our first event at Urban Meadow on Bayswater Road. The event was themed around David Hockney‘s The Arrival of Spring, and was facilitated by Hollie Slaughter, who guided our guests through the painting to create their own fantastic impressions! The original artwork by David Hockney stretches across 32 canvasses! PopUp […]
What do you think of the 2014 Brazilian FIFA World Cup logo?
What do you think of the 2014 Brazilian FIFA World Cup logo? A palm tree, or a face-palm? We’ll be running a series of Brazilian themed events to commemorate the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer, with artwork inspired by artist Tom Veiga!
Happy Easter from the PopUp Painting team! We hope you enjoy your chocolate eggs and time with your friends and family.