Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight: Ruth Clayden

Ruth Clayden is an artist, living and working in Leeds. Ruth Clayden is an artist and crafter. Her paintings come in a range of different styles from expressive landscapes to scented abstracts! Clayden’s art has a sense of fun and vibrancy which makes it very unique. To see more examples of Ruth Clayden’s work, please […]

Artist Spotlight: Olga Wisinger-Florian

Olga Wisinger-Florian was an Austrian Painter of Landscapes and Flower Still Life. Olga Wisinger-Florian was born and lived her whole life in Vienna. Wisinger-Florian started painting at aged 19, but was not happy with her progress so turned her focus to piano. It was only at age 30, after having to retire from piano due […]

Artist Spotlight: Natalie Rose

Natalie Rose is an artist based in Manchester. Before I could walk or talk, I drew. I drew everything and anything, what was in front of me or whatever was in my head. Art was by far my favourite subject, hobby and without realising I integrated it into every part of my life, even though […]

Artist Spotlight: Laura Macdonald

Laura is an artist and trained actress and performer from Cornwall. Laura is a commission based artist, working mostly in acrylic on canvas. She enjoys experimenting with different mediums from watercolour and Biro, to sketching freehand on a sewing machine! She is also a self- taught face-painter. Laura paints a range of subjects from still […]

Artist Spotlight: Alexandra Unger

Alex is a children's book illustrator working mostly with watercolour                         This is a fairly recent shift she has taken, after working 15 years in the fine arts field using performance, sculpture, body cast, oil painting and video as a means of expression. Having gained [...]

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 […]

World Book Day Artist Spotlight

World Book Day here in the UK is celebrated on the first Thursday of March. This is a nationwide push to encourage children to read more. On this day you can see tons of school children travelling to school dressed up as their favourite book character. Here at PopUp Painting we wanted to explore artist’s […]

Burns Day Artist Spotlight

Burns supper is an annual celebration of the life of Scottish poet, Robert Burns who’s work is wildly celebrated and known across the world. His poem and song, Auld Lang Syne is probably his most famous piece along with Scots Wha Have which was the unofficial national Anthem of Scotland for many years. Burns Night started […]

World Braille Day Artist Spotlight

World Braille day is celebrated on 4th January every year as this is the birthday of Louis Braille. Louis Braille was born in France in 1809 and became blind after an accident when he was young. At the age of 15 he developed a system to help him read which we now know today as [...]