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Artist of the Week: Poppy Chancellor

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Poppy Chancellor. Poppy Chancellor is a London based illustrator and papercut artist. Chancellor creates delicate, bespoke and individually hand-cut paper designs for events, individual clients and brands. The artist completed her illustration degree at Kingston University before studying on The Drawing Year at The Prince's Drawing School (now [...]

PopUp Painting’s new home!

What better encapsulates a growing business than moving to a new, better office? Since our launch in 2013, we’ve painted with approximately 25,000 people. We’re now up to almost 60 events each month (across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds). And we’re now based in a location that helps us deliver all of that!   […]

100 Years of Voting: The Art of the Suffragettes

It is a century since women in the UK won the right to vote. A fraught and relentless campaign from the fearless suffragettes brought a sea-change to British politics and to celebrate, here at PopUp Painting HQ, we are looking at the art that helped in the fight for democratic parity. Much of the art […]

Black Friday Big Sale!

Our Black Friday big sale is here! 30% off. There’s an event for everyone. Manchester Paint Christmas Starry Night! Afternoon, Manchester, Saturday 15 December Paint Christmas Banksy! Manchester, Tuesday 18 December Paint Winter! Cheadle, Thursday 10 January Paint Starry Night! Manchester, Thursday 17 January Paint Starry Night over Manchester! Saturday 19 January Paint Manchester! Tuesday [...]

How to have the most creative Christmas ever

As we reach the shortest days of the year, there’s nothing better than spending the evenings inside your home, gathered near the tree spending time with your family. Why not make this Christmas even more special by bringing some creativity into your home. Here at PopUp Painting we’ve created a few ideas and tips to […]

10 Facts About Colour!

Colour plays a vital role in our world. Colour can inspire thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite! Explore the world of colour with these amazing facts! 1. Red and Yellow Stimulate Hunger! While blue suppresses hunger! 2. Red is the First [...]

Artist of the Week: Edvard Munch

PopUp Painting's  artist of the week is Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch is a Norwegian born, expressionist painter and printer. In the late 20th century he played a great role in German expressionism, namely because of the strong mental anguish that was displayed in many of the works he created. Only a few years after he was born, [...]

10 Traits That Define Impressionism!

Part of the Impressionist idea was to capture a split second of life, an ephemeral moment in time on the canvas: the impression. Lets look at a few more of the characteristics of Impressionism. 1. Bold Brush Strokes Thick short strokes of bright colour. This was to get a quick impression of the essence of the subject.  2. [...]

Black History Month: Britain’s (Hidden) Art History

October is Black History Month and here at PopUp Painting HQ we are marking the occasion by celebrating Black Art History. Upon delving deeper into British Black Art History we found, unfortunately, that there is little to celebrate about the history of Black Art in Britain. As the artist and activist Sonya Boyce puts it; […]

Artist of the Week: Mamma Andersson

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson (as the artist is better known) is a contemporary painter from Sweden. The artist studied at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm between 1986-1993. Mamma Andersson has a distinctive style of painting that juxtaposes thickly layered paint with loosely washed [...]