PopUp Painting events are led by local artists who are experts not just in their trade, but in entertainment and organisational development. In addition, they are supported by a team with expertise in management, innovation and training. PopUp Painting’s team includes:
Chris Brophy, Non Exec Director – Chris is a commercial lawyer with a particular interest in solving problems for the third sector and the public sector. He worked at the Law Firm Capsticks, which is a specialist healthcare law firm, where he spent 24 years specialising in social business and working with charities and public sector organisations. He joins the PopUp Painting team to play a key role supporting our board.
Majella Dowdican, Artist – Majella manipulates the material qualities of objects so that they can represent ideas. From there they are installed in exhibition places so that they can take on a new dimension with audience engagment. In addition, Majella provides marketing support to PopUp Painting. You can view her website here.
Wyland Tondelier, Artist & Ops Lead – Wyland uses a range of mediums for his art – sketches, paintings, and even T-Shirt design! Wyland’s T-Shirts are designed with scissors – take a look here! He’s also a speed painter – doing live shows where he either cuts a shirt or paints a canvas with an audience!
George Dunkerton, Ops Lead – George has an art degree and a history of tea blending, with experience running a variety of tasting events in London. He is now working with a number of charities assisting on creative workshops for children & also organising artistic outlets for refugees. He believes in creativity being good for the mind, and a good cuppa (or glass of wine) doesn’t hurt either!
Annie Dalton, Artist & Marketing Manager – Annie loves to create art with all sorts of mediums from pencils to spray paint, though Watercolour is her favourite. Her work predominantly depicts animal related imagery interpreted with a healthy dose of subversive humour. See her work here.
Miguel Galue, Artist- Miguel was born in Venezuela and now lives in London. His main outputs are sketches and portraits. His artistic interests are in depicting people and places. We first discovered Miguel at one of our Corporate Events! You can see more of Miguel’s work here, Miguel Likes to Draw.
Anna Tveritinova, Artist & Marketing Support – Anna enjoys experimenting with different media on paper, wood and canvas to explore mood, ambiguity and potential narratives in ordinary places and situations. Her works begin with observation of the everyday and are later developed using memory, self reflection and personal experience. See her work here.
Surya de Wit, Artist – Wit is best known for her portraiture in which she incorporates a variety of unconventional materials with an aim to create a sense of tangibility to the audience. Her work is characterized by her vibrant melody of colours and materials that are used cohesively to create the atmosphere and portrait that she wants to depict. See her work here
Rosie Hill, Artist & Ops Lead – Rosie trained at Loughborough University as a sculptor, working predominantly with large scale multi Media sculptures and installations. She now runs her own Henna Tattoo and Wellbeing Events business, you can see her work here
Alexandra Unger, Artist & Ops Lead – Alexandra is a children’s book illustrator and portraitist working mostly with watercolours. She is Swedish but was raised in Italy and has been living in London since 2003. You can view her work on here.
Lawrence Crane, Artist – Lawrence is an Artist and Scenic Artist based in London. He uses a combination of tradition and contemporary methods working from both life and photography to find a story behind the subject the he works from. See his artwork here.
Sara Twomey, Artist – Sara is a self taught painter. After completing a Degree in Fine Art she taught in East London Uni and Colleges teaching Art in the Pupil Referral Units for kids with challenging behaviour. She also worked at Science Ltd as an artist-fabricator and was the studio assistant manager to the artist Damien Hirst. These experiences helped her greatly in developing her own practice as an artist!
Renata Fernandez Zarauza, Artist & Ops Lead – Painting, drawing, sculpture and installation are Fernandez main means of artistic expressions. Fernandez has experience as an art tutor in different media and at all levels. For her, to afford others the opportunity of making, whatever brief or small, it’s very crucial for general well-being. In that sense, Fernandez it’s very happy to be part of the PopUp Painting team. See her work here
Chris A Engleheart Gray, Artist & Ops Lead – Christ studied at Falmouth School of Art & went onto study traditional drawing and painting in London, specialising in portraits, figures and landscapes. Chris has: won multiple awards including the “One to watch” Young artist of year at the Federation of Britists Futures show, the John Purcell paper award and the runner up Young Artist of the year. He ha competed in the television program ‘Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year’. See Chris’s work here.
Benedetta Fittipaldi, Artist and Ops Lead – Benedetta is an Expressionist Painter and 2D Animator Director originally from Italy based in London. Moved by her fascination for colour compositions and Storytelling. She creates works both abstract and figurative of vibrant, saturated hues, using a mix of media including acrylics, charcoal, spray, oil pastels on canvas and paper. See her work here
Hollie Slaughter, Artist & Ops Lead – Hollie is an artist and art teacher based in London. She first worked for PopUp Painting in 2014 and left London for a few years but has since returned to join the team again! She is passionate about inspiring the young, old (and everyone in between) to make art and believes everyone is an artist! Hollie considers herself a painter but also dabbles in printmaking, drawing, collage, and sculpture.
Jess Cheetham, Artist – Jess is a North London mixed media artist who specialises in body painting for performance, transforming the body into ‘living art’ becoming something the audience can interact with. Also an abstract intuitive painter, acrylic on canvas; the relationship between music, performance and art is at the core of her process.
Sue Guthrie, Operational lead – Sue became an artist through a lack of imagination – she couldn’t see herself doing anything else! She creates work to commission for commercial and healthcare settings. She works mostly with acrylics and also enjoys running workshops and sharing her enthusiasm with the next generation.
Rob Conway, Artist – As an illustrator, Rob has produced work for national magazines, as well as design for costume, theater and books. In recent years work has moved into art education, working with a number of art galleries and schools both nationwide and internationally in the hope of creating the next generation of artists.
Lynsey Reilly, Artist – Lynsey studied Fine Art at university and continued to gain painting skills while working as a Scenic Artist for many years. She is now a Mural Artist and also paints bespoke artwork for weddings and events. You might have also seen her work across the UK on public art trails. See her work here.
Jalieka Campbell, Path Manager – Jalieka is an Artist, her primary mediums being acrylic and oil paint. Her artworks are, often inspired by her own experiences, and aim to inspire joy, spirituality & reflectivity. You can see her work here. With a degree in Fashion Design & specialized skills in events that center fashion and the arts, she’s produced & co-organized events worldwide.
Sophie Toland, Ops Lead & Event Manager – Sophie is an actor and producer based in Manchester. Passionate about visual as well as performing arts, she frequently paints & sketches in her spare time, and also works as a freelance graphic designer. She can often be found knitting or crocheting something small and cute!
Michelle Shore, Artist – Michelle loves drawing and fine line ink is her specialism, although she also works in other mediums like charcoal, pastel and paint. She gets her ideas from stories, songs, nature and animals, inspired by the Peak District where she lives. Find out more here.
Toubie Jack, Artist – A South African born mural artist who has lived in Manchester for the past nine years and has enjoyed making it her business to deliver art sessions to children. Toubie enjoys finding new ways for children to have fun with paint. Her emphasis being on exploration and experimentation. See Toubie’s work here
Daniella Archer, Ops Lead – Dani’s background is in Performing Arts. No stranger to the stage, Dani has worked on cruise ships, hotels and theatres globally. Alongside performing she has always worked in events with musicians, DJs and artists across Manchester. She looks forward to working with the best creatives Manchester has to offer!
Ruthe Clayden, Artist – Ruth is true Yorkshire lass. Trained in Manchester as a print-maker, but is now working in a children’s nursery and is Browine guide leader. She loves inspiring children though art and the great outdoors. She also has a small face painting business and enjoys making art that is thought provoking and has a message of change.
Emily Jayne Cant, Patch Manager – Emily’s art is inspired by the magic of the natural world. She creates vibrant and bright mural-style installations and paintings. The art pieces are designed to be beautiful and colourful, but with a wistful element that spreads a message about conservation. She uses a mixture of traditional oil paints and digital technology to create something special. Emily’s work has previously been commissioned by Chester Zoo, House of Hackney and Invisible Dust. See her work here.
Emily Carrington Freeman, Artist – Emily is a practising artist specialising in drawing. Her research interests include image/text relationships and lines of all sizes. She is currently based in Oxford, where she completed her undergraduate and master’s studies in Fine Art (BFA) and the History of Art and Visual Culture (MSt).
Eloise Green, Artist & Patch Manager – Artist and musician based in Liverpool. Eloise studied fine art and darkroom photography and has a BMus in music. Eloise is currently focusing on painting collages with portrait/figure photography and songwriting. Placing herself as the subject matter, Eloise’s work explores the passage of time in which she expresses her world and thoughts onto canvas and song.
Gabby Gilmore, Artist – Gabby is an artist and creative producer based in Cambridge. She creates temporary installations responding to particular places, using anything from clay to gazebos. The ideas behind her work come from psychology, politics, and ritual, and projects often include workshops and performances. See her work here
Jenna M Asker, Artist & Patch Manager – Originally from California and an artist for a lot of reasons. She won her first visual arts competition at the age of 5, was placed in local and state competitions as a teen and as an adult has had works displayed both publicly and privately in North America, Europe and the U.k. Jenna’s work can be found here