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.
Elizabeth Kennedy, Artist & Events manger/ Operational Lead – Lizzie’s work mainly focuses on her visual arts practice, working in acrylics, oils, watercolours and photography. She also works on cross media projects and collaborations between different art forms to create art that is accessible to a diverse range of people.
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.
Charlotte Ellinas, Artist – Charlotte has been drawing and painting her entire life. She mostly creates portraits of her favourite public figures using a variety of different media. She brings a strong sense of lively fun to her work.
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
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.
Anastasia Russa, Artist – Born in Moscow, based in London. Anastasia studied Monumental painting in Moscow & Fine Art in University of the Arts London. She participates in different solo and group exhibitions in both countries, and is the winner of the Portobello Wall Art Project London 2018. Find more 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.
Alexandra Chernaya, Ops Lead & Artist – Alex is an artist and curator. She makes up half of the artist collective Fertile Grounds. She specialises in research, art events, installation work (video, sculpture, writing) and performance. She delves into topics usually left to specialist research and science. She believes that art teaches people to see anew and helps humans better attune, adapt and move through the world. Find more information here.
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
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
Ellie James, Artist & Ops Lead – Having trained at Goldsmiths University I discovered l love of colour in painting. With an emphasis on shape and repetition in my art, my paintings and installations often have an almost psychedelic effect. I work in cocktail party bars and am happiest with a paintbrush in one hand and a margarita in the other.
Lauren Blackburne-Tinker, Operational Lead – An Events Professional generally specialising in operational roles at outdoor events. Lauren is inspired by shows and events she helps to curate and the creativity of the participants and customers that visit them. She is excited about how events are developing and can’t wait to see what is next and hopefully, be part of it!
Sali-Wyn Ryan, Ops Lead – Sali is a professional musician and is a violinist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She also runs her own events company, ‘Classical PopUps’, which takes talented musicians into unusual venues. She has many years experience, as both a performer and events collaborator and is very excited to join the fabulous PopUp Painting team.
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.
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!
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.
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
India Barr, Artist – Originally from Northern Ireland, India is a mixed media artist based in Manchester. she works predominantly with textiles and abstract mark making. She uses her work to tell stories or to make connections between creativity and well-being – she believes that creativity is good for the soul!
Meg Oxford, Operational Lead – Meg is a creative entrepreneur who studied fine arts and photography. Meg is the founder of an arts organisation called ARTbound, who provide established artists with events and exhibitions to present their work to wider audiences round Yorkshire. She is also currently representing The Princes Trust as a Young Ambassador.
Andrew Sales, Artist – Andrew is studying a masters in creative practice at Leeds arts university. He paints landscapes populated with crowds of people displaying hierarchical irrational behavior in often threatening scenarios. My paintings are highly decorative but contain critical perspectives on modern life. They are also like homages to historical paintings.
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.
Rachel Forster, Artist & Ops Lead – Rachel originally trained as a Theatre Designer but now works as an artist and researcher, working on group projects in prisons. She is the director of the Wakefield based charity CommunARTy and as an artist competed in Manchester Art Battle’s ‘Thrilla in Gorilla’ in 2017.
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).