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Artist of the Week: Grayson Perry

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry (b. 1960) is one of the most important British contemporary artists, whose socially engaged practice spans ceramics, printmaking, film, performance, drawing and embroidery. The artist is predominantly known for his ceramic artworks. The ceramic works often take the form of classical vases, which the [...]

Help Kieran raise money for King’s College Hospital

PopUp Painting team member and artist Kieran Loftus is completing a year-long challenge to raise funds for King’s College Hospital. Kieran suffers from an auto-immune disease of the bile ducts which affects his liver and blood stream, causing fatigue, jaundice and general ill health. It will eventually result in him needing a liver transplant. When his […]

Artist of the Week: Quin Sweetman

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Quin Sweetman. Quin Sweetman is an American artist based in Portland, Oregon. Sweetman uses predominantly drawing, photography and paint to create her figurative works. The artist aims to create a sense of energy in her work; her colourful palette and energetic brushstrokes certainly evoke a sense of vibrancy. The [...]

The best ways to book your PopUp Painting event!

Goodbye 2015! If you didn't make it to a PopUp Painting event last year, have no fear -  January is here! New year, new month, new you. January may scream stay in where it is warm and cosy with your blanket, cat and a hot drink. But somewhere in the world January is the warmest month; [...]

Artist of the Week: Richard Diebenkorn

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was an American painter whose work was associated with the 'abstract expressionist' movement. Diebenkorn's practice initially embraced abstraction, in particular abstract landscapes, before making what was a surprising change of direction to figuration in the mid-1950s, which would persist until the mid 1960s. The artist [...]

Artist of the Week: Kieran Loftus

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Kieran Loftus. Kieran Loftus is a London based artist and illustrator. Kieran's work focuses on imagery taken from nature and wildlife. The artist uses predominantly pencil and watercolours to create his figurative works. Kieran is a graduate from Chelsea College of Art. The artist is [...]

Artist of the Week: Peter Doig

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Peter Doig. Peter Doig is a Scottish painter, who is regarded as one of the most renowned living figurative painters. The artist was born in Edinburgh in 1959, however much of his childhood was spent in Canada and Trinidad. Doig creates figurative paintings that depict recognisable imagery such as buildings [...]

Artist of the Week: Michael Craig-Martin

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Michael Craig-Martin. Michael Craig-Martin is a painter and sculptor who was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. During his time at Yale, the artist focused his work predominantly on sculpture, with Minimalism and artists such a Donald [...]

Don’t miss out on our London Poppies events!

Unleash your creativity, drink wine, and help fundraise for Help For Heroes! The coming week sees poppy season get into full swing, both nationally and in terms of our events calendar. At our poppies events, £5 of every ticket sale is donated to Help For Heroes. 2015 will be the second year we've ran this [...]

The 12 best Halloween songs

Halloween is fast approaching. While some people only have their costumes to worry about, some are probably also scrambling around to create their Halloween playlists! We can’t really help with the first problem, but we’re pros at playlists. All of our events are themed with music, and these are some of our favourite Halloween Songs from […]