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LGBT History Month: Celebrating LGBT Art

To celebrate LGBT History Month PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists of the movement. From Ancient Greece to the present day LGBT art has existed. It has been a tumultuous road for LGBT artists who have faced enduring issues such as censorship, discrimination and […]

Artist of the Week: Gustav Klimt

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Klimt was a 'Symbolist' painter and one of the most prominent members of the 'Vienna Secession Movement'. The artist’s style was not always progressive, his early works were academic in style. Klimt attended the ‘Vienna School of Arts and Crafts’, having trained as an [...]

5 Tips to Keep your Paintbrushes in Perfect Condition!

  1: Clean, clean and clean again! Ever started painting on a brand new white canvas only to have your masterpiece prematurely ruined by a sneaky bit of paint lurking in the depths of your brushes bristles?! Well we have and we can tell you it’s not pleasant! Avoid instances like this by giving your […]

Artist of Week: Rose Wylie

Rose Wylie (born 1934) is PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’. Rose Wylie is a British artist who creates paintings depicting her daily encounters created from a variety of sources, from art history, cinema, comic books and the natural world to news, verbal anecdotes, celebrity stories and sport. Wylie often paints through the filter of […]

Artist of the Week: Charlotte Farmer

PopUp Painting’s artist of the week is Charlotte Farmer. Charlotte Farmer is a London based illustrator. The artist graduated in 2006 with an MA in communication design from Central St Martins and has been working as freelance illustrator ever since, combining this with making screen prints at Spike Print Studio, Bristol. The artist makes bold, […]

Artist of the Week: Andreas Gursky

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Andreas Gursky. Andreas Gursky (b. 1955) is a German photographer. The artist is known for his large format colour photographs distinctive for their incisive and critical look at the effect of capitalism and globalisation on contemporary life. Gursky studied at the ‘Düsseldorf Kunstakademie’ in the early 1980s, at […]

Black Friday

Black Friday is here. Check out our offers on selected events and gift vouchers - the perfect Christmas gift. These offers are valid for twenty-four hours only. Don't miss out! Please note that discount codes cannot be used in conjunction with special sale prices. Birmingham Paint Winter Banksy! Birmingham, Thursday 25 January Paint Starry Night [...]

Artist of the Week: Shirazeh Houshiary

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Shirazeh Houshiary. Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian artist born in Shiraz, Iran in 1955. The artist moved to London in 1974 where she received a BA from Chelsea School of Art. Houshiary works and lives in London. Shirazeh Houshiary came to prominence in the 1980s as a sculptor, […]

Paint Pudsey! PopUp Painting fundraises for Children In Need

BBC Children In Need is one of the highlights of end of year television. We wouldn’t dream of running a fundraiser on the same night! But next Friday we’ll be at Urban Meadow, just north of Hyde Park, painting our very own Pudseys! The piece takes inspiration from our popular Banksy nights, and was put […]

Artist of the Week: Hayden Kays

Pop Up Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Hayden Kays. Hayden Kays (b.1985) is a London based artist who has been coined as one of  “a new generation of Pop artists”.Kays works across a variety of media ranging from illustration to sculpture. The artist is particularly well known for his ironic illustrations. Kays borrows much […]