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PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol (originally known as Andy Warhola) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the ‘Pop Art’ movement. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture, and consumer cu lture. Warhol used many types of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk [...]
Artist Spotlight: Daniella Sunflower
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Daniella Sunflower. Daniella Sunflower is an artist based in Corona, California, USA. The artist specialises in acrylic painting, using bold lines and bright colours to create her work. The use of bold colours gives a graphic feel to Daniella’s paintings, which often echoes the style of Pop Art. [...]
A Happy Pride to all those celebrating in London today from all of us at PopUp Painting. Self expression is vital to creativity and vital to what we believe in. Everybody should have the right to live and love free from fear and discrimination. Unfortunately that is not yet the case for LGBT people, be […]
PRIDE 2018: Celebrating LGBT Art
To celebrate Pride 2018 PopUp Painting are looking at the history of LGBT art and some of the most influential artists from 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 persecution […]
Johnny Vegas pops into PopUp Painting in Manchester!
Painting with Johnny Vegas! The PopUp Painting team in Manchester had a great surprise on Saturday at Innside. While painting Van Gogh's Sunflowers, they were joined by none-other than Johnny Vegas! "He was so lovely" Natalie Kaciubskyj, event manager on the day, said: "He was so lovely. He loved it. He said he loved art [...]
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Leeds (but really should)
Leeds is a fantastic place. It started off as a small borough in the 13th century, and through the production of trading and Wool in the Industrial Revolution grew into a booming market town. It's now home to some 2 million people, and it's full of secrets. But did you know.... 1. Leeds was arguably [...]
Leeds – it’s time to get creative!
PopUp Painting will be launching in Leeds in August 2018. Its first partner venue in the city is Brasserie Blanc. The company invites guests to “unleash their creativity, wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other”. Now in its fifth year, PopUp Painting runs ‘painting and wine’ events in bars, restaurants and workplaces across […]
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo de Rivera is seen as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion" and its intense vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its [...]
Five Art Exhibitions to Catch this Summer in London!
Whether it’s seeking shelter from the unpredictable British weather or to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays; here at PopUp Painting HQ we’ve compiled a list of our top five art exhibitions to catch this summer. 1. What? The London Open 2018 Where? The Whitechapel Gallery When? 8 June – 26 Aug. This […]
Artist Spotlight: Elizabeth Kennedy
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Elizabeth Kennedy. Elizabeth Kennedy is a London based artist who graduated from The University of Birmingham with a Creative Arts BA (Hons) in 2003. The artist works predominantly in painting, working with acrylics, oils and watercolours. Kennedy’s paintings are figurative works, which [...]