Tags: UK

100 Years of Voting: The Art of the Suffragettes

It is a century since women in the UK won the right to vote. A fraught and relentless campaign from the fearless suffragettes brought a sea-change to British politics and to celebrate, here at PopUp Painting HQ, we are looking at the art that helped in the fight for democratic parity. Much of the art […]

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 […]

Autism Awareness Month: Featured Artist

April is Autism Awareness Month. Here at PopUp Painting we are celebrating the work of the artist Stephen Wiltshire, a London based artist with Autism. Stephen Wiltshire is known for his detailed depictions in paint and pencil of landscapes. The artist has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having […]

Artist of the Week: Joelle Avelino

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist and PopUp Painting team member Joelle Avelino. Joelle Avelino is a Congolese and Angolan London based artist and illustrator. The artist graduated from the University Of Hertfordshire with a BA (Hons) in Illustration with Marketing. Joelle works with both traditional and digital methods of drawing and painting. […]

Artist of the Week: Joe Caslin

Pop Up Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Joe Caslin. Joe Caslin is a street artist and illustrator who lives and works in Ireland. The artist gained notoriety when his ‘Marriage Equality’ mural popped up in Dublin city centre weeks before the referendum on the marriage equality was held in May 2015. The five-storey high [...]

Artist of the Week: Christian Hook

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Christian Hook. Christian Hook is a painter who was awarded Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award in 2014. As part of the prize for winning the competition the artist was commissioned to create a £10,000 portrait of actor Alan Cumming for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. [...]

Artist of the Week: Malika Favre

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Malika Favre. Malika Favre is a French artist based in London. The artist creates figurative works that employ the use of bold colours, in a stylised graphic manner. Favre’s works often play with positive and negative space, where the works become momentarily optically confusing in a similar fashion [...]

Artist of the Week: Bharti Kher

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is contemporary artist Bharti Kher. Bharti Kher was born in London in 1969 and relocated to India in 1993, where she now lives and works. Kher works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture and installation. The artist uses everyday objects to create otherworldly artworks that operate in [...]

Artist of the Week: Barbara Veena Scialó

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Barbara Veena Scialó. Barbara Veena Scialó was born in Austria, but lives and works in London. The artist works predominantly in painting and textiles. Much of the artist’s work depicts scenes inspired by nature. The artist herself notes: ‘My work is a [...]

#OnThisDay – Emmeline Pankhurst’s 151st Birthday

Today marks the 151st anniversary of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurt’s birth. Pankhurst was a dedicated campaigner for women’s right to vote.     Via BBC History: Emmeline Goulden was born on 14 July 1858 in Manchester into a family with a tradition of radical politics. In 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer and supporter of […]