Tags: women in art

Artist of the Week: Sonia Delauney

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Sonia Delauney. Sonia Delauney is a Ukrainian born painter and designer, who spent most of her life living and working in Paris. The artist was known for being one of the founding members of the ‘Orphism’ movement, a movement that used strong, bold colours and geometric shapes. Sonia [...]

Artist of the week: Fiona Rae

  PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist Fiona Rae. Fiona Rae is a contemporary abstract painter, who was one of the members of the ‘YBAs’ or ‘Young British Artists’ who were prominent in the art world during the 1990’s. The artist first rose to fame when she was included in ‘Freeze’, an […]

International Women’s Day 2016: Pledge for Parity

Tuesday March 8th is ‘International Women’s Day’ and the theme for the 2016 campaign is ‘Pledge for Parity’. Women’s day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, however this year we are also encouraged to address the fact that gender inequality is still prevalent. Within the Fine Art, gender [...]

Artist of the Week: Yayoi Kusuma

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is Japanese artist and writer Yayoi Kusuma. Kusuma, born in Matsumoto City, Japan, first studied painting in Kyoto in 1929. Soon after, frustrated by the lack of diversity of Japanese art, the artist moved to New York City and by the mid 60’s had become one of the most [...]

My Role as a PopUp Painting Facilitator

Hey there! I’m Annie and I am an artist living in this wonderful city we call London. I am also a PopUp Painting facilitator (one of a team of eight artists). As artist facilitators we are responsible for guiding through your paintings and making sure you have a memorable creative experience.  The best tip I […]

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 [...]

Artist of the Week: Leonora Carrington

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Leonora Carrington. Leonora Carrington was an English-born Surrealist painter and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s. Carrington established a distinctive take on Surrealism, working alongside other key members [...]

Transgender Artists you should know about

This week is Transgender Awareness Week. Here are 7 trans artists we think you should know about. Transgender Awareness Week aims to raise visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and the issues faced by the community, and culminates in the Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November). Over the past few months, we have tried to make [...]

Artist of the Week: Debra Collis

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Debra Collis. Debra Collis is an artist based in London. Collis' work follows a figurative tradition - making predominantly observational works. Drawing from life, including the figure and portraiture, is common practice in the artists work. Collis uses a variety of mixed media from ink, [...]

Artist of the Week: Emily Snape

PopUp Painting's 'artist of the week' is PopUp Painting team member Emily Snape. Emily is an illustrator who makes children's illustrations, illustrations for large companies, posters, story boards, cards, murals. Snape is graduate of Central St Martins and Bristol University and Kingston University. Emily creates work both digitally and traditionally and her practice spans across many [...]