The Pop Up Blog!

The start of a new week and the one before half term! I think we are looking forward to a break I know I am! Once again you have all been amazing in your support of the Pop Up Shop its been really good to meet old faces revisiting and new faces for the first time. I can't begin to tell you how many compliments we have had this week and it makes us feel that we are doing something right. So thank you everyone!

We have a new Artist of the week, a very talented painted and we also have two new talents to welcome to the Pop up and introduce to you.

 

Our artist of the week is Julia Adams.

Julia Adams Art

I use a variety of mixed media to produce my work - household glosses, spray paints, acrylics, inks and various printing techniques. I like to apply paint with real freedom and spontaneity to produce expressive paintings that have energy and depth, exploring my passion for surface quality, colour, texture and tactility. My 3 main themes are Interiors, Architecture and Abstract Flowers.


My recent series of ‘Interior Spaces’ paintings have been very popular and are constantly evolving. As a starting point I use a found image or one of my own photographs, adding or removing elements as I feel necessary to enhance the composition. I then start to play with my materials, constantly adding and subtracting. I will often include stencilling to add a sense of drama, and introduce rivets to add further interest. I also enjoy including text, whether stencilled or found words in magazines.


Recent architectural pieces have been of local scenes, Reigate Priory, The Old Town Hall, The Inglis Memorial on Colley Hill and also views around Brockham and Betchworth, both original paintings and signed limited edition giclee prints are available.


I also work to commission, I am currently producing a body of work for a new restaurant in Arundel.


To see more of Julia's work come and browse the gallery at the Pop Up Shop, check out the website, follow on instagram or contact her directly.


 

We have two new people joining us in the Pop Up this week, we welcome Kate


Kate Challig was first inspired to make these pictures after a visit to Venice a few years ago.


Whilst there I realised how big the Venetian's are into marbling paper! I found that the papers blend so well to the colours and patterns of moths and butterflies.

I hand cut all the insects and display in box frames to produce classic and contemporary styles. Each picture is unique -I purchase good quality paper from Venice and Israel - the painted frames are done using Farrow and Ball/Annie Stoan Paints. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them.


Kate's work can be found downstairs in the gallery at the shop.


 

We also offer a very warm welcome to our Eco company, Let's Eco


Let's Eco offers Eco Kits, gifts and products, please pop in and have a look they are really lovely.


 

And finally a little bit of fun to cheer us all up with some great soft toys from Suzie Cooper Kids


Aren't they great?!


 

Well if we have met we look forward to seeing you again and if we haven't we look forward to meeting you!

Have a good week and thank you for joining me on my Pop Up Blog spot!