Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Rose Popay (aka the Art Tart)

There are many words to describe Rose Popay, but the two words I think best sum her up are PURE and GENIUS.

The daughter of performers, Rose studied fine art and went on to work with the man himself, Mr Damien Hirst, before going it alone. Rose's personality and artwork are absolutely captivating. She will draw your wedding as it happens and, if you like, allow your guests to put their mark on the artwork too. 

Rose will come as herself or in character. My favourite character, The Art Tart, even has her own website! She's just wonderful. Any wedding with Rose around would be a wedding to remember.

Come to the Fair to meet Rose herself. Rose also does individual 'Enid Blighton style' characatures and she'll be capturing some of you at the Fair! We can't wait to see her at work.

Check out Rose's websites for more information http://www.rosepopay.co.uk/ and, for Rose's fabulous alter-ego http://www.thearttart.com/ Check out the videos. They're fantastic! 

What Rose does, in her words: 
This process starts with me drawing the bride and groom and some main features of the setting as well as some of the guests. This can then be opened out to the guests to join in! They may draw each other, memories, the food.. I continue to draw alongside to give the canvas a strong structure as well as encouraging others to join in. Then the picture is laid down and ready to paint. By the end of the evening the bride and groom are presented with the canvas, the image can be used as a thank you card as well! There is also the option for me to draw solo. Prices around £350.

Rose drawing outside

Rose drawing with guests
Guests painting artwork

The Art Tart at work
The Art Tart drawing wedding guests
Street Art from The Art Tart

More about Rose:  
Rose studied Fine Art at Bretton Hall before being head hunted for Damien Hirst’s science studio. After five years Rose decided to do her own thing and has gone on to work internationally, recieving awards and taking her place amongst the world’s top artists. Rose can not only capture your event but involve your guests in creating a collaborative art work. This takes it beyond a charming record and into the sphere of entertainment. With her strong performance background Rose can appear as her self or as a character to enhance the theme of your event.

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