Large Painting, 'Cacti and a Billion Stars', Poppy Ellis
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Large, contemporary painting, 'Cacti and a Billion Stars', by British artist, Poppy Ellis.
A wowza of a piece by Ellis, a great sky of lapis lazuli with a burst of brilliant yellow across the heavens. Four openly painted cacti in a cornucopia of cyan and Calpol pink.
Boot lace red underpainting with liquorice graphic marks.
About the Artist
Poppy Ellis is a painter, she lives on the edge of the English Channel in a wind swept corner of Kent.
She grew up in Sunderland and studied Illustration at Newcastle. She has worked as an art director in publishing, packaging and food styling.
Ellis is inspired by folklore and fairy tales, secrets and puzzles. Her pieces are narrative, often connecting themes from her childhood.
Her style layers painterly and abstract with graphic elements and patterns. Her still life painting mixes old and new objects.
Ellis worked as an art director in London for many years and has now traded in her train card for her studio which she shares with her husband and two barky dogs.
In a vintage French Montparnasse frame.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 115 x 66
Inches: 45 x 26
CM: 100 x 50
Inches: 39 x 20
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Provenance: British School, signed lower right
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