Contemporary Painting, 'Some Moments are more Spectacular than Others,' Poppy Ellis
Contemporary Painting, 'Some Moments are more Spectacular than Others,' Poppy Ellis.
Reminiscent of Degas Circus Fernando, this powerful painting by Ellis lassoos the colour and brilliance of a spectacular moment. Ultramarine and Prussian blue with glorious waves of uplighting, a pink Japanese parasol and a twinkling sequinned costume.
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.
Her style layers painterly and abstract with graphic elements and patterns. Her still life painting mixes old and new objects with no apparent connection. Ellis loves colour and the joy that brings, Smartie blue, peppermint, bubblegum and sherbet lemon abound.
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.
Careworn French Montparnasse vintage frame.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 53 x 93
Inches: 21 x 36 1/2
CM: 41 x 81
Inches: 16 x 32
Medium: Acrylic on Board.
Provenance: British School, signed bottom right, inscribed and dated verso