Contemporary Painting, 'Stanley,' Poppy Ellis
Contemporary Painting, 'Stanley,' Poppy Ellis from the, '14, Dean Street,' Collection
About the Artist
Poppy Ellis is a contemporary British artist, 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.
Poppy's sensuous use of paint and wonderful consistency of quality make her a a natural successor to the early 20th century colourists-she identifies herself as a 'new colourist.'
Poppy's vibrant portraits and still lifes draw on a huge cross-section of old and modern masters, but perhaps the strongest comparisons are Matisse, Soutine and Cezanne.
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.
Frame, bashed about, missing bits, scratched bits and generally nicely shagged, as the artist intended.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 41 x 58
Inches: 16 x 22 3/4
CM: 29.5 x 46
Inches: 11 1/2 x 18
Medium: Acrylic on board
Provenance: British School, Signed,inscribed and dated verso.