Contemporary Painting, "The Tang of the Fruit Itself,' Poppy Ellis
Contemporary Painting, "The Tang of the Fruit Itself,' by British artist, Poppy Ellis.
Twin Gaviscon pink pears on a brown paper bag, sage green pears scattered willy nilly, spoons like soldiers full of spices, polka dot rowan berries and a pot of scarlet rowan jam. Full of verve, colour and glorious eclecticism.
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.
In a French Montparnasse vintage frame.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 59 x 68
Inches: 23 x 27
CM: 46 x 56
Inches: 18 x 22
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Provenance: British School, signed bottom left, inscribed and dated verso