Large, Contemporary Painting, 'Les Oiseaux,' Poppy Ellis
Large, Contemporary Painting, 'Les Oiseaux,' Poppy Ellis.
Ellis embraces her love of Raoul Dufy in this show-stopping still life. Part cubist, abstract and part impressionist it is a riot of colours and texture. Richly painted it depicts a table covered with Dufy's pattern, 'Les Oiseaux.' An orange coffee pot and a plate of pears and melons in sage, emerald and chartreuse greens.
In the background bathers take the sun and frolic in an open air pool.
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. Red Riding Hood may be juxtaposed with the Tale of Jeremy Fisher. Vases of tissue paper, poppies sit happy with a Feegee Mermaid.
Her style layers painterly and abstract with graphic elements and patterns. Her still life painting mix old and new pieces, medieval ceramics mingle with contemporary pottery.
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: Width X Height
CM: 88 x 97
Inches: 35 x 38
CM: 70 x 80
Inches: 25 1/2 x 31 1/2
Medium: Acrylic Board
Provenance: British School, signed lower left
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