Large Contemporary Painting, 'Madame Espère au Kimono,' Poppy Ellis
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Contemporary Painting 'Madame Espère au Kimono' by British artist Poppy Ellis.
Superb portrait of Madame Espère in a chinoiserie chair, wearing a blue flowered kimono. In her right hand she dangles a golden fan with a black lacquered handle.
On the mantle piece, sketches by Andre Derain, against a bouquet of French floral wallpaper.
Fabulous colour as is the artist's want. sapphire and gold, rose fondant and peppermint cream.
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 stunning French Montparnasse vintage frame.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 85 x 97
Inches: 33 1/2 x 38
CM: 61 x 74
Inches: 24 x 29
Medium: Acrylic on Board.
Provenance: British School, signed bottom left, inscribed and dated verso