Contemporary Still Life, 'January,' Poppy Ellis
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Decorative painting by British artist, Poppy Ellis.
Poppy, 'I was sitting watching the overnight snowfall and felt compelled the catch the moment and the purple light.'
A pale, bluebell hued table, abstract in shape with a long train of dove grey overhang. On the table a Penguin Classic, Poppy tells us it is Daphne du Maurier's, 'Rebecca', a lustre cup of just budding pink hydrangeas, an Anthroplogie cup of tea and a plate, red-ringed, of golden crumpets. Purple and primrose shades in the snowy scene outside and that glorious, dusty rose pink background.
About the Artist
Poppy Ellis is a painter, she lives on the edge of the English Channel in a wind swept corner of Kent.
Ellis 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.
Original French Montparnasse Frame with some scratches, chips and knocks commensurate with age.
Frame: Width X Height
CM: 47 x 65
Inches: 18 1/2 x 25 1/2
CM: 38 x 56
Inches: 15 x 22
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Provenance: British School, signed lower left.