Contemporary Painting, 'Sweet Peas,' Poppy Ellis
Contemporary Painting, 'Sweet Peas,' by British artist, Poppy Elli.
A red ringed bowl of pea soup and a confetti scattering of fresh peas, regimented pea pods standing graphically to attention. Collages of French and English letters over- scribed with a soup spoon and wire spectacles. A sky blue table with glorious orange underpainting.
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.
Vintage Frame supplied free of charge.
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Frame: Width X Height
CM: 60 x 48
Inches: 23 1/2 x 19
CM: 50 x 40
Inches: 19 1/2 x 16
Medium: Mixed media on board
Provenance: British School, signed lower left and inscribed verso
Condition: Excellent, frame rubbed and wear commensurate with age