'Temptation is as Old as Time,' Poppy Ellis
Contemporary still life painting, 'Temptation is as Old as Time,' by British artist, Poppy Ellis.
A riot of colours, raspberry jam, blueberry yoghurt and Gaviscon pink swirl and dance in the background of this magical painting. A plate of tempting Snow White apples, pink and red, huddle on a scalloped plate and roll left, isolated in a sea of jade green. The tazza of bright lemons and that glorious echo of yellow at the very top of the canvas make me dribble.
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.
Her style layers painterly and abstract with graphic elements and patterns. Her still life painting mix old and new objects.
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: 66 x 81
Inches: 26 x 32
CM: 51 x 65
Inches: 20 x 25 1/2
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Provenance: British School, signed lower
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