Large Painting, 'Some People will Love You for You


21st Century

United Kingdom

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Large Painting, 'Some People will Love You for You

Large Painting, 'Some People will Love You for You,' by British artist, Poppy Ellis.

In this rare self portrait Ellis is seen reclining on a green sofa, her arm behind her head and a long-fingered, ringed, tangerine and yellow hand resting across her chest. Her cyan dress patterned with orange and black flowers is hitched to reveal neon orange legs. She gazes directly at you, 'You can come in,' she says, 'just for a little while.'

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: 76 x 106
Inches: 30 x 41 1/2
CM: 61 x 90
Inches: 24 x 35 1/2
Medium: Acrylic on Board
Provenance: British School, signed lower
Date; 2019
Condition; Excellent

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BARNSTAR is run by Mark Greenwood and Kitty Hope, who source beautiful mid-century paintings from around the world, they are happy to take on sourcing commissions.

Mark began trading in the antiques and salvage world in 1985 with three London strores selling furniture, decorative and architectural antiques.  Mark was head hunted by Chesney's to buy and sell 18th and 19th century chimneypieces, including opening the Chesney's Atlanta showroom in the ADAC Centre.

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