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Contemporary Painting, 'Hélène ,' Poppy Ellis

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BAR1196

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2015
  • £1,600.00
  • €1,859 Euro
  • $1,980 US Dollar

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Contemporary Painting, 'Hélène ,' Poppy Ellis Poppy Ellis About the Artist Poppy Ellis is a contemporary British artist, 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. Poppy's style layers painterly and abstract with graphic elements and patterns. Ellis loves colour and the joy that brings, Smartie blue, peppermint, bubblegum and sherbet lemon abound. Poppy's sensuous use of paint and wonderful consistency of quality make her a natural successor to the early 20th century colourists-she identifies herself a 'new colourist.' 'I am an observer of faces, if I’m looking at you quizzically it’s not because you have crumbs in your beard, I’m looking at the planes and the nuances of light as it plays across your cheekbones and upper lip. I record moments of bewilderment, joy, defiance and internal dialogue. Catching these fleeting, candid moments unobserved, I am a stalker of character.' Poppy's vibrant portraits draw on a huge cross-section of old and modern masters, but perhaps the strongest comparisons are Matisse, Soutine and Cezanne. 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. Shows San Francisco Fall Show 2019 - Group Show - Henry Saywell Gallery, London. Poppicelli 2020 - Solo Show - McCully & Crane Gallery, Rye. Defiant 2021 - Solo Show - Henry Saywell Gallery, London. Ellis + Taylor 2022 - Joint Show - McCully & Crane Gallery, Rye (with Marc Taylor). Vintage Tabarnacle frame Size: Frame: Width X Height CM: 52 x 64 Inches: 20 1/2 x 25 Painting: CM: 30 x 40 Inches: 12 x 15 3/4 Medium: Acrylic on board Provenance: British School, signed lower left, inscribed and dated verso Date; 2021 Condition; Excellent

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BARNSTAR

Seller Location

Kent, Kent

Period

Contemporary

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Kent, Kent

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7967 708869

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