Contemporary Painting, 'April Post,' Poppy Ellis


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Contemporary Painting, 'April Post,' Poppy Ellis

Contemporary Painting, 'April Post,' by British artist, Poppy Ellis.

The story of Poppy's letter box in April. Duck egg blue and chocolate brown hues with a great circle of post box red. A postcard depicting a naive 19th century fellow carrying a hen, a white, red-ringed bowl of ephemera eggs, a letter from Kent beneath a jumble of parcel string. Pale primroses in a glass and a red plate of blue feathers. Loosely painted with defined details in Poppy's unique style.

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.

Frame: Width X Height
CM: 69 x 54
Inches: 27 1/4 x 21 1/4
CM: 58 x 43
Inches: 22 3/4 x 17
Medium: Acrylic and Collage on Board
Provenance: British School, signed lower right
Date; 2019
Condition; Excellent, frame is mid century, minor scrapes and knocks
commensurate with age.

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