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50 x £50 - Lot 37, Poppy Ellis, Submerged
50 x £50 - Lot 37, Poppy Ellis, Submerged

37. Poppy Ellis


Signed and dated (on the side)
Acrylic and charcoal on canvas
30 x 24 x 3.5 cm.
Painted in 2020.


£50 - 500

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An artwork of this size by Poppy Ellis normally sells for £500. You can see more of her work at her Instagram

In Submerged, Poppy Ellis went about dividing the canvas into two distinct yet related graphic and coloured sections. Inspired by swimmers and the constructed hues of lidos, Poppy explores her interest in the sporting pursuit of swimming and swimmers.

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. Her still life painting mixes old and new objects with no apparent connection. 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 a 'new colourist.'

Poppy's vibrant portraits and still lifes 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.

Popcelli: One Womane Show, McCully and Crane Gallery, Rye, East Sussex, 2020.

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