Born and bred in Brighton, Poppy has been creating art since she can remember. With artist parents and siblings, free-spirited creative expression was always priority, so it’s no surprise that Poppy’s path has always been an artistic one.
Inspired by the Op-Art of Bridget Riley, the work of Yayoi Kusama, and the fashion of the 60s and 70s, Poppy’s otherworldly, rock and roll artistic aesthetic has led to a successful career as an artist. You can read more about Poppy’s art and see her work here.
After a number of years exploring her love of fashion working for designer brands, Poppy decided that ‘art needed to come first’. In addition to creating her own work, Poppy found her way to Enter Gallery, and has been working here part-time for nine years.
Speaking of her favourite part of working in the gallery, Poppy tells us: “Being so passionate about art, I love talking about it all day. I also enjoy getting to know clients, listening to them talk about what they like, and then tapping into what I’ve learnt over the years to connect the dots, and help them to source something that they absolutely love.”
If you could go back in time and hang out with artists from any artistic movement, who would you choose and why?
“Salvador Dali because I think hanging out with him would be a wild experience. I’d love to figure out where his artistic vision came from in the first place, and what he was doing in his personal life to make his brain work like that. I’d like to be friends with him and create some really out-of-this-world art with him.”
What would you steal in a high stakes art heist?
“Damien Hirst’s For the Love of God sculpture for all the diamonds!”
If you could emulate the style of one artist, who would it be?
“Andy Warhol at his most out there.”
Why do you think art is important?
“It’s important for the soul for humans to share our experiences and art is one of the most powerful ways of doing so. It has the power to make you really feel things. It educates you, it changes your perceptions, it can change your world.”
Who is an artist that you think is one to watch?
“I think Boo Saville is incredibly talented. While her career is really taking off and she’s getting attention from a lot of people, to most, she is still relatively unknown. I admire how she takes her time to create work of an incredible standard, rather than producing a high volume.”
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