Poppy Cyster is a predominantly abstract artist. Her love and understanding of colour is apparent throughout her paintings. A wide subject matter informs her work, from aerial perspectives of the Scottish landscape to happy memories and treasured experiences.
The daughter of an aviator, she spent her childhood with her head in the clouds hanging over the edge of an open cockpit biplane. Gazing at the fields below she was captured by the rhythm and shapes of the land – the fields, rivers, roads and the mountains all making their mark in her mind. She brings her inspirations back to the studio where those rhythms and structures are put together in her own very distinct style. Her unique handling of composition combines areas of constrained block shapes alongside expanses that ooze energy and free flowing colour.
She originally studied Fine Art at De Montfort from where she graduated with a sell-out degree show and was awarded the Leicestershire Artworks collection prize.
A decade on, Poppy is paintings full time and her work is exhibited widely in the UK, and held in private collections from Japan and Australia to India and the US.
“……her paintings reflect her ‘joie de vivre’ through her love of colour experienced through abstract compositions full of a controlled energy. She has developed a true and instinctive language unmistakably her own”.
RICHARD DEMARCO CBE Demarco European Art Foundation