“A perpetual holiday is a 
good working
definition of hell.”
George Bernard Shaw
Intimate, comical and quietly disconcerting, Wish You Were Here uncovers the eccentric side to the British holiday, as well as a yearning for nostalgia and a simpler life that once was. Based on classic seaside imagery from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the works reveal hidden narratives from the daily routine of holiday life, while retaining the original charm that characterised the great British getaway.
The creative process used by Ellis-Brown including paint, ink, varnishes and drum scanning captures the original character of vintage picture postcards, as well as the authentic saturated colours and dot patterns from early offset lithographic postcard printing.
Carefree Holiday. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Continental Cuisine. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Daily Jollity Programme. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Daytrippers. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Fancy A Dip? Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Fun At The Seaside. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
General View From The Pool. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Holiday Romance. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Theatricals Welcomed. Mixed General View from the Pool. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Nice Wheels. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Nightly Performances. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Photo Opportunity. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Pleasure By The Pool. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Seaside Jaunt. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Tastefully Furnished. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
The Outdoor Life. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Waiting for Mr Whippy. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Wish You Were Here. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Putting On The Style. Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 57 x 82 cm
Having A Lovely Time I (480 postcards). Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 105 x 75 cm
Having A Lovely Time II (480 postcards). Mixed Media on Arches Aquarelle. 105 x 75 cm
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