‘Poppins’ is a Giclée print by contemporary illustrator Richard Berner. Handfinished with fluorescent poster paint, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Richard Berner is a Brighton based illustrator, whose work draws inspiration from a colourful array of cultural iconography: from Star Wars to Disney, Brighton landmarks to Amy Winehouse, Berner creates illustrations bursting with imagination and eccentricity. With a flare for fine art technique, all of Berner’s ink drawings are brought to life with colour and texture, often applying paint drips and splatters, before the print-making process.
Revelling in surrealist style, ‘Poppins’ depicts the well-loved Disney figure Mary Poppins, redrawn in Berner’s distinctive style. Injected with macabre and Gothic overtones, Berner has reimagined the cheerful character as a grinning skeleton, her clothes all in black, with a pink and white scarf wrapped around her neck. The background is made up of paint drips and splatters, for a raw, textured finish, that complements Berner’s illustrative style.