Art or Real? This Artist’s Food Paintings Will Blow Your Mind
UK-based artist, Joël Penkman has combined her love for food and art by painting these amazingly realistic works of art. In her own words, “I love food, and I love to paint, so combining the two seemed like a good idea.”
With a degree in Graphic Design at Canterbury University’s School of Fine Art, Penkman moved to England where she worked as a graphic designer before starting to paint. While her art isn’t exclusively focused on food and as she told Mashable, “I do like the familiarity of food as a subject, it is something everyone can relate to. It can hold memories, tell stories, explore national and local identity, and make us hungry. It is a fun, playful subject that makes people smile.”
“Food triggers memories and emotion, I like that people can bring something of themselves to the artworks,” says Penkman and we totally agree.