this is what his website tells about Joel Penkman:
I love food, and I love to paint, so combining the two seemed like a good idea.
My compositions are simple still-life studies with clean backgrounds to
make easier for individuals to make a connection. Food triggers memories
and emotion, I like that people can bring something of themselves to
the artworks. My favourite medium is egg tempera. It is very time
consuming as I make the gesso to prepare my boards and grind my own
paint to mix, but the results are worth it.
I was born in 1979 in New Zealand were I grew up. After finishing my
degree in Graphic Design at Canterbury University's School of Fine Art,
I moved to the UK where I have worked as a graphic designer and most
recently a freelance designer and artist.
I hope my pictures will make people smile.
they certainly make us smile!!