by The Urban Grocer in New Art on Thursday 21 July 2011

It’s no secret that we at The Urban Grocer have a soft spot for any marriage of food and art. And so upon learning about UK-based graphic designer and painter Joël Penkman, it was love at first site. Penkman’s delightful paintings take as their subject everything from an open can of Spam, to Stilton on a digestive, to black forest cake.

His charming British Food series consists of nine small paintings that sweetly illustrate some of England’s iconic eats like marmalade, tea, and pork pie. Between the soft colors and nostalgic subjects, Penkman’s work is sure to make any food-painting addict hungry for more.