British Food painting series by Joël Penkman

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.

About the author

Caitlin spends her days scouring the globe for the world’s coolest food finds. She is the founder of online food pop-culture mag, The Urban Grocer, and is a food writer, blogger, producer, television presenter and supper club chef. She lives between Europe and NY with her husband and their dog, Taco.

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