Aiming to stir “visceral and psychological impulses” and evoke “an intrinsic yearning for gratification,” the work of precision realist artist Mary Ellen Johnson certainly hits its target.
From a plate of steamed mussels, to squishy chocolate eclairs and sticky buns dripping with syrup, Mary Ellen’s paintings are jump-off-the-canvas delicious depictions of comfort food dishes. The paintings are so realistic and enticing, before you know it, you start to salivate - well, they certainly had us begging for an early lunch anyway.
ABOVE: Sticky Bun
ABOVE: Big Spaghetti and Meatballs
ABOVE: Big Steamed Mussels
ABOVE: Big Cherry Pie A La Mode
ABOVE: Big Cheeseburger
ABOVE: Big Chocolate Eclair
ABOVE: Big Smores
Hungry for more? Check out Mary Ellen Johnson's work on her blog.
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