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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.

What do you think? Did Mary Ellen's work trigger hunger pangs? Let us know on Twitter or in the comments section below...

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