Contemporary realist painter Robin Harris’ food-related paintings captivate the senses. To see more of this artist’s work, please visit her website.
We all eat; but even if the goal is merely survival, food means different things to different people.
It could be fond memories of a lazy Sunday breakfast or a special event when food was involved (isn’t it always!), or just the thought of a future meal and the anticipation that it brings.
Whatever it is, though, painting images of food and drink makes me happy, and I hope I show it through my larger than life acrylic on canvas paintings—the bigger, the brighter, the better!
Unusual food pairings and complementary liquids are featured. The focus is on movement and flow through splashes, drips, and the occasional ooze.
Whether the image is a stack of sweet macarons or glistening, glimmering water droplets on freshly picked blueberries, the paintings are startling in their realism—and often magical in their whimsy and fanciful juxtaposition of items you would not ordinarily expect to see sharing the same stage.
My current fascination is breakfast, perfecting drippy eggs and sticky syrups.
I’m illustrating new ways of mixing them with juicy, colorful fruit while restraining myself and others from taking a bite out of the canvas.
In all cases, you’ll find yourself taking delight in the technique and the perspective, (and at the same time you’re wondering how that image might look hanging on your wall!)
I am a contemporary realist painter with a twist and a graphic designer based in McLean, Virginia. I received my BS in Communication Arts from the University of Maryland and have owned a full service graphic design firm for more than twenty-eight years.
Painting food and other items in my off hours is one of the ways I flex and strengthen my creative muscle.
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