Paint the Town Sweet

Joel Penkman says he hopes his pictures will make people smile. We are not sure about you, but we are certainly sporting big mouth watering grins...

These wonderful candy paintings by Joel Penkman are so realistic it makes us wonder if they are lickable like the wallpaper in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory…

As a painter and graphic designer, specialising in food art, Penkman takes a lot of care with his work to make sure the results are jut right: “My favourite medium is egg tempera. It is very time consuming as I make the gesso to prepare my boards and grind my own paint to mix, but the results are worth it.” He says

Penkman was born and raised in New Zealand. After finishing his degree in Graphic Design at Canterbury University's School of Fine Art, he moved to the UK where he now works as a freelance designer and artist.

If you have a hankering for a particular piece of candy or food you would like, Penkman often takes on both commercial and personal commissions. You can find out more on his website.

24 Nov 2014