Just like a great recipe, colour mixing relies on knowing the right elements in order to achieve the desired response, be that to the eyes or the taste buds. A great chef understands how flavours pair with each other, and this same concept is reciprocated in the paintings through the exploration of colour relationships. Ingredients from different ends of the spectrum are combined in order to balance and please the palate, and once the desired richness and depth is found, you’ve found the correct recipe.
Using familiar objects and food items as the subjects of the paintings evokes a nostalgia of humble everyday moments and the familiarity of comfortable spaces. The portrayal of modest, easeful scenes paired with gratifying colour relationships make for a feast for the eyes.