A Chef’s Story

A Chef’s Story

This painting is about the stories that go into food, or maybe the food that comes out of the stories. I like spice, heat, salt and gravely flavours like fried onions and plenty of garlic, along with surprises of sweetness, cheese and jam for example. I pick my...
The Orator and the Meringue

The Orator and the Meringue

I visit a friend’s café, which is an endless stream of tasty snippets for a painter who loves stories. These stories often wend their way into my paintings. I was sat talking to my friend, often interrupted by requests from her delighted and indulgent customers...
Making Marmalade

Making Marmalade

Washing, chopping, squeezing, slicing, depithing, bagging, boiling, all on an old wooden board, and into a big old pan. This lengthy process with these surprisingly beautiful jewels of sunshine, the Seville orange, was a glorious way to spend a cold January day snug...
Backstage

Backstage

The ‘Old Oven Stories’ exhibition at “Le Vieux Four” patisserie, in Beaminster, is about the twin themes of food and stories. The paintings are inspired by the stories Philomena heard in “Le Vieux Four” from both the customers and the owner, Lynette...
Bending Light

Bending Light

The ‘Old Oven Stories’ exhibition at “Le Vieux Four” patisserie, in Beaminster, is about the twin themes of food and stories. The paintings are inspired by the stories Philomena heard in “Le Vieux Four” from both the customers and the owner, Lynette Fisher. The place...

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