Mary Ellen Johnson is a realist oil painter best known for her paintings of food. Johnson is intrigued by how the brain triggers hunger and likes the associations food is charged with nostalgia, comfort, and tradition, as well as imagery that is mundane and elevating it to art. She believes the manner…
"Terrific work !!!! I think Emnate is very jealous of such skill. :)"
"Tedious photo copying. The original photorealists were radical and often painterly. This is just an indication of how dull and conservative the movement has become."
"I'm a photographer; I HATE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY! When I was I HATED food photography because it's so tedious. When I learned all the 'tricks' involved, I lost all 'respect' for images on restaurant menues"