paintings > #soulfood abstract series

Abstracts inspired by my favorite foods --- aesthetic comfort with zero calories!

You see, growing up in a large family (I’m the youngest of 9 children), meals commonly pulled us all together, and still do to this day. I didn’t inherit mom’s passion in the kitchen and, ironically, I’ve dined at a table for one most of my adult life, so food has taken on different meanings through the years. All the same, my favorites trigger fond memories and good emotions. So, as I pondered painting more intuitive abstracts, I tapped into those wonderful emotions.

These abstracts aren't intended to look like the food that they were inspired by, but rather convey the personal feelings and experiences that accompany them. I challenged myself to let go of what something looked like, and just painted from my soul (and my stomach!) rather than from my eyes.

With only hints of the real subject matter --- maybe the colors, maybe the shapes, maybe the textures, or even the packaging…but not all of it in every piece, lest they’d start to border on realism rather than abstract.

Good luck guessing what food inspired each of these. I just hope my #soulfood series feeds your soul in some way...Bon Appetite!

contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, mashed potatoes, corn, vegetables
acrylic original
36x36
$495
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, cast iron, skillet, pineapple upside down cake
acrylic original
8x8
$95
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, coffee, latte, liquid courage, super powers
mixed media original
10 x10
abstract art, contemporary art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, #soulfood, sunday morning, smell, waffles, bacon
acrylic original
12 x 12
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, mac and cheese
acrylic original
20x16
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, lasagna
mixed media original
12 x 12
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, summer, soul food, orange dream, popsicle, creamcicle
acrylic original
6x6
abstract art, contemporary art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, #soulfood, taco, tacos, feliz, happy, mexican food
mixed media original
6 x 6
$80
abstract art, contemporary art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, #soulfood, fried chicken
acrylic original
6 x 6
abstract art, contemporary art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, #soulfood, lasagna, work hard, lucky
mixed media original
6 x 6
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, cheez-it, cheese, cheez-its
acrylic original
8 x 8
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, summer, soul food, midnight snack, nutty bars, sweet, treat
acrylic original
6x6
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, cinnamon roll
mixed media original
8 x 8
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, cheerios, cereal
acrylic original
6x6
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, popcorn, cracker jacks, surprise, ballgame
acrylic original
6x6
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, PB&J, peanut butter, jelly, comfort food, soulfood
mixed media original
6x6
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, tomato soup, grilled cheese, comfort food, soul food
mixed media original
6x6
contemporary art, abstract art, acrylic painting, intuitive art, comfort food, soul food, birthday cake
acrylic original
6x6