As if there isn’t enough food porn on the internet these days, I had to go and tease you with these hyper-realistic food paintings by Mary Ellen Johnson. Yes, if you can actually believe it, these food portraits are paintings!

“My work stirs visceral and psychological impulse. It evokes nostalgia, and an intrinsic yearning for gratifications. The food communicates a visual language that crosses the barriers of different cultures, for food is a universal experience.”

Just as Mary’s bio states above, the food she paints brings a huge wave a nostalgia to the viewer. For me it’s like I’m back home in New Hampshire and my mom is making me breakfast. Too delicious!

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