My food paintings are about life; they provide a portrait of family, reveal local foodstyles, discuss culture and the concepts of goodness and plenty in the context of agriculture, domesticity and urban society. Although the works are visually accessible to the viewer, they also contain symbolic elements that are sometimes explained in my unique extra-long titles. I balance my time of studio food paintings with plein-air painting, usually in a looser, more interpretive style.
In 2017, I launched a line of 40 greeting cards at www.sayitwithvegetables.com and expect the publication of my bilingual children’s vegetable book.
I am also a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists, the Niagara Frontier Plein-Air Artists, and of the Gainesville (Florida) Fine Arts Association.
Art website: www.michellemarcotte.com