This Artist Makes Paintings Of Food And Posts Them On Twitter
Image Credit: Twitter/noahverrier. Noah Verrier's painting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a jar of milk.

Creating dishes is an art in itself, but it isn’t only chefs who are able to express their creativity using food. Artists have often attempted to make paintings of food and drinks. Recently, a couple of artists have taken to Twitter to share their work. Social media has its perils but some people have learnt to use it constructively.

A Twitter user named Noah Verrier has taken Twitter by storm. The MFA artist and art professor made an oil painting of a grilled cheese sandwich, which went viral. Since then, the artist has painted a wedge of watermelon and a jar of water, gummy bears, fried rice in a takeaway box, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a jar of milk. 

Verrier’s painting of the grilled cheese sandwich garnered 501.9k likes, 58.3k retweets and 3,942 quote tweets. “I would frame this and hang it in my kitchen,” one user replied. “Would you ever consider selling some postcard-sized prints? I love your work and would love to have a few prints,” said another.

Verrier has 125.9k followers and keeps them amused with her beautiful artwork. 

Paintings of food and drinks seem to be the trend on Twitter, and they’re not made by one artist alone. In April this year, an Indian artist with the handle @VforVendakka_ posted a painting of South Indian filter coffee that went viral too. The painting garnered a lot of praise for resembling a real cup of filter coffee and also acquired close to 60k likes. @VforVendakka_ also painted masala dosa and idli sambar, and decided to sell prints of those, which were quickly sold out. The masala dosa also caught the attention of the press and was featured in an article by Indiatimes. 

Social media users may post food photos regularly, but these beautiful paintings of food items make a refreshing change. They’re a new way to look at and appreciate both food and art, and also give people a chance to buy what artists have created. It’s a win-win, for both artists who earn fame and are able to generate income, and their audience who is exposed to creativity and has the chance to adorn homes with it.