I love food (and I have the figure to prove it). But not only because I enjoy eating it but because it is also a powerful representation of so many other things too, including society, behaviour, wealth and entertainment. We live our lives through food, from first dates to funerals, weaning to wedding breakfasts, food is there every step of the way.

Food keeps us alive yet at the same time can kill us. It can comfort us but also make us sick. And just the sight of it can conjure up feelings, thoughts and memories.

Food is so much more than mere fuel for our bodies. It is a source of joy, of indulgence and a way of sharing time and bonding with loved ones.

And I love painting it as well as eating it!

Anyway, what's for tea?..