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When I’m not in my studio painting, I’m working at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In that job, I study and talk a lot about other artists work. And I’ve learned how important it is to be authentic to yourself in your art. There’s an artist and a collector for everybody but you will never find each other until you are true to the art.
I paint food because it makes me feel good. I’m fascinated with the beautiful foods that come from our Earth and equally fascinated by what the creative mind of a chef does with that food. Making paints of food and playing with that concept feels so completely full circle and natural to me.
People ask me all the time if I like to cook. The answer is NO! I can cook, but I’m not very good at it. My husband is the chef in our house.
"At the start of 2018 I gave myself permission to paint what only what I wanted to paint and not worry about whether or not anyone else liked it…and my business took off.”
JJ Galloway, an Annapolis, Maryland based artist, has been touring art shows throughout the country including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Miami.
JJ’s food themed art ranges from whimsical, like a pigeon with a ramen nest on his head, to figurative, like a chef at work in a kitchen, to traditional food still life paintings. “I make paintings of food. People have such interesting connections to food. Memories, sensations, emotions…all the senses are tapped in paintings of food.”
Her original watercolor and oil paintings can be found in public and private collections around the world and prints of her images are licensed to companies including Bed, Bath and Beyond, One Kings Lane, and a large European paper and calendar producer. Don't miss the chance to enjoy JJ Galloway's art at the Affordable Art Fair in March 2019 or her solo show at The ArtExpo New York in April 2019.