My paintings represent food from a variety of different cuisines seen from above. Their flattened surface planes reduce details to strong graphic images demonstrating a fresh visual vocabulary. This is the essence of edibles: combining elements of abstraction and representation, pattern and grid, surface and illusion, as well as observation, imagination, and memory.

Overall, I strive for a new perspective. While the colors and shapes are traditional, the oversized proportions painted from above display the subject in a way that is both inventive and recognizable.

Fancy Cakes300

Fruit Medley300



Salmon canape300


Born in Philadelphia, Toni studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. She is a Manhattan-based artist and graphic designer. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections and has been in many exhibitions, including a two month solo show at the James Beard House Gallery. More information is available at

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