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.
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 www.tonisart.com.