My above-view paintings of food bring together an appreciation of unconventional views and timeless human habits. While the colors and shapes are traditional, the oversized proportions painted from above display the subject in ways that are both original and recognizable.
These paintings are conceptually related to my aerial paintings of landscapes and objects. From their above ground perspective, they offer a modern outlook and fresh visual vocabulary, combining elements of abstraction and representation, pattern and grid, surface and illusion, as well as observation, imagination, and memory.
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, 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.