Toy Soldiers and a Tomato


i collect small toys and trinkets and place them around my studio for inspiration. A few weeks ago I was slicing a tomato and it rolled off the counter on to the floor. I thought about the plastic toy soldier on my shelf and a painting was born. 

A few days later a jar of olives inspired the next painting. 

The last painting came from looking at a toy soldier’s pose and imagining the biggest thing he could carry. 

I’m looking forward to more snack food inspiration to add to this series. Send me a message if you have any funny ideas!