I have spent thousands of hours turning my favorite snack food into my favorite celebrities. These peanut caricatures started as a joke at work in mid-2012. I would make quick sketches of my co-workers on a peanut that was roughly their body shape. The results got big laughs so I tried making ones of famous people. The first attemps were awful but once I got the hang of painting they improved quickly.
I’ve had many different jobs, from making fake food for TV commercials to inventing toys. All the skills I’ve learned have come in handy in making these tiny artworks. I have a giant list of all the people I want to make and am slowly working my way through it. There have also been a lot of commissions from people who want peanuts of their favorite celebs or loved ones. Selected works were recently exhibited at a solo show in Singapore and will be part of a group show at the Miller Gallery in Cincinnati this holiday season.