I’m a New Zealand artist, living and working in Liverpool, England. I paint semi-photorealistic, contemporary still-life, and a whole lot of food. 

Originally from the South Island of New Zealand, I studied Graphic Design at Canterbury University. After graduating I moved to the UK and worked as a graphic designer for 7 years before making the move to painting in 2011. 
Most of my work is in egg tempera, a paint that is made by mixing egg yolk with powdered pigment and a little water. It was something that piqued my interest, so I taught myself how to make and use this unusual paint, and it turned out to be something wonderful.

A Little Film About… Joël Penkman
The Jealous Curator Podcast 045 - Joël Penkman: it began with biscuits
Etsy Featured Shop: Joël Penkman

Some clients
McDonald's, Bombay Sapphire, ​​​​​​​Eat, Phaidon, Chronicle books, Waitrose, a2 Milk, The Fine Cheese Co., Financial Times, Esquire, The Guardian

Some publications
The Taste of America by Colman Andrews (illustrator)
A Big Important Art Book (Now with Women) by Danielle Krysa (contributer)
Curious Feast (Postcards) (contributor)
Cool Painting by Carolina Amell (contributer)

Some exhibitions
Royal Academy of the Arts Summer Exhibition, 2012
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