Leanne Xiu Williams’s sumptuous still life paintings feature assortments of the genre’s staples—vessels, flowers, the occasional item of fruit. Her latest project is focused more closely on food: chapter openers and end pages for a new cookbook from the Two Good Co team: a foundation aimed at supporting and empowering women suffering from homelessness. Changing the Course is their third cookbook.
“For this collaboration I wanted to focus on creating a series of paintings depicting intimate food scenes,” says Williams. “As this book focuses on simpler, adaptable recipes for the day-to-day, I wanted to capture the beauty of raw ingredients alongside the feeling of eating at home with loved ones.”
The paintings themselves are now on display at Saint Cloche for an exhibition of the same name, and sold alongside the cookbook. View, in pictures, Leanne Xiu Williams delectable scenes from kitchen to table.
Changing the Course
Leanne Xiu Williams + Two Good Co
On Now—19 November
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