New Work – The Great Victorian Food Fight

And you thought tea parties were harmless fun …

I recently finished a new piece that appeared in the Part Time Artist, Full Time Friend show, held at the Classic Comedy Club on Sunday 18 November. The show was a great local arts initiative combining a one-day art show, 14 bands and musicians and comedy acts running all day. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the show in person (it’s crazy this time of year), but apparently it was a roaring success.

“The Great Victorian Food Fight” was inspired by one of my favourite children’s book, Princess Pam Fell into the Jam, as well as an exhibition of food paintings I saw about 10 years ago. Mostly, it’s just a fun illustration of how a tea part can get dangerously out of hand.



Detail of my favorite sections – the pink cupcakes, the immaculate hairdo, the jelly flying, the cat sneaking some cake, and the little mouse in the teapot.

Detail of the gold decoration around the edges.

This piece didn’t sell in the show, so is still available for purchase for $310. If you’re interested, contact me at steff AT and I can give you all the details. To see more examples of my art/illustration work and hire me for editorial or custom commissions, check out my Gallery page.