Holly Elan Watson

Noodle, 2022

Acrylic on watercolor paper

Painting75 x 40 x 1cmShips from United Kingdom


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About the Artist

Holly Elan Watson (b.1995, UK) works with inks and acrylics to create intimate and playful paintings inspired by the everyday. Her works often explore sexuality, taste and touch through the depiction of various fruits and foods, playing with the viewer’s senses and engaging their imagination with a subtle humour. She uses bright, indulgent colours to paint her cropped and intimate works and celebrates the beauty in potentially overlooked moments and areas of merging and uncontrollable colour. Holly lives and works in London, UK.

About the Artwork

Noodle explores the sensuality and pleasure you can find in food. In another situation the pursed lips might suggest the expectancy of a kiss, but eating is to please ourselves, not others. The vivid orange to me speaks of bold exciting flavours and the long narrow shape of the painting aims to enhance the movement of the piece, leaving viewers to imagine the feeling of slurping up a long slippery noodle.