John Olsen’s paintings of food started when he moved to live on the shores of the Mediterranean. His paintings were the identification with this culture.
"My interests and my epiphany with cuisine evolved when I went to that marvellous market La Boqueria, off Barcelona’s Ramblas. I was standing in front of this abundance, all these beautiful coloured vegetables like aubergines, zucchinis, red, green and yellow peppers, clusters of small sardines, prawns and octopus."
When Olsen lived in Deya on the island of Majorca he was taught to cook paella, his local friends would set up and fire cook this splendid cornucopia dish of squid and mussels and other seafood. When he returned to Australia he cooked the Paella for his friends, other painters, writers and poets and it was a sensation, he says, "It was the most beautiful dish to present, this Mediterranean experience changed my life completely, which is why I continue to paint the dish."
This print is a digital archival fine art limited edition.
DELIVERY Please note delivery cost includes insurance. This fee is for insured delivery of your artwork to make sure it arrives in pristine condition. Insurance is coordinated by the private shipping courier. Delivery of your selected item will be coordinated via a private courier service and for all CBD and major metro locations will take approximately 7 to 10 business days. We do ship internationally to arrange order please email firstname.lastname@example.org. International shipping fees apply.
RETURNS Art Series are not liable for the damage caused to the print during transportation. Should your item not arrive in the condition you expected please forward correspondence to email@example.com to discuss. Find our full list of terms and conditions at our Shop Terms and Conditions page, located in the below menu.