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UK-based artist Joël Penkman’s colorful painting of popsicles hits just the right note of nostalgia in me for summers of my youth, spent chasing the ice cream man’s siren song. And though these sweets are specifically Fabs — “a classic British ice-lolly,” as she notes on her site — I’m sure the good feeling the piece inspires is universal.

penkman fab print

The dreamy colors and food subject matter have her being mentioned in the same breath as artist Wayne Thiebaud, but I think all the little details in Penkman’s work make her paintings come across more as straight still lifes than Pop art. Though if there’s one thing Penkman and Thiebaud have in common, it’s that everything in their portfolios makes me drool.

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4 Responses

  1. Kayla@HGTV says:

    Yum! I absolutely love art that elicits an instant response – in this case, drooling & stomach growling.

  2. HGTV_Kelley says:

    Man, that does remind me of Thiebaud.

  3. Marianne@HGTV says:

    Oh, I love this! It also reminds me of Paul Ferney's cake series. Delicious.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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