You can paint on just about anything, as long as it has a decent surface.
You can opt for paper, canvas, wood, or even an entire room like the one Airbnb created to look just like a van Gogh painting. Really, if you can think of it, you can probably paint on it.
And artists have been experimenting by splashing their creations on all kinds of things throughout the years.
Artist Jacqueline Poirier knows this well, and she’s made her choice when it comes to painting surfaces. Her choice? Plates!
Yes, plates, just like the kind you eat dinner on. Using plain white porcelain plates, Jacqueline creates landscapes, portraits, and much more.
Her plates are on display at the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, where she works as the resident artist. They can be found hanging in the hotel’s dining room, much to the delight of guests.
Her subject matter ranges from celebrity portraits to eye-fooling images of food that look like they can be picked right up, but she also likes to create images of landscapes based on real places.
And she’s able to capture them so perfectly that when they’re held up to their surroundings, they blend right in!
Check out some of her artwork below, and you’ll never look at dishes as mere food-holders again!