Joely C. Rogers is a North Carolina-based artist/illustrator, food researcher, former pastry chef and cooking teacher whose work focuses on food, foodways, and the culture of food. She also writes about her food-related travel and investigations on her blog – Cafe Joely.
In addition, Joely has extensive knowledge of picture framing and image display. Along with her husband Mark Rogers, she co-owns Frame Destination, an online picture frame company for DIY framers. She writes about the marketing, display, and selling of art on Frame Destination’s blog.
I use traditional and digital media to create art and illustrations focused on food, ingredients, and all aspects of food culture, and foodways.
I see my finished artwork as visual stories. It is my hope that they encourage viewers to learn more about the food they consume and those who provide it to them.
For inspiration, I read constantly, and cook and eat voraciously. I am also inspired by my travels, local farmers markets and food shops, and memories of my rural upbringing where we grew our own vegetables, ate local meat and seafood, and faithfully recreated traditional recipes.
Follow me on Instagram to see my latest art and food adventures.