Teen artist turns the leftovers from her Wetherspoons meal into masterpieces

Molly Napier-Doyle, 18, created the works of art on the distinctive 'Spoons' floral plates using ketchup, mayonnaise, brown sauce and mustard.

She created a version of the Mona Lisa called 'Mayo Lisa'

The talented teen had been eating burgers and drinking cocktails with friends in their local Wetherspoons on Holloway Road when she decided to start playing with the leftovers "on a whim" last week.

Swapping her paintbrush for a wet paper straw and using pictures on her phone as a reference, Molly claims she painted the "ironic" art to give her pals and the waiters a laugh.

Giving Da Vinci a run for his money, fine arts student Molly mixed leftover mayonnaise and mustard together for the Mona Lisa's skin.

The portrait of Molly's idol Frida Kahlo was garnished using leftover limes, tomatoes and lettuce leaves as substitutes for the Mexican artist's iconic hair flowers and earrings.

Molly created the works of art using a wet straw in WetherspoonsThe Mayo Lisa and Frida Ketchup drew smiles from the server too as she cleared away their plates – and Molly claims the chefs were so impressed by her art they even sent her a fruit yoyo to say thanks.

Molly, from Bolton, but now living in London, said: "It was just a whim – I was having fun with my friends in a Wetherspoons and thought it would be funny for the waiters to see that when they came to collect the plates.

"Frida Kahlo is a face I'm very familiar with because I paint her a lot and I thought that would be a fun one for me.

"The Mona Lisa is such an icon I thought it would be funny if it were re-created out of sauce.

Molly, 18 is an art student from Bolton"My friends were just laughing and supporting it.

"One of the servers who took it away thought it was cool as well.

"She was saying the kitchen staff were taking photos of it.

"I think it was a different experience painting in food. It was quite difficult and it wasn't something I'd planned."

Molly, who has been a student at the Royal Drawing School for nearly ten years and now studies at City and Islington College, claims she loved putting her foodie twist on classic artists – and joked about doing something more "condi-mental" next time.

She said: "Frida Kahlo inspires me a lot. She's just great. I like her style.

"I've painted the Mona Lisa before. I know she's an icon in the world of art but I think she's actually got quite an easy face to paint.

A previous drawing of the Mona Lisa created by Molly

"I guess I could specialise in food art in the future. Art is such a vast thing and I don't know what I want to do to.

"I'm getting a lot of good feedback from this so it's definitely opening up an opportunity."

Eddie Gershon, a spokesman for Wetherspoon, said: "Both pieces of art are superb and definitely one offs. The distinctive Wetherspoon plates are the perfect backdrop for the artwork."



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