I have admired Will Cotton's pink cotton candy cloud paintings way before Katy. Below is Katy Perry's California Gurls video which is greatly influenced by Cotton's paintings. My kids love Perry's music but me.... not so much.
Will Cotton, CROWN, 2012, oil on linen, 80 x 68 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Boone GalleryWill Cotton is an American painter. His work primarily features landscapes composed of sweets, often inhabited by human subjects. Will Cotton lives and works in New York City.