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Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl. Coffee on Aquarelle

Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Cyprus native Maria A. Aristidou creates watercolor illustrations using an unusual medium – coffee. She drew the first coffee picture quite by accident. For illustrations – portraits of famous people, animals, cartoon characters the artist uses paper for watercolor and five different coffee drinks to give the pictures different tones and nuances. The artist herself says “I draw what I love”. In the gallery of her coffee paintings – Disney characters – Ariel, Walt Disney; Queen Elizabeth, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Laurie, Afghan Girl – an iconic National Geographic photo, Bob Marley, and many others.

Ariel

Ariel. Coffee illustration by Maria Aristidou

Bob Marley

Bob Marley. Coffee illustration by Maria Aristidou

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Coffee with the Mother of Dragons

Coffee with the Mother of Dragons

Elephant

Elephant

Girl with Pearl Earring

Girl with Pearl Earring

God save the Queen

God save the Queen. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie. Coffee illustration by Maria Aristidou

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe. Coffee illustration by Maria Aristidou

Mother and baby elephant

Mother and baby elephant. Coffee illustration by Maria Aristidou

Promise me you'll always remember You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Said Christopher to Pooh

Promise me you’ll always remember You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Said Christopher to Pooh. Coffee illustration by Maria Aristidou

Still life with coffee

Still life with coffee

Vienna Boutique - Cake Gallery

Vienna Boutique – Cake Gallery

Walt Disney and Mickey. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Walt Disney and Mickey. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Yanis Varoufakis, finance minister of Greece

Yanis Varoufakis, finance minister of Greece. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Yiota Demetriou. Coffee painting by Maria Aristidou

Yiota Demetriou, friend of Maria A. Aristidou

Yoda Coffee Painting

Yoda Coffee Painting

Vienna Boutique. A Cyprus Based Patisserie

Vienna Boutique. A Cyprus Based Patisserie

Coffee artist Maria A. Aristidou

Coffee artist Maria A. Aristidou

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