Originally from our city, Larnaka, the famous artist Maria Aristidou (currently UK based) managed to attract once more the attention of the world, this time because of the amazing paintings she created with coffee!
“I use [watercolor painting] paper and around five different coffee blends,” she wrote in a blog post about her art.
It is amazing how many famous and other people commented on Maria’s latest work, always with the most positive comments.
In an interview on Artversed, the great Cypriot artist says that
“with coffee, I can express who I really am. I simply go crazy and wild about it. It is okay to be messy with it! Perhaps it is something personal. The addictive element of caffeine probably makes me more passionate about it. I could say there is a psychological implication to it. I will never forget the day I started experimenting with coffee. It was a turning point on my own career. I can still remember one day I was asked to do a coffee portrait of Einstein and Churchill. With Churchill it was an entire different story, I was so delicate about him. But with Einstein, I went crazy. Probably, the ambiance of each personality I am painting is what alters my technique and the level of roughness I use. So I need to relate and draw with the characters I am painting.”
We are proud of you Maria! Keep surprising us!
Pictures retrieved from Maria Aristidou’s Facebook Page