Commercial artist, illustrator, cake designer and avid coffee drinker, Maria A. Aristidou spilled coffee on a canvas while working one day. What turned out to be an unfortunate accident has turned into her latest passion… coffee painting.

Mixing five different blends and brands of coffee to get just the right shade, Maria uses the prepared coffee as if she was painting with watercolors, resulting in stunning illustrations featuring her favorite pop culture characters, people and icons.

For her latest coffee painting project, Maria draws inspiration from one of the world’s most famous women, Mona Lisa.

“It took me over 10 hours to complete. This painting is a mixture of Greek Coffee and Espresso brewed specifically to create the dark shades and to give the old vintage feel to it,” Maria explains.


If you love this, check out some of Maria’s other brilliant creations here.