Maria Aristidou is a UK-based painter who creates incredible portraits of famous figures using a surprising material: coffee. She’s experimented with a variety of brands and consistencies to develop the range of colors that enables her artistic freedom. “Firstly made by accident, coffee painting has really grown on me,” she says. “Painting like I would with watercolors, I use many different blends and brands in order to get the right shade, depending on the design.” Aristidou usually chooses recognizable photographs to replicate. Due to her medium of choice, the pieces turn out in sepia tones, which give the pictures a warm, old-fashioned feel.