Teddington artist paints with coffee

EventsAs if coffee isn’t useful enough, a local artist has found another way to enable it to make our days more enjoyable.

Michael Minas is a Greek-Cypriot artist who settled in Teddington in 1966 after graduating from the Hornsey College of Art Painting School. As well as oils, acrylics and pastels, he also uses coffee as a painting material!

In a recent interview he explains the inspiration for this unusual medium: in his childhood he followed the adults obsession of interpreting left-over coffee grounds and also more recently a discovery of a similar colour in a Victorian varnish in his own house.

His latest exhibition “Synthesis” will be shown at The Fountain Gallery in Hampton Court next month and will also include other more colourful works.


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