Maria A. Aristidou is a creative designer from Cyprus and the United Kingdom who specializes in commercial art, illustrations and cake design. Although she discovered her current medium by accident, she puts her love of all things art (specifically commercial art and coffee) into her designs.
Aristidou was working one day and accidentally spilled a cup of coffee. Realizing that the spill resembled an illustration, she took on the new medium with zest. With watercolor painting paper, she uses several brands of coffee (brewed various ways and at different strengths) to create many different hues for her to choose from and apply. Her favorite thing to do is paint subjects that she personally loves, but it does pose a challenge because she knows she will not accept the final product unless it is done "just right."