When a new painting is brewing in Aristidou’s studio, a casual observer could mistake her palette for a mug of coffee and an espresso shot sitting on a scalloped saucer. But a closer look reveals that the saucer is compartmentalized, and each section holds a different color of coffee. Together, the different brews all combine on canvas to bring a breathtaking figure to life.
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. Her work is on display at art festivals, galleries and her Instagram account, @ma_aris.