Coffee Paintings: Artist uses coffee on century old paper to create stunning art

A native to America's East Tennessee, Michael Aaron Williams is known for his street art installed on the streets of over 15 different countries across the world. He's also famous for his intriguing coffee paintings on century old paper. Using antique ledger paper from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, the images are entirely rendered using a brush, lots of coffee and a little ink for extra flare.

Michael's work has been exhibited extensively both in the United States as well as internationally, including shows in Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and London. Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Discover more at and make sure you watch the video below to see the process behind his coffee paintings.

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